It’s Snow Picnic
Characters: Matthew Mouse, Woody Woodchuck, Simone Skunk, Ferdy Fir Tree, Goldy Goldfinch, Heidi Hare.
Props: Sign saying “January 1st,” piece of white fabric to cover stage, dried weed stalk with seed head, cotton balls.
Matthew Mouse Oh boy! A snowflake in October! Winter’s coming! I should have a party to celebrate winter. I’ll have it in January when there’s plenty of snow. Why, here’s Woody Woodchuck. Hi, Woody.
Woodchuck Hi, Matthew Mouse. Brrr, it’s cold today! I’m going back in my den!
Mouse Wait, Woody! I’m going to have a winter party, in January, and you’re invited. Continue reading Winter Ways – Puppet Show
The Sweetest Sap
Characters: Sammy Squirrel, Grandpa Squirrel, Fir Tree, Beech Tree, Red Maple, Sugar Maple
Sammy Squirrel Ya know, these acorns are filling, but I’m getting bored with them. All winter long, nothing but nuts and seeds.
Grandpa Squirrel Well, Sammy, when I was a youngun, I didn’t sit around complainin’. Warm days in the spring, I’d run up a maple tree and drink the sweep sap. Fills ya full o’ energy, sap does. Puts a real frisk in yer tail.
Sammy A sweet energy drink? Gee, I gotta try that. See ya, Gramps! (exits) Continue reading Sugar Maples – Puppet Show
A Budding Detective
Characters: Harry Hare, Hawthorn Twig, Staghorn Sumac Twig, Basswood Twig, Cherry Twig, Sugar Maple Twig.
Harry Hare I am a hungry hare! Now, what should I have for supper? Twigs and buds? A little bark? I’ve eaten all the evergreen twigs I can reach, but it’s hard to tell these bare twigs apart without their leaves. This is going to take some good detective work!
Hawthorn Haw, haw, haw! You don’t need to be a detective to tell a hawthorn twig. You could find me with your eyes closed!
Hare Yikes! Those are big thorns! I guess it is easy to tell a hawthorn by its twigs. Continue reading Trees in Winter – Puppet Show
A Swell Day
Characters: Reddy Red Squirrel, Willow Pinecone Gall, Oak Apple Gall, Goldenrod Ball Gall, Raspberry Knot Gall.
Reddy Red Squirrel One piney cone, two piney cones. I love pinecones and the little seeds I find inside them. And I’m counting on them to get me through the winter. Three piney cones…Oh, look! Here’s a pinecone I must have missed.
Willow Pinecone Gall Oh, boo hoo. Everyone thinks I’m a pinecone, but I’m not. If I were a pine, I’d have needles, wouldn’t I?
Squirrel Hey, you’re right. How can you be a pine without needles? Continue reading Galls Galore – Puppet Show
Characters: Bernie Beaver, Mr. Cardinal, Chickadee, Mr. Red-winged Blackbird, Mrs. Red-winged Blackbird. Blue Jay, Mrs. Cardinal appear but don’t speak.
Bernie Beaver There! Been working all night and now the dam is fixed. It’s almost morning, so it’s time for me to go to bed. Sure is peaceful and quiet at this hour…
Mr. Cardinal Wa-cheer, wa-cheer. (exits)
Chickadee Fee-dee, fee–dee-dee. (exits)
Beaver Well, it was quiet. I wonder why the birds are so noisy this morning. All Continue reading Songbird Songs – Puppet Show
Characters: Dandy Dandelion, Nellie, Willie Woodchuck, Harriet Honeybee.
Props: Trowel, lawn mower, dandelion seed head (or, if available, real dandelion seed head).
Dandy Dandelion I know I’m not wanted here in this garden, but it sure is nice. Rich soil, no shade. I’ve got it made, unless…uh oh, here comes trouble.
Nellie Hello there, Dandy Dandelion. I love your cheerful flowers! Too bad I have to pull you up, but you don’t belong in the garden. Continue reading Dandelions – Puppet Show
All the Buzz about Flowers
Characters: Sadie Sunflower, Beulah Bumblebee, Charlie Chickadee, Gertie Grass.
Prop: two yellow pompoms for bumblebee’s legs; sign saying, “Bees Welcome, Pollen Here.”
(Sunflower and Bumblebee enter together.)
Beulah Bumblebee (buzzing around sunflower, singing) Oh pollen, so nutritious, oh nectar, so sweet!
Charlie Chickadee Hi, Beulah Bumblebee, what’s that yellow stuff on your legs? Continue reading Flowers to Fruit – Puppet Show