10 SETTLERS (the play opens with the 1st settler on stage)
INDIANS (on stage, in the background.)
TURKEY (keeps wandering back and forth on stage.)
(Settlers read their own parts or a NARRATOR can read their parts as the settlers enter.)
1 little settler
Discovering the land.
Along came another (2nd Settler enters and shakes hand of 1st settler.)
To offer a hand.
2 little settlers
Happy and free.
One came to build a home (3rd Settler enters with hammer and nails.)
Then there were 3.
3 little settlers
Clearing the shore.
1 came to till the soil, (4th Settler enters with a shovel.)
Then there were 4.
4, through the winter
Fight to survive;
Share with a brother. (5th Settler enters with a blanket.)
Then there were 5.
5 In the spring,
Tending fields and chicks,
Make friends with another. (6th Settler enters carrying a brown bag that says
Then there were 6. grain.)
6 In the summer’s heat,
Pray now to Heaven
For the land’s bounty. (7th Settler enters with bag of potatoes.)
Then there were 7.
7 little settlers
Glean a harvest great.
A farmer came to offer help, (8th Settler enters with a rake or hoe.)
Than there were 8.
8 little settlers,
Resting by the pine.
In came the hunter, (9th Settler enters with the turkey.)
And then there were 9.
9 little settlers
Home from the glen
Called for the cook; (10th Settler enters in white apron.)
Then there were 10.
10 little settlers
Hungry all day... (All settlers are sitting in a circle. Turkey is in the
Ready to enjoy middle. While the settlers are talking, the turkey
The first Thanksgiving Day! gets up and runs away!)