Ten Little Settlers
Posted On: 2009-01-23


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.)
1ST SETTLER:          

1 little settler
                         Discovering the land.
                         Along came another                   (2nd Settler enters and shakes hand of 1st settler.)
                         To offer a hand.

2ND SETTLER:          

2 little settlers
                         Happy and free.
                         One came to build a home             (3rd Settler enters with hammer and nails.)
                         Then there were 3.

3RD SETTLER:          

3 little settlers
                         Clearing the shore.
                         1 came to till the soil,             (4th Settler enters with a shovel.)
                         Then there were 4.

4TH SETTLER:          

4, through the winter
                         Fight to survive;
                         Share with a brother.                (5th Settler enters with a blanket.)
                         Then there were 5.

5TH SETTLER:          

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.)

6TH SETTLER:          

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.

7TH SETTLER:          

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.

8TH SETTLER:          

8 little settlers,
                         Resting by the pine.
                         In came the hunter,                  (9th Settler enters with the turkey.)
                         And then there were 9.

9TH SETTLER:          

9 little settlers
                         Home from the glen
                         Called for the cook;                 (10th Settler enters in white apron.)
                         Then there were 10.

10TH SETTLER:         

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!)

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