Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”
Targeted to Grades: All Ages
How do differing personalities react to situations?
- Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is not. They are contrasting friends who find themselves dealing with a number of predicaments. Student audiences will find themselves making predictions.
- The two main characters realize they are actually in a play. At this point, full audience participation is invited, and the ingredients that make a play are explored in song.
- Author Mo Willems wrote this play from his own books: I Am Invited to a Party!; Listen to My Trumpet!; I Am Going!; Should I Share My Ice Cream?; I Love My New Toy! and We Are in a Book!
Standard: Participate in collaborative conversations, evaluate point of view and reasoning
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Amanda Kibler, Education Director
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