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WHY FROGS AND SNAKES NEVER PLAY TOGETHER
SCENE I – IN THE WOODS
(Baby Frog plays and jumps in around the trees. He sees a snake)
BABY FROG: Hello, there!. What are you doing here?.
BABY SNAKE: I’m just enjoying this beautiful day here in the sun.
BABY FROG: What’s your name?.
BABY SNAKE: My name is Baby Snake. What’s yours?.
BABY FROG: I’m Baby Frog. Do you want to play with me?.
SNAKE: Yes!. (They start to play) Teach me how to hop!.
BABY FROG: Just do as I do. Watch me!.
(Baby Frog hops. Baby Snake looks at the frog and they hop together)
BABY SNAKE: It’s fun to hop high in the air!.
BABY FROG: Now you teach me how to slide in my belly.
BABY SNAKE: Sure!. Just look how I do it.
(Baby Snake teaches frog how to slide on his belly)
BABY FROG: Now teach me how to climb trees.
BABY SNAKE: Follow me!.
(Baby Snake teaches Baby Frog how to climb trees)
BABY FROG: It’s fun to climb up trees!.
BABY SNAKE: Oh, it’s getting late, I have to go home.
BABY FROG: Will you come tomorrow?.
BABY SNAKE: Sure, you are now my best friend in the whole world!.
BABY FROG: You too!. Thanks for teaching me how to climb up trees!.
BABY SNAKE: Thank you for teaching me how to hop!. See you tomorrow!
BABY FROG: Bye.
(They hug and both leave)
SCENE II – AT THE FROG’S HOUSE
(Mother Frog is outside the door waiting for Baby Frog who is hoping on his way home)
MOTHER FROG: Where were you?.
BABY FROG: Oh mom, I had a lot of fun. I have a new friend!.
MOTHER FROG: Really?-
BABY FROG: Yes, mom. He taught me how to slide on my belly.
MOTHER FROG: On your belly?. Who is he?.
BABY FROG: His name is Baby Snake. We played all morning!.
MOTHER FROG: No!. The snake family is not a good family. They have poison in their teeth. Don’t hang around with him anymore. He could eat you!.
BABY FROG: But mom!.
MOTHER FROG: I said no!. Now, come inside the house, it’s almost bed time.
(They go inside the house)
SCENE III – IN THE WOODS
(Baby Frog is waiting for Baby Snake. Baby Snakes enters)
BABY SNAKE: Hi.
BABY FROG: Hi.
BABY SNAKE: Are you sad?.
BABY FROG: Yes.
BABY SNAKE: Me too.
BABY FROG: I can’t play with you anymore.
BABY SNAKE: Me neither. My mom told me to never play with you again.
BABY FROG: My mom told me to catch you and eat you.
BABY SNAKE: My mom told me to spring at you and kill you.
BABY FROG: I had fun with you yesterday.
BABY SNAKE: So, did I.
BABY FROG: Yesterday, we had a good day.
BABY SNAKE: A good friendship day.
(Both sit alone away from each other)
BABY FROG AND BABY SNAKE: How sad it is that our mothers don’t let us play together.
(They stand up and leave)
Author: African Folktale
Adapted by: K I D S I N C O
Moral: Sometimes intolerance stands over tolerance when people are different from us or differ from our opinions.
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