(Setting: In The Forest. Mother Nature sits under a tree. All the colors are playing around. Color Green and Color Blue start to yell)
Color Blue: That’s not true!
Color Green: Yes it is!
(Mother Nature stands up and speaks in a soft voice)
Mother Nature: What is the problem with you two?
(Color Blue and Color green approach her)
Color Blue: He said he is the most important color… and that is not true… because I am!
Color Green: No… you’re not!
Mother Nature: (to Color Green) Why did you say that? Why do you think that you are the most important color?
Color Green: Oh, Mother Nature.
Mother Nature: I asked you a question…why, Color Green?
Color Green: Because… because… I am the sign of life and of hope. And look at you, Mother Nature… Your dress is green! (All the colors start to yell). Look around you… come on… take a look at the grass and the trees. Without me, all animals would die… that’s why… I am the most important color!
Mother Nature: All of you are important and useful.
Color Blue: She’s right! Besides, you’re only talking about the earth… but what color do you see in the sky?… You see me! The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing… Oh, and look at Mother Nature… her eyes are blue!.
Mother Nature: We are not talking about me.
Color Yellow: Ha, ha, ha, ha.
Color Green: This is not funny!
Color Yellow: Yes it is! You are all so serious… Look at me… I’m happy, so I bring laughter and happiness into this world. Without me there would be no fun! Who gives you warmth? The sun…. and the sun is yellow! Ha, ha, ha, ha. Oh, and I forgot Mother Nature… your earrings are golden yellow!.
Mother Nature: Oh, my dear children… you should’t be fighting about this… all of you are necessary….
Color Orange: Excuse me, Mother Nature… but I also want to say something.
Color Blue: You have nothing to say.
Color Green: Yeah, stay out of this conversation.
Color Yellow: Oh… who are you? I didn’t know you even existed… ha, ha, ha, ha.
Mother Nature: Shhh, let him talk.
Color Orange: I am the color of health and strength. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas.
Color Yellow: You’re so boring!
Orange: Maybe you’re right… I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no-one gives another thought to any of you. Oh, and Mother Nature… the orange blush you’re wearing on your cheeks makes you look so beautiful and radiant! So whether all of you like it or not…I am the most beautiful color!
Color Red: I can’t stand this anymore! What is wrong with all of you… I’m here… Hellooo!
Mother Nature: Calm down, color red.
Color Red: I’m sorry, but I can’t… look at me! Blood is red…life’s blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Even Mother Nature’s lips are red! I am the color of passion and love!
Color Purple: May I say something?
Color Blue: Sure, go ahead.
Color Green: Just make it short.
Color Purple: I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me.
Color Red: Chosen you? What do you do?
Color Purple: I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey.
Color Yellow: Sure… just like we do… ha, ha, ha, ha.
Mother Nature: All of you are being disrespectful.
Color Indigo: Not me, Mother Nature. I am the color of silence.
Color Blue: If you are the color of silence… then be quiet!
Color Yellow: Ha, ha, ha, ha… that was a good one!
Color Indigo: I know you hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.
Color Green: You’re wrong, we don’t need you!
Color Red: Agh…you are ugly!
Color Orange: Get out of here!
(Mother Nature looks at the sky and raises her arms)
Mother Nature: It’s your turn… make them understand… now, please!
(There is a loud thunder. Rain enters the scene. The colors crouch down in fear. They draw close to one another)
Rain: All of you are being so foolish…fighting among yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different?
All Colors: We are sorry.
Rain: Now…join hands with one another and come to me. (The colors stand up and join hands) From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace.
Mother Nature: Tell them what the rainbow means.
Rain: The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow. And so, whenever rain washes the earth, and a rainbow appears in the sky, it will remind all human beings of love, peace, happiness, strength, love, wisdom, and reflection.
Mother Nature: People will always think of you… you will remind them to appreciate one another…that’s why all of you are important.
Author: Unknown Folktale
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
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