THE ROAR OF THE JUNGLE Patterned Reading Script

jungle play script

This lively, jungle themed patterned reading script is great for use at parties, in classrooms, or just for fun!

In this patterned reading script, assign each reader one of the character roles. Then, as each character name appears, the person in that role stands up and makes the noise indicated for that animal character.

Characters:

  • Reader
  • King Lion …………………….Gr-r-r-r-r-r
  • Harry, the hissing snake …………………….His-s-s-s
  • Billy, the snorting boar …………………….Snort (sound made through nose)
  • Hermie, the hilarious hippo …………………….Ha, ha, ha, ho, ho
  • Polly, the hiccupping parrot …………………….Hic, hic
  • Pete, the pompous pig …………………….Oink, oink

STORY:

Once upon a time there lived in the jungle a very large lion— who was the King of the jungle. Every time the King Lion— growled the jungle shook, the wind blew, lightning flashed, and it began to rain. The lion— had no friends because all the animals thought that he was as mean as his growl. The King Lion— was very sad.

One day the King Lion– was taking a walk and came upon a clearing where jungle animals were having a party. There was Harry, the hissing snake—, Billy, the snorting boar—, Hermie, the hilarious hippo—, Polly, the hiccupping parrot—, and Pete, the pompous pig—. The King Lion—quietly sat down to watch the animals play. Suddenly, Harry, the hissing snake— saw King Lion—. King Lion— started to tell the animals not to be afraid, but as soon as King Lion— opened his mouth, a roar came leaping out. The jungle shook, the wind blew, lightning flashed, and it began to rain. Billy, the snorting boar—, Harry, the hissing snake—, Polly, the hiccupping parrot—, Hermie, the hilarious hippo—, and Pete, the pompous pig— all ran to hide.

The King Lion— was so sad he sat down and cried. Soon he fell asleep.

Safe at home, Pete, the pompous pig— began to get cold. Then he remembered that he had forgotten his jacket in his hurry to get away from King Lion—. Pete, the pompous pig— was too afraid to go back alone, so he got Harry, the hissing snake— Billy, the snorting boar—, Polly, the hiccupping parrot—, an Hermie, the hilarious hippo— to go with him to get his jacket.

The King Lion— was still sleeping when the animals reached the clearing. They carefully searched all about, being very quiet so that they wouldn’t wake King Lion—. After a long while no one had found the jacket. There was only one place it could be; under the sleeping King Lion—. This was an awful situation! The animals huddled together, whispering about what to do. Suddenly, they heard a sneeze, then another, then another. They turned about and there was King Lion— standing right behind them, with the jacket in his paw. King Lion— opened his mouth very wide. Billy, the snorting boar— fell over Harry, the hissing snake—. Polly, the hiccupping parrot— flew smack into Hermie, the hilarious hippo—, and Pete, the pompous pig— was so frightened he could not move; but the King Lion— didn’t make a sound. The King Lion— had caught a cold and had lost his voice!

“The King Lion— seems so nice when he doesn’t roar.”

Harry, the hissing snake— hissed; Billy, the snorting boar— snorted; Polly, the hiccupping parrot— hiccupped; Hermie, the hilarious hippo— ha-ha-ed, and Pete, the pompous pig— oinked.

“We could be the best of friends if he had a cold all the time,” they decided. “Well, if we are just more understanding and if King Lion— will roar only when he is far away from our jungle, then everything would be fine,” said Billy, the snorting boar—.

Everyone decided this was a fine idea. The King Lion— was very happy to have for his friends Harry, the hissing snake—, Billy, the snorting boar—, Hermie, the hilarious hippo—, Polly, the hiccuping parrot—, and Pete, the pompous pig—. Every Saturday King Lion– would go far away from the jungle and roar to his heart’s content.

THE END

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