Busy Toes

Adapted by Mary Bowman-Kruhm; based on the book Busy Toes by C.W. Bowie 
(Charlesbridge); illustrated by Fred Willingham

A Readers Theatre written for a Narrator and 11 students. Readers’ parts are unnumbered so that fewer than 11 students can be assigned multiple roles.

Narrator: We have toes that are…

Reader #____: BIG!

Narrator: We have toes that are…

Reader #____: Little.

Narrator: What can you do with your toes? Raise your hand if you can

Reader #____: Wave your toes.

Reader #____: Tickle with toes.

Reader #____: Rub a doggie’s tummy with toes.

Narrator: Some people use their toes to…

Reader #____: Draw.

Narrator: Some people use their toes to…

Reader #____: Dig.

Narrator: It’s best to test the water with your toes before you take a bath. Then you can use your toes if you want to…

Reader #____: Splash!

Narrator: How many toes on your right foot?

Reader #____: 1-2-3-4-5.

Narrator: Five toes on one foot. Then add the toes on your left and you’ll get 10.

Reader #____: 6-7-8-9-10.

Narrator: We can use toes to push. And we can dance on tippy toes. And at the end of the day, we all have…

Reader #____: Tired toes.

All: Goodnight, toes!