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4 Free Monologues for Kids & Teens

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Jul 23, 2014 33 Comments

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Below are four free monologues for kids, perfect for use in your drama classes.

Working on monologues is an important developmental tool for any actor. It provides the chance to work on your craft without relying on others.

Unfortunately a lot of monologues out there for kids tend to be on the “silly” side, without providing much in the way of substance.

The monologues below are super fun, but will also challenge your students to dig deeper. They are taken from the new eBook Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors, by award-winning playwright Douglas M. Parker. You can instantly download the full monologue book by clicking here.

 

MONOLOGUE SAMPLE #1: SHARING

Some people think I don’t like sharing, but that isn’t true at all. I love sharing. I mean, what’s not to love about being able to go up to someone and say, “Hey, can I have some of that candy?” And then they give you some! Or, “Can I ride your bike for a while?” And then you get to ride their bike! Sharing is awesome. Sometimes you have to be careful, though. Like if someone comes up to me and says, “Can I have one of your cookies?” Well, if I gave them a cookie, then I might not have any cookies left to share with other people and that would be, like, the opposite of sharing. So I have to say no. Because sharing is really important.

MONOLOGUE SAMPLE #2: SCOUT

Before we moved here, we had this big dog named Scout. Mom always said he was a total mutt, but I think he was also part collie. And maybe part golden retriever. But he was definitely at least half mutt. Scout was supposed to be the whole family’s dog, but he was really mine. I mean, after school, it was me he would be waiting for. And when anyone threw his ball, I’m the one he always brought it back to. And at night, it was always my bed he slept in. But before we moved here, my Mom found out we weren’t allowed to have any pets, so we had to give him away to my cousins. I don’t really talk about it, but sometimes I dream about Scout. He’s got his ball in his mouth and he’s looking for me. And I’m saying, “Here, Scout. I’m right here.” But he doesn’t hear me, and he can’t see me, and I’m saying, “I’m right here. Scout. I’m right here.” And then, I don’t know, I guess I wake up . . . I don’t know if Scout dreams about me.

MONOLOGUE SAMPLE #3: VOTE

Hi, my name is Terry Taylor and you should vote for me for class president, because of all the really amazing ideas I have to make all of our lives here at Garfield a better place. Like, OK, for instance, this one idea that I have that there should be a table out in the hallway all the time filled with free cookies and cupcakes and brownies and maybe those amazing frittata bites that they sell at Mr. Chulo’s down on the corner. I mean, if everyone likes frittata bites or even knows what they are. They’re really good. This would improve school morale and also keep everyone’s energy up for better studying.

Another amazing idea I have is to completely get rid of grades, mostly because I think they’re elitist and also because even someone who fails is actually a successful person in their own way. So there’s that.

And finally, I would like to introduce a by-law or something, that would make it socially not acceptable for anyone to be called a geek or maybe shoved into a locker or have their lunch money stolen just because they maybe wear glasses or, for instance, are running for class president. So there’s that. Thank you . . . Terry Taylor. Vote for Terry Taylor . . . Thank you.

MONOLOGUE SAMPLE #4: UNIVERSE

I saw on the Discovery Channel where a long time ago, before the beginning of time, the entire universe was as small as the head of a pin. And everything was inside it. Stars, planets, houses, people, cars – other pins. Everything in the universe. And then one day, this head of a pin just exploded and everything came out at like a million degrees hot and million miles an hour. And all the stars and planets and people and cars just kept getting bigger and bigger, until they filled up all of space and all of time, just burning and melting and spinning. And as soon as I heard that, I knew that I was just like that pin, and that one day I’m gonna explode too. And when I do, fire and stars and whole worlds will come out of me and they’ll be a million degrees hot and they’ll travel so far and so fast that I’ll never have to come back here again. Not ever . . . Not ever.

For 50 additional monologues just like the ones above, click here to instantly download Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors.

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“It’s not often that I genuinely laugh at material written for this age group or genuinely get a lump in my throat. It’s so rewarding watching my younger actors perform material that doesn’t write down to them.”

Samuel Bush
September 20, 2014


Comments

  • Vasso
    Dec 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm Reply

    As an English teacher I decided this year to start some drama workshops in my institute. i always use drama in my classroom without students being able to understand that i’m actually doing this. at the end they laugh or look at me with their eyes open wondering what is she doing? it’s really fun, i love drama.i’ve searched the net and i came up on your website i really love it. there are many helpful activities, games, tips, so it is very useful for my drama workshops. thanks a lot for the help.

  • jhfgujdhkjd
    Mar 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm Reply

    I am in love with these Monologues they are really amazing

    1. Iminathi Hole
      Nov 26, 2019 at 4:43 am Reply

      They are so existing I love these monologues

  • Nick
    May 25, 2015 at 6:03 am Reply

    Love these. Thank you. Nick

  • Julia
    Sep 29, 2015 at 1:02 pm Reply

    wow………
    I liked the first one,”sharing” it is very good. I showed my kids and one of them passed out. i mean, Great Scott! it was so good! my husband even put it on my coffee website. I’m blessed by it.

  • Angela
    Oct 9, 2015 at 6:40 am Reply

    Wonderful!

  • O****a
    Nov 4, 2015 at 1:59 am Reply

    WOW! I was looking for a monologue to perform to my headmaster and found ‘sharing’ He loved it! Thank you for your help!

  • Ana Castillo
    Nov 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm Reply

    I think these are awesome! I think I’ll use this for my Drama class but maybe I won’t because they’re too short. But thanks anyway!

  • Katherine
    Feb 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm Reply

    These are really good. Thank you! :)

  • Michelle Williams
    Mar 6, 2016 at 2:02 am Reply

    WOWZAA!THESE R AWESOME I WILL BE SURE TO USE THIS!THX A LOOT!!!!
    LOL!

    1. Rika
      Oct 1, 2018 at 6:53 am Reply

      That is really true

  • liquidssssss
    Apr 3, 2016 at 6:14 am Reply

    They are great and i really need some monologues so thx!

  • Danielle
    Jun 7, 2016 at 5:41 am Reply

    what age is sharing for?

    1. bbbpress
      Jun 9, 2016 at 9:29 am Reply

      It’s really up to you – but probably most appropriate for kids age 7-10.

  • KRUSTYKINGKOOPA
    Nov 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm Reply

    I love these

  • en
    Nov 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm Reply

    sharing was sooo good i wouldnt stop laughing

  • TheBomb777
    Dec 13, 2016 at 4:59 am Reply

    What age is the ‘Universe’ one for?

  • Kelly
    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Thank you so much!! I am teaching drama for the first time at my elementary school, even though in class my students always say I am full of ‘theater’, haha! I was in need of a good starting place and your webiste is blowing me away! Thank you for your work in putting all of this together!

  • The Girl
    Jan 26, 2017 at 10:40 am Reply

    Thank you so much, these helped me out a lot!!! I have to perform a monologue in class and my teacher loved my performance. I chose “sharing”

    1. Marco
      Oct 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm Reply

      That’s so cool

  • Dhruvi
    May 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Thank you so much, these we really helpful :)

  • Alexandra Burnes
    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm Reply

    I’m doing a acting/Drama class for my career and i came across this website I have decided to do ” Universe” it gave me inspiration of human life and im the kind of a sci-ency girl thanks to this website you were a big help

  • Marco
    Oct 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply

    This helped me out a lot. I have to write a monologue for English class

    1. sdddd
      Mar 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm Reply

      you gay

  • Autumn
    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm Reply

    Can you put the Dear Universe Dear World Monologue

  • Autumn
    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm Reply

    And I’m on this Website Becouse I’m Additioning for theater for my 6th grade school And to get in you have to Addition And I need to find good monologues that Are Comady or Depressed Monologues Thanks For you help!

  • Glory
    Apr 5, 2018 at 11:31 pm Reply

    Wow i loved these monologues maybe i can recite universe for my audition. Thanks so much for this website.

  • Rose
    May 11, 2018 at 9:32 am Reply

    you people should have more monologues that are shorter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Celine
      May 26, 2019 at 4:01 pm Reply

      No longer I need one that goes 2 minutes

  • Tiffanie Hutchinson
    Aug 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm Reply

    I am looking for something for my daughter to perform in a speech contest. She is 13. it has to be around 4-5 minutes. She wants to make everyone cry. Last year she did comedy and had everyone laughing. This year she said she wants to get everyone to cry. I have been looking online and am having a hard time trying to find some samples. Any ideas of where I can find something?

    1. Vanya
      Feb 25, 2019 at 7:34 pm Reply

      Hello, Tiffanie

      I’m looking for some really funny monologues for my daughter.
      I saw you wrote that you daughter did comedy and had everyone laughing…
      I really struggle to find really good funny monologues.

      Could you please , share with me the funny monologues which you daughter had previous year?
      Will be very helpful for me and really appreciate!
      My email is : Vanya.morrow@gmail.com

      Thanks a lot!

  • Stacy
    Oct 14, 2019 at 4:37 am Reply

    Great and entertaining monologues! Thanks!

  • HIDDDEN
    Dec 3, 2019 at 6:58 am Reply

    In the sharing monologue I want to know who wrote it u have to find a monologue find out who wrote it peform it and then I get an A

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