When I was a kid I loved performing in plays and was in lots of them. Performing in front of an audience is a good way for kids to develop confidence, and learning to memorize lines will probably help their memories. That's why I'm posting this review of a musical play for kids.
Land of Lost Socks was written by Jane Tesh with music and lyrics by Joni Klein-Higger. Both women have had plenty experience writing this sort of thing.
The plot involves a kid whose older brother tells him to "get lost" - and he does! To Joel's surprise he finds himself in the place where everything that was ever lost goes. Of course there are piles of lost socks, other clothes, toys and many other things. (Lots of props will be needed to perform this play.) But there are also famous people who disappeared, and even lost communities and cultures.
Can Joel ever get home?
The play allows for a lot of kids to participate, so it would be great for school performances. There are parts for at least a dozen kids and, preferably, more. And the lost cultures and people in the play could be used to introduce those topics in Social Studies classes.
But the play is not serious. The characters, plot, and music are all fun and performing in it will be fun, too.
Okay, kids, Break a leg!