Children Dressing up and Acting in Plays is Great Summertime Fun

When my sisters and our friends and I had a long summer ahead of us to play, we often were very creative because we had no money to pay for anything.  I was the writer and would write plays.  We dressed up as characters in the plays and performed them for our families outside in the yard.

When I’m looking back on those days, I always have a big smile on my face because nothing ever went as planned.  We had to scrummage through and raid our families’ closets to put together the necessary costumes and our mothers’ makeup cases, to find makeup.  Our props were made out of cardboard boxes.  We hung a bed sheet on a clothes line for the stage curtain.  We had so much fun playing and inventing and acting.

As a word of encouragement … you don’t need a lot of money to be creative.  Just a desire to do it and have fun. 

Author Soraya Diase Coffelt