Adapted from the poem
by Bruce Lansky in If Pigs Could Fly…And Other Deep Thoughts, published by Meadowbrook Press.
Summary: A child gets into
trouble with bubble gum.
Presentation Suggestions: Have the students read or perform the poem in front of the
class. Have the students act out the different lines while they read them.
Props: Bubble gum would make a
great prop. If this is not available, the poem can be performed without props.
Delivery: The lines of the poem need to be read with poetic rhythm.
For more information on poetic rhythm and how to perform poetry in classroom,
please read the Performing
Poetry section under the Teacher’s Resources.
When the Bubble
my bubble gum burst
it was really the worst,
had gum spread all over my face.
exploded—went bang— (pops bubble or claps
hands to simulate bubble explosion)
my father said,
my mother said,
when they heard the strange sound—
for the exit I started to search.
please take my advice,
blowing bubbles ain’t nice—
when you’re s’posed to be praying in
© 2000 by Bruce
Lansky. Adapted from the poem in If
Pigs Could Fly...And Other Deep Thoughts published by Meadowbrook
Press. This classroom theater play version of “When the Bubble Burst” is © 2008
by Meadowbrook Press.
Permission is given for individual
school classes to perform this play and to make as many copies of the play as
are needed for the students’ use. All other reproduction and performance is
prohibited under penalty of law. For use of this play outside individual
classes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
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