Show about taking care of belongings
Bag for Jack
††††††††††††††† Off goes Jack with the wallet but then he suddenly
realizes that he forgot his shopping bag. He asks the children to look after
his wallet while he quickly goes to get his bag.
†When Jack is gone, a policeman appears. Glad itís almost the end
of his shift.
Suddenly he sees the wallet
and suggests that someone must have lost itÖ. The children tell him that the
wallet is Jackís and that he has gone to get his bag.
The policeman asks the
children if they think itís a good idea to leave a wallet on the street. He
doesnít think so (it could easily be stolen) and suggests that the children
teach Jack a lesson/they are going to play a trick on him.
When Jack comes back the
children are to tell him that Sly Sid took the wallet.
Jack reappears pleased he
got his bag. He bends over to pick up his wallet but it isnít there! Where is
his wallet? The children hopefully tell him that Sly Sid took it. Otherwise
Jack doesnít believe them and goes for Sly Sid. Sly Sid is lying in his garden,
snoring. Jack gives him a big fright! Sly Sid denies taking the wallet and off
goes Jack to the police station, where the policeman first pretends not to know
anything and then produces the wallet explaining to Jack that it was irresponsible
of him to leave the wallet on the street.
Jack then goes to Sly Sid to
apologize. Sid gets a big box of chocolates!
I translated this puppet
show to an easier-to-follow format:
Jack starts off with the
wallet and stops
Jack: Oh no! Iíve forgotten my bag! Will you please look
after my wallet while I quickly go to get my bag?
Jack exits, policeman enters
Policeman: I am so glad that it is almost the end of my shift.
I am ready to go home andÖ(notices the wallet) Oh goodness! Someone has lost
his or her wallet! Do you know whose wallet this is? Why would Jack leave his
wallet behind? Do you think itís a good idea to leave your wallet on the
street? I donít think so. It could easily have been stolen. Why donít we teach
Jack a lesson? We will play a trick on him. When Jack comes back you are to
tell him that Sly Sid took the wallet.
Jack reappears pleased he
got his bag. He bends over to pick up his wallet but it isnít there!
Jack: Where is the wallet? (The children hopefully tell
him that Sly Sid took it)
Jack: I donít believe the policeman took it! I think Sly
Sid took my wallet.
Sly Sid is lying in his
garden, snoring. Jack gives him a big fright!
Jack: You took my wallet didnít you?
Sly Sid: I did not take your wallet; I donít even know what
youíre talking about!
Jack: Well, Iím going to the police station and telling
them what you did!
At the police station
Jack: Policeman, Sly Sid took my wallet! You need to go
Policeman: I cannot arrest him if I canít prove he did
anything wrong. Besides, I donít even know if youíre missing a wallet. Where
did you have it last?
Jack: Well, I left it on the street and asked the
children to watch it for meÖ
Policeman: Jack, you know better than to leave your belongings
where someone could take them. I took your wallet in order to teach you a
lesson. (Produces the wallet) I think you have something to tell Sid, too.
Jack then goes to Sly Sid
Jack: I am sorry, Sly Sid, I shouldnít have accused you
of taking my wallet. Please take these chocolates
Sly Sid: Thank you, Jack. I accept you apology, would you
like a chocolate?