The Best Balloon

by Annie Harrison Elliott

About the Play

Dramedy. 8-10 minutes. 10-15+ any gender. Suitable for pre-elementary and older.

The Best Balloon is also available as part of It's Elementary, Too! Twelve Short Plays for Lower Elementary School Actors, a collection that may be produced in any order (and with any plays left out).


When a young child loses a beloved balloon, it sets off an adventure through the woods where they meet a bear, a bird, a snake and a chorus of forest animals. Through this journey, they learn about empathy, loss, self-care, identifying feelings and finding joy in unexpected places. This play reminds us that happiness is not something you find until you look within yourself.
Qty Price Total
Printed Script $7.00 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $7.25 $0.00
Performance Royalties $25.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $60.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $60.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $35.00 $0.00
Silver Package $50.00 $0.00
Gold Package $65.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $80.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $100.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $35.00 $0.00

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