What Are Some Halloween Plays for Kids?

Some Halloween plays for kids include "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Beast of the Baskervilles." Each play is based on a classic scary story, and all three require little effort to stage.

"Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is based on Washington Irving's classic tale of the Headless Horseman. Absentminded schoolmaster Ichabod Crane comes to the village of Sleepy Hollow seeking a new life and love. Instead, he finds a graveyard haunted by spirits, including the legendary Headless Horseman. Filled with both laughs and scares, "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a great play to stage for children of all ages. The play features a flexible cast of about 18 actors, with room for extras and an open stage setting.

Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is the thrilling tale of the kindly, inquisitive Dr. Jekyll and the experiment that transforms him into the monstrous Mr. Hyde. This simply staged play features a smaller cast of seven, with a simple interior set.

"Beast of the Baskervilles" is a stage adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes novel. A supernatural hound has haunted Baskerville Hall for years, and only the legendary detective can stop it from claiming its next victim. This short, easy-to-produce play features a cast of 12 and a simple interior set.