‘Green Eggs and Ham’ StoryMob Prep Sheet

Includes reader parts, props and actions – Download a pdf version of this page here.

Readers – Our StoryMobs feature specific readers that read specific lines, but every participant has the opportunity to join in on lots of lines and actions that help us tell the story. You do NOT need to be a reader to enjoy full participation in a StoryMob. This document shows each distinct Reader Part that is available.  Contact us to request a part and we will reserve it for you (they are all booked in advance, first come, first served).  Readers may be big or small, but we ask that the very small readers are fully supported by an adult at all times.

Actions & Participation – Throughout the script below, you will see suggestions of the kinds of actions and participation that we will be engaging in.  We welcome your suggestions and contributions on the day – however, we will be using this as a guideline.  Also, don’t worry about memorizing or studying the actions – we will practice all of it on the day of the StoryMob together and have a dress-rehearsal before we perform our final StoryMob.

Props and Costumes – for ideas about how to prepare, scroll to the very bottom for a list.

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 Reader 1 – (Taken – Roxanne D & Gretel M.O)

Green Eggs and Ham … By Dr. Seuss

Everyone hold your books high in the air.  Huge cheer for the book and author.

Reader 2, pg 3-5 – (Taken – Samantha B)

I am Sam.

Anyone with ‘I am Sam’ signs run around the circle with laughs, chuckles, giggles, shrieks of joy.

I am Sam.

Anyone with ‘I am Sam’ signs run around the circle with laughs, chuckles, giggles, shrieks of joy.

Reader 3 , pg 7 – (Taken – Samantha B)

Sam I am

Anyone with ‘Sam I am’ signs run around the circle with laughs, chuckles, giggles, shrieks of joy.

Reader 4, pg 9 – (Taken – Emily HS)

That Sam-I-am! That Sam-I-am! I do not like that Sam-I-am!

Everyone grumbles, harrumphs, arms crossed, heads shaking.

Reader 5, pg10 – (Taken – Melinda W.)

Do you like green eggs and ham?

Offer your green eggs and ham to anyone near you, join in on ‘Do you like green eggs and ham?’ if you like.

Reader 6, pg 12 (Taken – Erin H.)

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.  I do not like green eggs and ham.

With finger-pointing/hands in the air.

Reader 7, pg 14 – (Taken – Madeline H.S)

Would you like them here or there?

Prop arrows?  Point your fingers?  Wacky prop pointers?

Reader 8, pg 16 (Taken – Marlo)

I would not like them here or there, I would not like them anywhere.  I do not like green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Everyone hands on hips and join in on ‘I do not like them, Sam-I-am.’
Everyone join in on ‘I do not like green eggs and ham.’ With finger-pointing/hands in the air and enunciating each word individually. (this is our ‘chorus’)

Reader 9, Pg 18 (Taken – Livia & Lea A.)

Would you like them in a house?  Would you like them with a mouse?

Prop houses?  Prop mouses?  House costumes? Mouse costumes?
Prop green eggs and ham.

 Reader 10, Pg 20

I do not like them in a house.  I do not like them with a mouse.  I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere.  I do not like green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Prop houses?  Prop mouses?  House costumes? Mouse costumes?
For ‘here or there’ – Prop arrows?  Point your fingers?  Wacky prop pointers?
Everyone hands on hips and join in on ‘I do not like them, Sam-I-am.’
Everyone join in on ‘I do not like green eggs and ham.’ With finger-pointing/hands in the air and enunciating each word individually. (this is our ‘chorus’)
Prop green eggs and ham.

 Reader 11, Pg 22

Would you eat them in a box?  Would you eat them with a fox?

Prop boxes?  Prop foxes? Fox costumes? Box costumes!

 Reader 12, Pg 24  (Taken – Deanne)

Not in a box.  Not with a fox.  Not in a house.  Not with a mouse.  I would not eat them here or there.  I would not eat them anywhere. I would not eat green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Prop boxes?  Prop foxes? Fox costumes? Box costumes!
Prop houses?  Prop mouses?  House costumes? Mouse costumes?
For ‘here or there’ – Prop arrows?  Point your fingers?  Wacky prop pointers?
Everyone hands on hips and join in on ‘I do not like them, Sam-I-am.’
Everyone join in on ‘I do not like green eggs and ham.’ With finger-pointing/hands in the air and enunciating each word individually. (this is our ‘chorus’)
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 13, Pg 26 (Taken – Leif F.)

Would you?  Could you? In a car?  Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.

Prop cars? Car costumes?  Big cut-out cars?
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 14, Pg 27 (Taken – Meredith F.)

I would not, could not, in a car.

Prop cars? Car costumes?  Big cut-out cars?

Reader 15, Pg 28

You may like them.  You will see.  You may like them in a tree!

Prop Trees? Tree costumes? Point to nearby trees?
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 16, Pg 30 (Taken – Tayla)

I would not, could not, in a tree.  Not in a car!  You let me be.

Prop Trees? Tree costumes? Point to nearby trees?
Prop cars? Car costumes?  Big cut-out cars?
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 17, Pg 31 (Taken – Nancy R)

I do not like them in a box.  I do not like them with a fox.  I do not like them in a house.  I do not like them with a mouse.  I do not like them here or there.  I do not like them anywhere.  I do not like green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Prop boxes?  Prop foxes? Fox costumes? Box costumes!
Prop houses?  Prop mouses?  House costumes? Mouse costumes?
For ‘here or there’ – Prop arrows?  Point your fingers?  Wacky prop pointers?
Everyone hands on hips and join in on ‘I do not like them, Sam-I-am.’
Everyone join in on ‘I do not like green eggs and ham.’ With finger-pointing/hands in the air and enunciating each word individually. (this is our ‘chorus’)
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 18, Pg 33 (Taken – Malaya L.)

A train!  A train!  A train! A train!  Could you, would you, on a train?

Box trains, prop trains, train costumes?
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 19, Pg 34  (Taken – Rachel)

Not on a train!  Not in a tree!  Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!  I would not, could not, in a box.  I could not, would not, with a fox. I will not eat them with a mouse.  I will not eat them in a house.  I will not eat them here or there.  I will not eat them anywhere.  I do not like green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Box trains, prop trains, train costumes?
Prop boxes?  Prop foxes? Fox costumes? Box costumes!
Prop houses?  Prop mouses?  House costumes? Mouse costumes?
For ‘here or there’ – Prop arrows?  Point your fingers?  Wacky prop pointers?
Everyone hands on hips and join in on ‘I do not like them, Sam-I-am.’
Everyone join in on ‘I do not like green eggs and ham.’ With finger-pointing/hands in the air and enunciating each word individually. (this is our ‘chorus’)
Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 20, Pg 36 (Taken – Adam)

Say!  In the dark?  Here in the dark! Would you could you, in the dark?

Hmm…be creative…blanket over your head?  Close your eyes, pretend you can’t see?

Reader 21, Pg 37 (Taken – Waceys)

I would not, could not, in the dark.

Hmm…be creative…blanket over your head?  Close your eyes, pretend you can’t see?

Reader 22, Pg 38 (Taken – Ayaanle)

Would you, could you, in the rain?

Let’s create a (gentle) rain…spray bottles? SMALL water squirters shoot up in the air?  Prop umbrellas?

Reader 23, Pg 39  (Taken – Karen B.)

I would not, could not, in the rain.  Not in the dark.  Not on a train.  Not in a car.  Not in a tree.  I do not like them, Sam, you see.  Not in a house.  Not in a box.  Not with a mouse.  Not with a fox.  I will not eat them here or there. I do not like them anywhere!

Let’s create a (gentle) rain…spray bottles? SMALL water squirters shoot up in the air?  Prop umbrellas?
Plus all previous props and costumes mentioned.

Reader 24, Pg 40 (Taken – Tammy MJ)

You do not like green eggs and ham?

Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 25, Pg 41-(READ BY EVERYONE, one reader needed to lead)

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Everyone – emphatic!

Reader 26, Pg 42

Could you, would you, with a goat?

Goat sounds/bleats. Goat costumes/props? Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 27, Pg 43 (Taken – Richard)

I would not, could not, with a goat!

Goat sounds/bleats. Goat costumes/props? Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader 28, Pg 44

Would you, could you, on a boat?

Prop boats? Prop green eggs and ham.

Reader, 29, Pg 46 (Taken – Kathleen B.)

I could not, would not, on a boat.  I will not, will not, with a goat.  I will not eat them in the rain.  I will not eat them on a train.  Not in the dark! Not in a tree!  Not in a car! You let me be!  I do not like them in a box.  I do not like them with a fox.  I will not eat them in a house.  I do not like them with a mouse.  I do not like them here or there.  I do not like them ANYWHERE!

Reprise all mentioned props/sounds/costumes with gusto.

Reader 30, Pg 49-50 -(READ BY EVERYONE, one reader needed to lead)

I do not like green eggs and ham!  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Everyone with chorus gestures.

Reader 31, Pg 53  (Taken – Julie)

You do not like them.  So you say.  Try them! Try them! And you may.  Try them and you may, I say.

If you have green eggs and ham – offer them to someone

Reader 32, Pg 54

Sam!  If you will let me be, I will try them.  You will see.

If someone is offering you green eggs and ham…try them!
(Big moment – lots of suspense while bites are taken)

Reader 33, pg 59 (Taken – Cherie)

Say!  I like green eggs and ham!  I do!  I like them, Sam-I-am! And I would eat them in a boat.  And I would eat them with a goat…

Big smiles, grins and cheers as we reprise all actions, props and costume characters

Reader 34, Pg 60 (Taken – Ava)

And I will eat them in the rain.  And in the dark.  And on a train.  And in a car. And in a tree.  They are so good, so good, you see!

Reprise all mentioned elements.  Big ‘yee-haws’, ‘yum-yums’ and ‘hoorays’ at end of this line to underscore how delicious and amazing it is.

Reader 35, Pg 61(Taken – Clare G.)

So I will eat them in a box.  And I will eat them with a fox. And I will eat them in a house. And I will eat them with a mouse.  And I will eat them here and there.  Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!

Boxes, foxes, houses, mouses, pointers…
Everyone shouts ‘Anywhere!’ with big arm gestures and plenty of joy.

Reader 36, Pg 62 (Taken – Coltrane)

I do so like green eggs and ham!  Thank you!  Thank you, Sam-I-am!

Hugs all around.  Big cheers!

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Possible Props/Costume Items you could make/bring:

(These are just some suggestions.  We welcome and encourage your creativity and imagination!

-a copy of the book, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr. Seuss
-‘Sam I am’ and/or ‘I am Sam’ signs
-Hats or costumes like the main characters
-Green Eggs and Ham (what fun to make!) with or without the tray and fork
-Mouse or mouse costume items
-House (make from a box?  Draw a picture? Cardboard cutout?)
-Box
-Fox
-Arrows for pointing or pointing finger signs
-Cars, cardboard cutout cars, box car costumes
-Tree
-Trains, cardboard cutout trains, box train costumes
-Props to help you create or act out ‘the dark’
-props to help make light rain (sprayers, water squirters)
-umbrellas
-Goats, goat costumes
-Boats, boat costumes

…and don’t forget to bring a new or gently-used children book to donate to the Children’s Book bank, if you are able.