Monologues Appropriate for Ages 10+ (Elementary/ Middle School)
Most of these monologues do not come from a full show. They are like long jokes with a punch line at the end. This style often works best for this age group because they do not require any background information to understand. If you are looking for a classical monologue for this age group, I would suggest pulling one from a show like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Snow White, or other fairytale-type shows. If you would like a more serious monologue, try looking in the 14+ section.
Gender Neutral Monologues
Peter Pan – Dramatic Monologue
I saw Pirates! I saw Indians! Not only did I see Pirates, and Indians, but I saw a wonderfuller thing. High over the lagoon I saw the loveliest, great, white bird. It is flying this way. It looks weary and as it flies it moans, “Poor Wendy”. I think there are birds called Wendies. See, here it comes! Look how white it is. Hey, there’s Tinkerbell. Tink is trying to hurt the Wendy. She says Peter wants us to shoot the Wendy. Let us do what Peter wishes. Out of my way, Tink. I’ll shoot it. I’ve shot the Wendy! Peter will be so pleased!
“Disney Danger” – Comedic Monologue
Hello… I would like to take a moment to talk to all of you about the dangers of taking your parents to Disneyland. First off, we are all here with a big group, and who wants to be discovered by a classmate when your mom is wearing Mickey Ears, and asking your little brother how to write a text message… then of course, there is your dad’s fascination with roller coasters. This could go one of 2 ways, either really fun if he likes all the same rides you do… or if your dad is like mine, then you should avoid them altogether. My dad made me wait in line for the highest… the fastest, and most exciting ride at Disney… Space Mountain… the line was forever, then we climb into a car that zips off… I started to question my dad about the 4 corndogs he had wolfed down while waiting in line… then it happened… As soon as we hit the first dip in the track …(WWWWaaaaarrrffff!!!! ) my dad HURLS!!! I think it must have hit some people in the cars behind us, because for being at Disney…. I sure heard a lot of BAD language… thank god Space Mountain is in the dark so no one knew who did it. If you go… I suggest sitting in the front!
“Great Uncle Al” – Comedic Monologue
Let’s see that’s a good question. If I could have dinner with one person from history…it would be my great uncle….Al. He was crazy smart, and VERY famous. Like “Kardashian” famous only…. a LOT less scandalous. It’s true, he was. He was made famous by these holes made by worms from outer space. In fact he inspired characters in 3 of my favorite movies. They used his eyes for the alien in E.T., and then of course there is Yoda from Star Wars, who they used my great uncle’s forehead and then of course they used his hair for the character of Emmett Brown in Back To The Future. Who’s my great uncle… you mean you can’t tell from all those clues!? He is none other than… Albert Einstein.. of course.
“Valentine’s Day Rules” – Comedic Monologue
Well it’s almost that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is almost here, and my teacher is going to once again FORCE me to write a Valentine’s Day card to everyone in my class. I understand that they don’t want anyone to get their feelings hurt, but why do I have to write a Valentine’s day card to the kid who pushed me down at recess, and made fun of me? And am I supposed to really believe that when they give me a card that they REALLLY want to be my Valentine? …. My older sister thinks that this is where kids first learn to lie about their feelings in a relationship. She said it helps us prepare for marriage…. (shrugs shoulders) whatever THAT means!
“I AM Snow White?” – Comedic Monologue
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Dramatic Monologue
We’ll see Mr Tumnus first. He’s the faun I told you about. Come on, then. This way. I’ll go in first! Oh! (The door has been wrenched off its hinges) Mr Tumnus! (LUCY plunges into the cave) (Off) Oh no! Mr Tumnus! . . . (LUCY emerges slowly, sadly carrying a wrecked painting) Poor Mr Tumnus. It was a lovely cave . . . It’s as if somebody dropped a bomb. Everything’s broken – all the plates and cups. And this painting of Mr Tumnus’ father – it’s been slashed to pieces by somebody’s claws. (She throws it back into the cave)… I found this notice pinned up. (Reads from paper) ‘The former occupant of these premises, the Faun Tumnus, is under arrest and awaiting his trial on a charge of High Treason against her Imperial Majesty Jadis, Queen of Narnia, Chatelaine of Cair Paravel etcetcetc, also of comforting her said Majesty’s enemies and fraternising with Humans. Signed MAUGRIM, Captain of the Secret Police. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!’ . . . She’s not a real queen. She’s the White Witch. All the wood people hate her. She cast a spell over the whole country so that it’s always winter here. Always winter but never Christmas … That poor faun’s in trouble because of me. He hid me from the Witch and showed me the way home. That’s what is meant by comforting the Queen’s enemies and fraternising with Humans. We’ve got to rescue him! . . . Look! A robin! It’s the first bird I’ve seen here. I wonder if birds can talk in Narnia? (Addressing the robin) Please can you tell us where Tumnus the Faun has been taken? (LUCY takes one step towards the bird, who flies to the next tree) He wants us to follow him.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – Dramatic Monologue
It’s all right. It’s all right. I’ve come back. Why, haven’t you all been wondering where I was? I’ve been away for hours and hours. It was just after breakfast when I went into the wardrobe, and I’ve been away for hours, and had tea, and all sorts of things have happened. No, Peter. I’m not just making up a story for fun. I was in the wardrobe. It’s – it’s a magic wardrobe. There’s a wood inside it, and it’s snowing , and there’s a Faun and a Witch and it’s called Narnia; come and see. There! Go in and see for yourselves. But – but where has it all gone? No. It wasn’t a hoax, I promise. Really and truly. It was all different a moment ago. Honestly it was.
All right, you witches. We’ve got ourselves a PR problem here. Witches have got a seriously bad reputation here in Fairy Tale Land and it’s only getting worse since the Hansel and Gretel incident. I mean, come on people. Eating children. That’s just low. The fairies are thinking of getting rid of all magic. They can and they will unless we turn things around and prove we can handle having it. They gave it to Fairy Tale Land in the first place. And now they want it all back because they think we can’t handle it. We have a crisis here. I mean, what’s a witch without her magic? We’re nothing, I tell you. Nothing! We’ll be just a bunch of creepy old hags with bad hair and skin. We have to do a major PR thing. Good deeds and stuff. No? Then say “poof” to your magic and learn to use chopsticks because that’s all our wands will be good for. We need to do a good deed. Not just any good deed, but a whopper of a good one. We’re going to save the Prince… Aka Sleeping Handsome. But think of the PR. Witches saving the Prince who has been put under a sleeping spell. And we must do it before some bubble headed princess manages to beat us to it.
From: Alice in Wonderland – ALICE – Classical Monologue
[Angrily] Why, how impolite of him. I asked him a civil question, and he pretended not to hear me. That’s not at all nice. [Calling after him] I say, Mr. White Rabbit, where are you going? Hmmm. He won’t answer me. And I do so want to know what he is late for. I wonder if I might follow him. Why not? There’s no rule that I mayn’t go where I please. I–I will follow him. Wait for me, Mr. White Rabbit. I’m coming, too! [Falling] How curious. I never realized that rabbit holes were so dark . . . and so long . . . and so empty. I believe I have been falling for five minutes, and I still can’t see the bottom! Hmph! After such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs. How brave they’ll all think me at home. Why, I wouldn’t say anything about it even if I fell off the top of the house! I wonder how many miles I’ve fallen by this time. I must be getting somewhere near the center of the earth. I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny that would be. Oh, I think I see the bottom. Yes, I’m sure I see the bottom. I shall hit the bottom, hit it very hard, and oh, how it will hurt!
“TTYL” – Comedic Monologue
So last night.. O…M…G…. I was watching TMZ with my BFF…FYI her name is J.C…to get the 411 on my latest peeps, aight.. When I see it’s official… all experts have agreed that Justin Bieber is out and Simon Curtis is in!!!! Holy Jonas Brothers!! JC and I immediately take out our Bold BB’s and start to BBM with all our worthy peeps. We had to save the popular kids in school from making a “my bad” the next morning at school. I mean one slip up like this could cost you your entire social career in (High / Middle) School. This one girl T.J. she didn’t get her BBM cause her mom grounded her for not doing her HW, whatever LOL… she showed up with a Justin Bieber T-shirt on at school the next day… let’s just say she’s now the girl that check’s out AV equipment in the library. TTYL…..
Barbie Monologue – Comedic Monologue
Sure, I’m beautiful. I have perfect eyelashes; I am an inspiration to like millions of little girls. I happen to be a teenage fashion model, Ballerina, nurse, flight attendant, tennis pro, ice skater, astronaut, teacher, singer, actress, dress designer, TV news reporter, veterinarian, teacher, astronaut rock star, scuba diver, artist, teacher, lifeguard, firefighter, dentist and a teacher. My life isn’t as good as everyone thinks it is. Wanna know one reason? Your arms. They don’t bend. Have you ever tried putting on a shirt when your arms can’t bend? Even little things like calling ken are nearly impossible. (Pull out phone and talk to ken) Hello? Ken? Hey…It’s me Barbie. I miss you so much. *PAUSE* nope, I’m just chilling here in the Barbie house.*PAUSE* what? Yes, I love you too. *PAUSE*no I love you more*PAUSE* I love you the mostest*PAUSE* well I have to go now. *pause* no you hang up first. *PAUSE* ken. Just hang up…oh hes gone… (Look up like you suddenly realize that there is an audience). Well, I suppose being in a box can be fun. Like when all the little girls beg and beg to get you. I don’t blame them. If I saw a doll with hair as (flip and play with your hair) beautiful, shiny, soft and silky and totally unattainable as mine, I would want me too. OH, but like here is one thing that is completely horrible. Dress-up? Weddings? Tea parties? I can handle that. What I can’t handle? Little brothers and their smelly dogs. (Nod head sadly) Have you ever been in the mouth of a hot sweaty pit bull? I don’t think so. Try getting out of that without bending your arms. Omg. And like brother they think it’s like so funny to rip of your head and glue you to the body of a dinosaur? Does this look like the type of face that belongs on a dinosaur? No. Curves are one thing but that is totally different. Well, I like need to go call ken. Bye.
Peter Pan – Dramatic Monologue
I won’t go to bed, I won’t, I won’t! Nana, it isn’t six o’clock yet. Two minutes more, please, one minute more? Nana, I won’t be bathed, I tell you I will not be bathed! I want to play house with Wendy and John. See, they’re pretending to be like mother and father. They need someone to play the child. Now John, have me. If you are not going to have me, then am I not to born at all? Please John, nobody wants me!