On this page you will find resources to support the book Playful Plays Volume 1 by David Farmer. These include colouring sheets and suggestions for music to use in your productions.

Fire’s Coming is a free download to accompany the play Why the Hippopotamus Wears No Coat.

Download sheet music for Fire’s Coming


Download illustrations/colouring sheets – click below:

The Strongest Person In The World

The Midas Touch

Why The Hippopotamus Wears No Coat

The Talking Donkey


You may like to listen to the specially curated Drama Resource Spotify Playlist. Or for specific ideas for Playful Plays read on!

For the Tug of War in ‘Tug of War’ or the Fire’s Coming Dance in ‘Why The Hippopotamus…’, try‘Kwassa’by Afrodrumming

For the journey by the Rat family in ‘The Strongest Person in the World‘: ‘Alladin Dub’ by The Spy From Cairo or ‘Send Me On My Way’ by Rusted Root:

For the magical music in ‘The Hungry Coat‘: ‘Fly’ by Ludovico Einaudi:


Playful Plays Review