Children Monologues

Finding children monologues for kids acting schools and kids acting auditions is not easy, so we've listed below audition monologues for kids we've come across in movies and plays.

Each kid monologue is listed with age range, short description, length of child monologue and why we like it, as well as where to find it.

Most are monologues for boys, but a lot can work for both girl and boy actors for the purpose of kids acting classes and auditions. We'll keep adding to the list of free kids monologues suggestions as we find more, and you can always browse our list of cheap kids monologues if you don't find what you need here.

1) Where the Wild Things Are (1st children monologue)

children monologues Age Range: 7-12 years old.

Where to find it: Get the 2009 movie Where the Wild Things Are directed by Spike Jonze (character: MAX). This monologue is about 9 minutes into the film.
Starts with..."There were some buildings."
Ends with... "The end."

Description: Max, a lonely boy with a wild imagination, tells a story to his overworked and tired single mom.

Length of monologue: Under a minute.

Why we Like It: This short simple monologue gives boys or girls enormous freedom to make this into what they want and show their best childlike qualities while still acting on a deeper level the loneliness and neediness of a child yearning for his mother's attention.

2) Where the Wild Things Are (2nd children monologue)

Age Range: 7-12 years old.

Where to find it: Get the 2009 movie Where the Wild Things Are directed by Spike Jonze (character: MAX). About 26 minutes into the movie. You will have to edit out some of the monsters' lines at the beginning.
Starts with..."Stop! Be still! You can't eat me."
Ends with... "They made me their king."

Description: After running away from home and taking off to sea, Max has landed on a strange island inhabited by wild monsters. After a brief exchange, the monsters have decided to eat him and are closing in fast.

Length of monologue: Under a minute.

Why we Like It: This short monologue should be fun for many boys or girls and a shoe-in for all aspiring superheroes out there. Directors will notice the acting skills of those who are able to reinvent the text in the moment. This is also a good practice monologue for kids acting schools.

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3) Tom Sawyer

Age Range: 10-13 years old.

Where to find it: The play Tom Sawyer by John Charlesworth and Tony Brown from Mark Twain's novel - Act I, Scene 1 (character: TOM). You will have to edit out one line from the gang.
Starts with..."Now I'm gonna start a band of robbers."
Ends with... "...a curse put on it and be forgot forever."

Description: Tom Sawyer is starting his own gang and rallying the other boys for a game of robbers.

Length of monologue: One minute.

Why we Like It: Although this kid monologue may be overused, we're including it because it's from a play and can display the kind of energy needed by kids who want to perform on stage. Therefore, this is a good audition monologue for kids trying out for theater roles.

4) E.T. (1st children monologue)

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Age Range: 7-12 years old.

Where to find it: Get the 1982 blockbuster E.T. (character: ELLIOT). This scene is about 27 minutes into the movie.
Starts with... "Come on. Don't be afraid."
Ends with... "Stay. I'll be right here. O.K.? I'll be right here."

Description: Elliot has just met E.T. the night before and is now trying to get to know him or at least make contact.

Length of monologue: 2-3 minutes.

Why we Like It: This very candid kid monologue works great for children because it reminds adults what's so unique about their way of envisioning the world. It can also be quite funny as Elliot's explanations, that seem so logical to him, even further confuse E.T.

5) E.T. (2nd children monologue)

Age Range: 7-12 years old.

Where to find it: Get the 1982 blockbuster E.T. (character: ELLIOT). This scene is about 95 minutes into the movie. You'll have to edit out E.T.'s famous "phone home" line.
Starts with... "Look at what they've done to you."
Ends with... "Does this mean they're coming? (...
Ends with... ) Aah!"

Description: E.T. has just been pronounced dead by the surgeon crew and Elliot is left alone with him to say his goodbyes. After a good cry, Elliot is on his way out when he notices a bouquet of faded flowers has magically spruced by to life. He runs back to his friend, overjoyed to find him alive.

Length of monologue: 1 minute.

Why we Like It: A great audition monologue for kids who want to show range, as this one runs the gamut from grieving tears to pure exhilaration. These emotional leaps are often written for kid actors in movie script, so it's a good monologue to have (and the movie is old enough for people to not compare your child's performance to Henry Thomas's).

Tiny Monologues for Tiny People

Kids younger than 7 years old don't need children monologues very often, but when they do, a great place to start is children's picture books. The language is simple and colloquial. Often the stories are in the first person so kids can make it their own. And if your little ones are anything like mine, they already know their favorite books by heart, so turning them into children monologues is easy.

Here's an example of a cute children's book that can make a cute kid monologue, but don't stop here. Rummage your preschooler's bookcase to find the perfect match for them or order one of our unique monologues for young children!

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Never Too Little To Love

Age Range: 3-6 years old.

Where to find it: Never Too Little To Love by Jeanne Willis and Jan Fearnley.

Description: The story of a tiny mouse in love with a very tall giraffe.

Length of monologue: 1 minute (once you take out a few of the items the mouse climbs on).

Why we Like It: It's fun, it's cute, it's physical, it builds up and wraps up nicely, all under a minute.

I hope you enjoyed our free kids monologues suggestions. If you like them, you can search for movies and books mentioned below:

If you need more children monologues for kids acting schools and auditions, check out our selection of original kids monologues to find unique audition monologues for kids ages 4-13 years old!

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