For many years we participated in backyard productions at a fellow homeschooler's house. The kids did everything from adapting or creating scripts to acting. In the early years, one of the parents handled directing, but as the kids grew older our main purpose was to make sure they all got together. It was fun, but I have to admit to enjoying the years we decided not to do the play. Sometimes you need time to relax and have nothing to do. This is especially true after a school year full of activity and milestones.