Engage creative thinking skills and spark the imagination with this idea for a classroom theater production!
Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: At the beginning of the world, there is much work to do, and the animals are just starting to work for man. But while others carry the load, the camel refuses to help. The magical Wizard of All Deserts turns the camel's repeated, "Humph!" into a hump on his back to teach the lazy animal an important lesson.
Roles: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Horse, Camel, Dog, Ox, Man, Wizard
Setting: beginning of the world near and in a desert
Theme: character education
Props: none required
Follow-Up Activity: The natural extension to this script activity is asking students to write their own "just so stories." Students might work independently or in groups to create the stories and even turn them into books with illustrations. Whether they write new versions of Kipling tales such as "How the Whale Got His Throat" and "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin" or make up original tales, each story should attempt to explain some aspect of nature.
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Cara Bafile
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