Engage creative thinking skills and spark the imagination with the use a new twist on a familiar story in this idea for a classroom theater production!
Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: Long ago in Africa, elephants had short lumpy noses. Then a curious little elephant asks a crocodile a question that almost costs him his life. The result is a new nose for Little Elephant -- and for elephants everywhere.
Roles: Narrators 1-4 (number can be adjusted as necessary for class size), Little Elephant, Aunt Ostrich, Uncle Giraffe, Bird, Crocodile, Snake, Mother Elephant, Father Elephant, Sister Elephant, Frog, Hippo
Setting: Africa, long ago
Props (optional): long piece of mural paper to create a river; a log
Follow-Up Activity: Invite students to write simple fiction stories that portray how people might use trunks if they had them. Encourage students to use their imaginations and creativity. You might want to supply students with a sentence frame to get them started. For example, If I had a trunk, I _________.
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Susan LaBella
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