Engage creative thinking skills and spark the imagination with this idea for a classroom theater production!
Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: Long ago, in Africa, a sneaky spider named Anansi played tricks on those around him in order to survive. But a spell (cast by an angry woman with magical powers) turns out to be Anansis undoing -- and teaches us all a lesson about greed.
Roles: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Narrator 4, Anansi, Brother Dog, Brother Bull, Mrs. Hen, 5, Shopkeeper
Setting: A town in Africa, long ago
Theme: Legend, Myth
Props (optional): Five small piles of dirt
Follow-Up Activity: Encourage students to talk about the story and how it ended. Then ask students to work in small groups to create different endings for the story. Have each group share its creation orally, using drawings or other visuals to enrich its presentation.
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Susan LaBella
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