Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: When humans were new to Earth, they did not possess fire. They were frightened of winters bitter cold, which caused many of them to become ill or die. When a wise Coyote outsmarts Earths selfish Fire Beings, everyone finds warmth.
Roles: Narrators 1-5 (number can be adjusted as necessary for class size), Coyote, Fire Being 1, Fire Being 2, Fire Being 3, Man 1, Man 2, Coyotes Friends, Squirrel, Chipmunk, Frog
Setting: the wilderness when Earth was new
Follow-Up Activity: Invite children to write a teepee poem about fire using this format:
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Susan LaBella
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