Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: Long ago, a greedy lion in the jungles of India, hunted far more animals for food than he really needed. One day, a wise Old Rabbit encouraged the lions greedy nature and tricked him into a deadly situation. The lesson: Thinking your way out of a problem can be much more effective than using physical strength.
Roles: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Narrator 4, Narrator 5, Old Rabbit, Lion, Fox, Yak, Red Panda, Leopard, Monkey, Wolf
Setting: A jungle in India
Props: (optional) cardboard well; paper rabbit ears; lion ears and mane
Follow-Up Activity: Encourage students to read other fables or folktales. Then invite them to compare elements of each story -- characters, problem/solution, and moral of the tale. Give each student a chart to help organize the information. Finally, review student findings and prompt discussion with such questions as: Which tale is your favorite? Why? Which character would you most like to be? Explain. Which moral is most important to you? Does it apply to how people behave today?
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Article by Susan LaBella
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