Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: A quick-witted rabbit finds a way to steal, trick others to avoid blame, and evade any real consequences. This entertaining folktale segues nicely into discussions on taking responsibility for ones actions.
Roles: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Narrator 4, Narrator 5, Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear
Setting: Southern United States; long ago
Theme: Folk Tale
Props: (optional) paper fox ears, rabbit and bear ears; section of plastic fence; peanuts in shells
Follow-Up Activity: After discussing whether Brer Rabbit learned a lesson in the Dollar a Minute" story, ask children how they felt about the things he did to Bear and Fox. Ask: Was Rabbit a good friend? Why or why not? What would you like to say to him? Then invite children to write notes to Brer Rabbit ,including what they think of his actions and how he could have behaved differently.
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Article by Susan LaBella
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