Audience members become characters as the story is told in English and Spanish. Simple costumes and props bring the story to life. The Lizard and the Sun is a traditional Mexican folk tale from long ago, reminding us to show appreciation. The Great Big Enormous Turnip, a folktale from eastern Europe with variations around the world, translates to a jicama, and the family members in our version wear sombreros and rebozos (colorful rectangular scarf).
After the storytelling the students use various materials to craft their own puppets to take home.
Appropriate Grade Levels:
PreK - 5
MSDE Language Arts Standards:
SL 1.1, 1.1a, 1.2, 1.4, 1.8 & R1.1, 1.3, 1.9
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