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Activity 1: Story - King of the Birds

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Prepare to read or tell the story.

Description of Activity

Read or tell the story. Invite participants to respond to the exercise of power by different contestants vying to be named "king." Ask:

  • In what ways is the contest in the story inherently unfair?
  • Did Warbler cheat?
  • What skills did each bird offer as a leader and how did each exercise power?

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