Leader Resource 1: Story Theater
Before you make your story theater, read the story, "Mussa and Nagib," to get
a sense of the action in the story, and to figure out how big a story theater you
need. Remember, you will need enough room to write certain words in sand
and in clay.
- A large shoe box with the top and one long side removed, or a piece of flat
cardboard (approximately 12" by 18").
Approximately 1/2 cup of play sand or regular sand if not available.
A lump of firm clay (approximately the size of an orange) shaped to look like a
boulder. Hardening or non-hardening clay both work but you don't want it to harden too fast.
A piece of blue paper or cloth cut to look like a river running across the width of the theater (box or cardboard). Approximately three or four inches thick.
A few toothpicks (to be the sticks in the story ).
Two other small lumps of clay to be fashioned into the rough shapes of two men.
To add to the scenery you can stick small bits of greenery into a bit of clay and stick them near the river on the opposite side from the rock to look like trees.
Optional: Plastic camels, or camels you can fashion out of clay