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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

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