Share a Story - Change the World
I have a gig at a local elementary school in a few weeks and they have asked if I would relate some stories to the theme of their assembly: health, excercise, anti-smoking.
I would appreciate any and suggestions!
Back in mid-December I mentioned http://www.Story-Lovers.com as a resource that continues to be worth searching even though no further additions will be made to it. Use the site search box and try one at a time the various topics you might be willing to use in your program. A lot of those topics will only be in things like copyrighted picture books, but some things should still pop up which you may be able to use with a bit of creativity. Smoking, for example, is probably not going to have a folktale, but the old story about carrying a venomous snake across the water only to have it turn on its rescuer & bite him is certainly a vivid image of what smoking does. It also might be touched upon if you use a story about negative peer pressure since many kids start smoking or drugs to fit in with others.
Two good suggestions! I hadn't thought of using the snake story, but that's an intriguing idea.
Vey kind of you. Many thanks.