African culture is rich in folklore. These beautiful stories, passed down over generations, include themes about everyday life, animals, and the natural world. African folk tales were traditionally used to explain things that people didn't understand, such as why the moon rises at night, or why a particular animal looks and behaves the way it does.
This activity introduces children to this meaningful genre, inviting them to tap into their own imaginative storytelling skills by creating and writing a richly embellished folk tale about their favorite member of the animal kingdom. As they craft their story, children will develop their creative writing skills, take a fresh look at the world around them, and create a work of art they can share with others.