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Ever thought about how scary it could be for a leaf to jump off its branch in the fall? This story play based on the book “Alfies Long Winter”, by Greg McEvoy explores this idea. It’s also the perfect book for autumn. It is an adorable story about a leaf that does not want to fall to the ground with all of his other leaf friends.
I love using my tree prop and this story requires very few other props. Students love the colourful leaves and sprinkling of (fake) snow in the story. If you are thinking of trying a story play in your classroom, this is a good place to start.
As a follow up, I put students into small groups and give them a tree trunk, a little Alfie, some branches with colourful leaves and some loose colourful leaves. They then play, and explore, retelling the story using their own props. Alfie’s Long Winter is a captivating story that I feel presents beautifully as a story play.