I thoroughly enjoy creating story plays and presenting them to young kids. I have started working to bring in the idea of story plays into more of my activities that I do in kindergarten. This was a story play, without a story. As one of the kindergarten classes that I cover prep for was learning about frogs, I created a frog story play centre for them to use. This is our frog habitat in a box.
I did not associate the story play materials with a specific story for students. I simply put them into small groups with a bin full of all of the props/materials that would be found for a frog’s habitat. There was brown, green and shiny blue fabric which works well to represent water. There were also a few lily pads, a few frog models, stones, wood slices, plants and a wooden person. The pond models that groups created were absolutely beautiful!