Character Education Assembly:
That Chicken Play
Welcome to Sunrise Farm!
It’s a bustling, busy day! Zeke and Uncle Fudd are in hot pursuit of a runaway chicken, all while there are cows to milk and crops to be harvested. Fortunately for the new farmhands (your students!), a friendly fellow named Verne is on hand to guide them along on their adventure through three different stories:
- The Little Red Hen wants to bake some delicious,
crusty bread—but the frisky pups and idle cats on the farm aren’t
interested in helping her! This classic story about fairness, the value of hard work, and perseverance.
- Say “Hola!” to Medio Pollito. (That’s “Little Half Chick” in Spanish). Born with one eye, one leg and half his feathers, he’s become a huge celebrity in the yard. This whimsical folktale about the origin of the first weathervane highlights respect, responsibility, caring, and citizenship.
- Chicken Little is kind, intelligent, and eager to learn about the world around him—but sometimes he’s a little too trusting. A narrow escape (with help from the students) teaches them the importance of thinking for themselves and carefully considering who is trustworthy.