Gather around for a special Halloween Kamishibai story time! This Japanese folktale focuses on the “trick” part of “trick or treat” with an old man that likes to play practical jokes on others and one day decides to play one on a fox, who in the Japanese culture isoften depicted as a master trickster. Find out how the fox gets the old man back. Remember the golden rule: treat others the way you wish to be treated.
This story has themes of fun, movement and energy.
Kamishibai is a traditional method of storytelling in Japan using a set of story picture cards in a small wooden stage. In olden days before the era of televisions, Kamishibai was very popular entertainment for children, and storytellers, also candy sellers, came on bicycles to perform on the streets. Although these street performers are no longer to be found, Kamishibai is still a popular and appreciated form of storytelling and oral tradition in Japan today.
After Kamishibai story time, try a creative activity and connect the story to your own hands-on learning!
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