(Baby Frog plays and jumps in around the trees in the woods. He sees a snake)
Baby Frog: Hello, there! What are you doing here?
Baby Snake: I’m just enjoying this beautiful day here in the sun.
Baby Frog: What’s your name?
Baby Snake: My name is Baby Snake. What’s yours?
Baby Frog: I’m Baby Frog. Do you want to play with me?
(They play together)
Baby Snake: Teach me how to hop!
Baby Frog: Just do as I do… watch me!
(Baby Frog hops. The Baby Snake looks at the frog and they hop together)
Baby Snake: It’s fun to hop high in the air!
Baby Frog: Now you teach me how to slide in my belly.
Baby Snake: Sure! Just look how I do it.
(Baby-Snake teaches frog how to slide on his belly)
Baby Frog: Now teach me how to climb trees.
Baby Snake: Follow me!
(Baby Snake teaches Baby Frog how to climb trees)
Baby Frog: It’s fun to climb up trees!
Baby Snake: Oh… it’s getting late, I have to go home.
Baby Frog: Will you come tomorrow?
Baby Snake: Sure… you are now my best friend in the whole world!
Baby Frog: You too!.. Oh, and thanks for teaching me how to climb up trees!
Baby Snake: And thank you for teaching me how to hop!… See you tomorrow!
Baby Frog: Bye.
(They hug and both leave)
Scene II – At the Frog’s house
(Mother Frog is outside the door waiting for Baby Frog who is hoping on his way home)
Mother Frog: Where were you?
Baby Frog: Oh, mom, I had a lot of fun. I have a new friend!
Mother Frog: Really?
Baby Frog: Yes, mom. He taught me how to slide on my belly.
Mother Frog: On your belly?… Who is he?
Baby Frog: His name is Baby Snake. We played all morning!
Mother Frog: No! The snake family is not a good family. They have poison in their teeth. Don’t hang around with him anymore… he can eat you!
Baby Frog: But mom!
Mother Frog: I said no!… now, come inside the house, it’s almost bed time.
(They go inside the house)
Scene III – Next Day in the Woods
(Baby Frog is waiting for Baby Snake. Baby Snakes arrives)
Baby Frog: I’m sorry, but I can’t play with you anymore.
Baby Snake: Me neither. My mom told me to never play with you again.
Baby Frog: My mom told me to catch you and eat you.
Baby Snake: My mom told me to spring at you and eat you.
Baby Frog: I had fun with you yesterday.
Baby Snake: So, did I.
(Both sit alone away from each other thinking about their one day friendship)
Baby Frog and Baby Snake: How sad it is that out mothers don’t let us play together.
(They stand up and go on different ways)
An African Folktale
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
Moral: Sometimes intolerance stands over tolerance when people are different from us or differ from our opinions.
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Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom
Anansi and The Turtle
Anansi and The King’s Drum
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