Greta and the Giants by Zoë Tucker
Activity 1: Story Time Share and Compare
Watch the Story Time with Michael Nicholl Yahgulanaas’s The Little Hummingbird . How are Greta and the Giants and The Little Hummingbird similar? How are they different? How do both of these books make you feel? Both books remind us that every action we take to protect life on this planet matters. What can you do that will make a difference? Write down or draw what you do to take care of the planet and your community and share those ideas with friends and family.
Activity 2: Beat Your Own Drum
In this book, Greta and her community start a protest to save the forest from the giants, who are chopping down trees to clear the way for factories and towns. While we all have to stay in our own homes during the lockdown, take the time to learn everything you can about climate change, and share what you find with your friends and family.
One way you can make a difference is to re-use things around your home, instead of throwing them away. We’ve made our own drum out of recycled material, which we’ll use to create rhythms for dances or family performances in celebration of the planet. We used an old can and some tissue paper bits that we found to decorate our own drum, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
1. Find a flat surface, such as a table, to do this project.
2. Find an old can and whatever glue you have on hand.
3. Decorate your can with whatever you can find around your home.