Let’s All Start Together

Would you be Curious George because she wants you to?

Paley: Now, Darion is next. And, he wants us to start off…
Do you want to do a story, did you say? In the next group, you can do a story.
Darion wants us to all start out singing eensy weensy spider. So, let’s all start together.
All (singing): Eeny weensy spider crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
and the eensy weensy spider went up the spout again.
Paley: How was that, Darion. Was that all right?
Ok, that was just the beginning. Then he does a Curious George story.
Now Darion, would you be Curious George, please?
Darion: Ok.
Paley: Oh, I said I would ask you if you wanted to be Curious George or the man. Who do you want to be?
Oh, Makayla wants you to be Curious George.
Would you be Curious George because she wants you to be that?
Or would you rather be the man?
He’s having a hard time to decide.
Darion, do you want to be both?
Ok, how about being Curious George then?
You’d rather be the man? Who do you want to be?
Do you want to be the jungle?
Wait a minute! I think I know.
Darion, do you want us to act it out and you watch? That’s the same thing he wanted us to do with the eensy weensy spider. He wanted us to do it, and he watched and listened.
Why not?
A lot of story writers let other people act out their stories.
Landon, would you be Curious George? Curious George.
“He went to the jungle. He ran away.”
Would you be the man who’s trying to find him.
Ok, come on. The man was trying to find him. Ok, good.
Thank you, Darion. That was a good story to act out.

The next storyteller took Darion’s two ideas and put them together.