Hula Dancing: The Frog and the Volcano

December 29th, 2011 by Dionna | 1 Comment
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Eclectic Learning, Families, Create!, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, My Family, Preschoolers, Video/Interactive Posts

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Kieran’s favorite books are The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne. We recently read #28 High Tide in Hawaii, and when we got done, Kieran wanted to try his own version of a hula dance.

We learned in the book that Hawaiians have used hula to tell stories since the time when they had no written language. We looked up a few hula videos on YouTube so Kieran could see the dancing in addition to reading about it, and then we sat down and thought of a story.

The story of The Frog and the Volcano is almost entirely from Kieran’s imagination, but it is told by me so that he can dance. We hope you’ll enjoy our original (and very non-traditional) hula!

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One Response to:
"Hula Dancing: The Frog and the Volcano"

  1. Ruth Ann

    Kieran…I love your story…and I loved watching you act it out while Mama read it. You will have to do it for me again the next time I come to visit!!!
    I love you!!

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