Use a sun puppet or sun mask (see below) for
all of the following dialogue. Props -- one celery
stick, tree branch, toy dinosaur, toy car.
"Hello boys and girls. I'm the Sun. I don't
want to brag, but I am a very important source
(Hold up celery)
"Plants don't eat like people do. Instead, they
use sunlight for energy to grow and stay alive.
If there were no plants, what would animals
and people eat? You people certainly need me!"
(Hold up tree branch)
"As a tree grows it stores the sun's energy
in its wood. When the wood is burned, it releases
the sun's energy as heat and light."
(Hold up dinosaur)
"Long ago, when the dinosaurs were still alive,
plants and animals used the sun's energy. When
they died, the sun's energy was stored in them.
Today some of these old dead plants and animals
with the stored sun's energy have changed into
coal, oil and natural gas."
(Hold up toy car)
"When we use gasoline in a car we are using
very old sun's energy to make the car go!"
"By myself, I can keep you warm and give you
light. I can be used to heat your home and heat
your water. You must agree that I'm really quite