The following activities and resources were prepared by Kathy Johnson, a wonderful media specialist from Voyager Elementary School in Alexandria, MN.  
 
Rupa Raises the Sun

Rupa Raises the Sun

illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger
published by DK Publishing, September 1998
ISBN 0789424967
Ages 4-8, 32 pages

Rupa is tired of making the sun rise and wants to take a day off but no one else can make the sun come up. Sleeping in late proves to her that the sun will rise without her.

Go to this website to learn how to make a sundial: click here!
Sing "You are my Sunshine."
Create some sunny pictures.
Read some other celestial folktales such as: How the Chipmunk got His Stripes by Joseph and James Bruchac or Starry Tales by Geraldine McCaughrean.