Handa’s Basket

Sup-Project: Sharing seasonal fruit through this story of giving

Description: Handa’s Basket is inspired by storybook written by Eileen Brown called “Handa’s Surprise” , about a little girl, Handa part of the Luo tribe in south-west Kenya, who decides to take seven pieces of delicious fruit to her friend, Akeyo, who lives in the neighbouring village. A series of sneaky animals steal one fruit each from Handa’s basket, which she’s carrying on her head…When Handa reaches Akeyo she is surprised with the fruit she is actually carrying on her head! Watch the story on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Vmf4Cwvls
This story is perfect for the youngest of readers and is also a great way of learning about seasonal fruit through a story of sharing. In the best pantomime spirit exchange the 7 fruit from Handa’s Surprise with seasonal fruit that is locally grown and reenact the story with 7 animals from your own country. Children will delight in playing the different animals but especially will learn the precious gift of sharing. Don’t forget to create to display a topic table with your seasonal fruit!

Collaborative Project: Take picture of 7 different fruits that are currently in season with the name of the fruit in your local language with the English translation underneath. Give two adjectives per fruit to describe it – it can be related to taste, size, shape or color. Try to choose unusual fruit.

Learning Objective: Learning about seasonal fruit, social emotional skills of sharing.

Time frame: All year

Collaborative Form


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