Everyone, of all ages, would understand the concept of running out of time or just not enough time at all to anything that you really want to do. Adults know. Kids know it.
There Isn’t Time!By Eleanor FarjeonThere isn’t time, there isn’t timeTo do the things I want to do,With all the mountain-tops to climb,And all the woods to wander through,And all the seas to sail upon,And everywhere there is to go,And all the people, every oneWho live upon the earth, to know.There’s only time, there’s only timeTo know a few, and do a few,And then sit down and make a rhymeAbout the rest I want to do.
- Have the children share what they would love to do if they had all the time in the world. They can make a collage or list (regular or poetic), and present it to everyone else.
Hopkins, Lee Bennet (sel.) 1993. It’s About Time! Illus. by Matt Novak. NY, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. ISBN: 0671785125.