I was looking for something similar and asked the Director of
Education at the state museum. She recommended the books entitled
"Keepers of..." by Michael Caduto and (or) Joseph Bruchac. This is a
series of Native American stories with attached children activities.
Some activities are environmental, ecological and/or art related. I
found the books full of ideas and many, many stories bestow a human
essence to the animal characters. The books that I enjoyed were:
"Keeper of Life", "Keepers of the Earth", and "Keepers of the Night". I
found all of these at the public library.
Hope this is helpful,