I LOVE covering Fairy Tales with littles of any age. Today I want to share my absolute all-time favorite resources with you, as well as give you some activity ideas, some YouTube videos your kids will be sure to fall in love with, and a Little Red Hen FREEBIE (which will be at the end of the post)!
So let's just dive right in to what I have for you guys!
As I mentioned, I love anything to do with Fairy Tales. They are my favorite books to read to students. I like to read the different versions of them so that we can compare/contrast. I like to have students create their own fairy tales and even reenact their interpretation of them. I noticed my students were falling in love with them just as much as I was. However, when they would go to the reading carpet, they were only skimming the pictures. I realized I needed fairy tales that were more at their level. So I ordered some from online. All kinds of them at a variety of levels. When they arrived, I saw that even still, the words were too hard and the sentences too long.
So I decided to create my own. Miniature versions of classic Fairy Tales that were at simply levels...levels that even beginner readers could handle. And I bundled them together so that you can access them in one simple download - Fairy Tales Emergent Readers Bundle
But they are also available individually as well!
Here are the Fairy Tale readers that have been made:
And there's more!
This one is perfect to read during your Christmas week of activities!
Whenever I read a Fairy Tale to my students, I also show them the matching YouTube channel CoolSchool's video! They are fun, silly, and perfect for comparing and contrasting. Plus, they'll have your littles rolling on the ground in giggles!
There are many types of videos on the CoolSchool channel, but we focus most on the FairyTale (& Nursery Rhymes...but those are for a different post!) ones with Ms. Booksy, who not only narrates the story, but jumps right into the story herself...literally!
Here are a couple of our favorite...although they all are really good!
Here's Jack & the Beanstalk:
And here's Little Red Riding Hood:
If you're looking for math and literacy activities to go with your Fairy Tale units, I have a few to go with the more common ones used in classrooms.
This Goldilocks & the 3 Bears Math & Literacy Bundle includes over 100 pages of emergent readers, vocab reinforcement, labeling activities, fact/fiction practice, counting & pattern practice, and so much more!
Here is a Rapunzel Math & Literacy Bundle of Activities. It includes 75 pages. There is even a Spanish emergent reader included!
I also have a Cinderella Math & Literacy Bundle. This bundle includes 170 pages of activities, as well as a FREE gift in the mail using the code that's provided after purchasing the unit!
And a Three Little Pigs Math & Literacy Bundle, too!
Don't forget to introduce Folk Tales too!
The Little Red Hen is my favorite.
Here are some crafts I found on Pinterest that I think are perfect to go with The Little Red Hen...
You'll find that these crafts I picked out are simple and involve supplies you most likely already have! (I hate having to go out and purchase a bunch of stuff I only wind up using once a year.)
From A Spoonful of Learning:
Ready for a FREEBIE?!
This Little Red Hen Reader has easy to read text and includes 20 pages. Many of the pages are repetitive so that littles can experience even more success when reading! Take a peek at some of the pages...you can download it absolutely FREE using the link below!
GET IT HERE: The Little Red Hen FREEBIE
And here's CoolSchool's matching video to go with it! (It starts at minute 17:09)
I hope you enjoy these resources as much as I do.
May they keep your littles reading!
If you're looking for even more Fairy Tale ideas, follow my Fairy Tales Pinterest Board!
-Til next time