Favorite Folk Tale Activities

We love reading folk tales, especially comparing different versions of common folk tales. This month for the The Virtual Book Club for Kids  we’re rereading some of our favorites from Paul Galdone.  Will you be joining in and reading along with us? If so, here are some fun resources and activities to go along with some of Paul Galdone’s books.

35 Favorite Folk Tale Activities...preschool activities to go with books by Paul Galdone

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Activities to go along with the books in The Folktale Classics Keepsake Collection

The Three Bears

Porridge Play Dough from The Imagination Tree

Story Retelling  Spoon Puppets from Mary Katherine Photography

Sensory Play Tub by Cathy James for Baby Centre

Song and Retelling Activity from Let’s Play Music

Healthy Snack from Little Food Junction

Free Printable Emergent Reader by Can Do Kinders

Retelling play scene in a box from By Hook and Thread

Three Little Kittens

Mitten Play from Teach Preschool

Painting with Mittens from Teach Preschool

Toddler Book Club Activities from Mommy and Me Book Club

Ways to Play and Learn with Mittens from Toddler Approved

The Little Red Hen

Activities for Teaching Cooperation Inspired by The Little Red Hen from River’s Edge Curriculum

Red Hen Paper Plate Craft and Kindergarten Activities from Patties Classroom

Easy Bread Recipe by Cathy James for Kids Activities Blog

Activities to go along with the books in The Folk Tale Classics Heirloom Library

The Three Little Pigs

Retelling Activity from Reading Confetti

Dramatic Play from One Perfect Day

Story Basket from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Three Little Pigs Play Dough from Fairy Dust Teaching

Pig Pizzas from Katherine Marie Photography

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Sensory Bin from Growing Book by Book

Goat shape craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Free printable pack from 3Dinosaurs

Little Red Riding Hood

Peg doll retelling set tutorial from The Crafty Kitty

Story Box from The Imagination Tree

Dramatic Play from The Imagination Tree

Free printable pack from 123Homeschool4Me

The Gingerbread Boy

Gingerbread Felt Set from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Gingerbread Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Gingerbread Oobleck from My Nearest and Dearest

Scented Gingerbread Craft from Fun At Home with Kids

Gingerbread Number Hop from Toddler Approved

Activities to go with Jack and the Beanstalk

Craft and Math Activities from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Literacy Activities from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Story Retelling Sensory Bin from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Story Box from The Imagination Tree

What other books and activities would you add to this list? I’d love to hear about how you and your little ones explore folk tales together.

Join in this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids

If you’re interested in joining this month’s book club, here’s what you need to do…

  1. Pick your favorite book by Paul Galdone (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.
  2. Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it.
  3. Come back and share it with us as part of the Paul Galdone blog hop on Monday, February 10th! The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren’t ready to post on the 10th… just join in when you can!

And even if you don’t join in, I hope you’ll spend a little time reading some books by Paul Galdone this month.

Virtual Book Club for Kids

Stop by and check out some of the other blogs that participate in The Virtual Book Club for Kids.

If you are looking for more book-related activities to try now, check out the Virtual Book Club for Kids Pinterest Board.

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  1. What a wonderful round up! I am off to explore the activities that go with these terrific books.

  2. I am really looking forward to this month. We’ve chosen a new to us folk tale and were looking forward to some crafts and activities to go with it.

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