Alphabet > *Letter
E is for Elf
Sh is for Shoes
*Shoe lacing activity >
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old woman who lived in a shoe > shoe theme activities
Review all lesson plans, alphabet and printable materials for a colorful presentation and display.
Fairy Tale Background:
Elves and the Shoemaker is a contemporary
retelling of Brother's
Grimm tale Num. 39 (first story) that has been told in many different ways in
Activity > Read the Fairy Tale
Skills: Writing name on cover page, learning the parts of
a book, number order, shoe lacing activity.
Read and present this delightful and educational printable storybook version
Elves and the Shoemaker at BBC CBeebies. The pages are in coloring
page format with story text, printable paper dolls of two
elves and a pair of shoes to practice shoe lacing. Encourage children to:
1. Write their name in the cover in space provided. For
beginning writers, write the first name with dots or broken lines
they can trace over.
2. Color the images. At home sit with child and color together.
Have child select their favorite pages. Discuss the
illustrations, colors, etc.
3. Discuss the parts of a book. Explore a book to discuss
the standard parts:
* The cover, title page, and spine.
* What printed information is in the cover, title page and
spine. Some types of books have a table of contents.
* What does an author, illustrator do? Who is a
publisher? Why do books have a call number?
4. Identify the page numbers and count the pages to
practice number order. Have children place the pages in
order. Staple and/or cut a piece of additional paper to make a
spine and paste to cover the staples.
Activity > Coloring or painting > The
Shoemaker and Elf coloring page
Activity > Elf |
Elves Theme Lesson Plan and Crafts
This lesson plan incorporates all materials available for an elf
theme and printable crafts.
Activity > Alphabet Printable Lesson Plan Activities
Select the alphabet activity:
Letter E is for Elf lesson plan printable activities and incorporate
a printable elf craft listed in the lesson plan.
2. Consonant Digraph
Sh is Shoes
and incorporate the shoe
lacing activity and shoes theme activities in the nursery rhyme
lesson plan listed below.
Activity > Nursery Rhyme > There Was An Old
Woman Who Lived In A Shoe
This nursery rhyme and shoes theme activities tie in
really well with these fairy tale activities.