|Books > Fairy Tales > Pinocchio
story is recommended for ages 5+ and older.
Materials: paper, staper, coloring tools. Obtain a book or view video of Pinocchio.
Print: Pinocchio Story Coloring Book 12 pages - numbered
Activity 1: View Movie or Read a Book Version
While viewing and after viewing you may want discuss the
movie and/or book and here are some ideas for dialogue, use your judgment on
how to present these topics based on the child's age. Children
will surely be asking many questions, and it is best to be
- Jiminy Cricket represents the conscience (what is right?,
what is wrong?)
- Pinocchio is the young wood
puppet who yearns to be a real boy, and gets in quite a bit of
trouble by not being obedient, fibbing, talking to strangers,
picking the wrong company, and not listening to Jiminy Cricket,
- The Blue Fairy brings Pinocchio to life and says to him:
"be brave, truthful and unselfish and you will become a real
boy someday." Discussing what is brave, truthful and
unselfish is easier by using examples in the movie, you may want
to rewind the movie to show the meaning of these
- Geppetto is the loving father that loves Pinocchio even when he
gets in trouble. Unconditional love.
Activity 2: Making a Pinocchio Coloring Storybook
Here are 12 coloring book pages that
sequence and highlight Pinochio's tale. The pages have no text
and have been numbered chronologically.
Ideas for using the coloring book pages:
Activity: Writing a Storybook
- Discuss what the children see in each image and what they
remember. Ask them to describe what they see as if they were
telling the story and you will write the story for them.
Write as much as you can in their own words at the bottom of the
page. This does not have to be done all at once may, it
can be staggered in three or four a day.
- Assemble the book:
A cover has been provided in color. Cut around frame and
glue on piece of construction paper and do the same with the
coloring pages gluing in order in front and back of construction
paper to resemble a book and staple. Practice the numbers
while putting and gluing the pages together.
Cut a strip of construction paper lengthwise about 1 1/2 "
fold and glue it on for binding and covering the
Your homemade Pinocchio coloring storybook is ready to read with
the children's version in their own words and to color!