Fairy Tales Theme
Preschool Activities and Crafts
(also Folk Tales, Tall Tales & Legends)


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Come and have fun with fairy tales theme.  This section will include classic fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales and legends from around the world.  These timeless stories will help children learn valuable life lessons, reinforce various skills, and also to "visit" other places and people.  Visit a story title or theme to find the story text and/or online story, lesson plans & activities that include easy instructions and a list of materials needed. You will find crafts, printable activities, coloring pages, and related resources.
Fairy Tales, Folklore
and Legends
Related Alphabet Lesson Plans Crafts and
Printable Activities
The Cherry Tree
Historical legend

Legend:  The Cherry Tree and George Washington
Ch is for Cherries Cherry tree coloring activity
*The Elves and the Shoemaker
E is for Elf (elves)
Sh is for Shoes
Elf crafts
Shoes printable activity
The Fisherman and his Wife
B is for Boat
F is for Fish

F is for Fishermen
Boat & fish crafts & coloring
The Frog Prince
F is for Frog Frog crafts & coloring pages
The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Boy

F is for Fox
G is for Gingerbread
Gingerbread patterns
Crafts for character animals
Story sequencing
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
(two online versions)
B is for Bear Printable cottage & puppets
Bear crafts
Pattern and sizing activity
Coloring pages
Jack and the Beanstalk
C is for Cow
E is for Egg
H is for Hen
Learn About Plants Craft
Activities for cow, egg, and hen
Coloring pages
King theme Fairy Tales and Myths:
Midas Touch:  An ancient Greek Myth
K is for King King crafts & coloring page
Little Red Hen (The)
(folk tale)
H is for Hen Hen crafts
Paper puppets or flannel board characters
Little Red Riding Hood
W is for Wolf Little Red Riding Hood
Wolf crafts
Vegetable basket
Fruit Basket
Coloring pages
Paul Bunyan: The Giant Lumberjack
(tall tale)
O is for Ox Ox crafts
Ox printable puzzles
Coloring pages
Legend of the Poinsettia
A Mexican Christmas Legend
P is for Poinsettia Poinsettia Fan Craft
Coloring pages
Puss in Boots
C is for Cat Cat crafts
Coloring pages

Rapunzel
T is for Tower Rapunzel and the Tower craft
Coloring pages
The Billy Goats Gruff
G is for Goat Goats crafts
Paper puppets for characters
The Three Little Pigs
(two versions)
The Three Little Pigs Online Story
P is for Pig
W is for Wolf
Pig & wolf crafts
Coloring pages
The Ugly Duckling
D is for Duck Duck crafts and coloring pages
Fairy Tales Coloring Pages

Fairy Tales Coloring Pages

(also included within the activity lesson plans)
Fantasy | Medieval and Mythology Coloring Pages
Fables Lesson Plans and Crafts
Related Themes
Legendary Creatures:  Dragon Theme | Unicorn

Wizard Theme
Online Jigsaw Puzzles
The Fisherman and his Wife
The Frog Prince

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox Babe

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Science and Social Studies
Animals | Habitats:
All the fairy tales with animal characters have basic facts
Plants | Flowers | Fruit | Trees | Nutrition:
* Jack and the Beanstalk: Learn about plants
* The Cherry Tree:  Learn about cherry fruit and cherry tree:  plants > trees > wood > nutrition > fruit group
* Legend of the Poinsettia:  Poinsettia facts
Safety
Little Red Riding Hood: Crime Prevention - Child Abduction Safety Tips: "Be Careful with Strangers"
Children's Literature and Literacy External Links