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The Elves and the Shoemaker Fairy Tale Online Story
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


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Alphabet > *Letter E
E is for Elf
*Letter S
Sh is for Shoes


*Elf crafts
*Shoe lacing activity >

Fairy Tales > Online Story time

Holidays > Dec. 25th > Christmas

Nursery Rhymes
> There was an 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:
The 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 many countries. 

Activity > Read the Fairy Tale
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 of The 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:
1. Alphabet 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.

The Elves and Shoemaker coloring page

Alphabet Printable Lesson Plans:
E is for Elf Printable Activities
Alphabet Letter E Elf

Consonant Digraph Sh Shoes

External link

at BBC CBeebies
The Elves and the Shoemaker Coloring Storybook 
Includes elf paper dolls and shoe lacing activity

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