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Online Story time > Tall tales > Paul Bunyan, The Giant
Come and enjoy two versions of Paul Bunyan's tall tale:
1. Version #1: Paul
Bunyan, The Giant Lumberjack at paulbunyantrail.com This tall
adaptable for children ages 4+ and older.
2. Version #2: The
Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan at animatedtales.com for children ages 6+
Activity: Read and Discuss Story
Explain to the children they will hear a story of Paul
Bunyan, a very famous folkloric American character. This type of story is called a tall tale. A
tall tale is a unusual story that has been retold over the years and exaggerated.
Make a selection of the pages you feel will be of interest to the
children. The entire text might be too long.
a. Review with children which parts of the story are exaggerated
and make a list. Ask the children why these statements are
b. Community Helpers and Careers: Discuss
what is the job of a lumberjack
(logger or woodcutter).
Activity: Make your own Tall Tale
Discuss what is a tall
Sit the children in small groups and ask them if they can come up with
a tall tale about Paul Bunyan.
Give each group a question that they can develop:
a. Paul Bunyan's shirt buttons were made out of (these were
really huge buttons).
b. Paul Bunyan drank out of a ..... it had to be something very
Come up with other possibilities and have the children use the phrase
"According to the way I heard it ..... "
Get together to discuss the "tall tales" developed.
Activity: Alphabet printable activities > Letter O is for
Write and practice letter O (short o sound).
Activity: Puzzles (Online
and Offline) - Problem Solving
Progressive Printable Puzzles (matches the cow puppet craft
Visit this activity
to print your selection of an Ox printable puzzles. The puzzles
are available in four stages from 18+ of age and over.
Bunyan and his Blue Ox Babe Online Jigsaw Puzzle
The default puzzle is six pieces quite
suitable for preschoolers. Below are matching coloring
pages. The entire family can participate
since you can increase the number of pieces by clicking the shapes
button. Click these to take you to the puzzle.
Children as young as 2.5 years old will have fun putting these puzzles
together and develop problem solving skills. Tip: Spread the puzzle pieces
on the screen so children can
see the images on the pieces.
Activity: Coloring Pages - Paul Bunyan and Ox
Print these two coloring pages:
* Coloring Page #1 Paul
* Coloring Page #2 Paul
Bunyan & his Blue Ox Babe
Supply a variety of materials to color the pages.
Activity #6: Paul Bunyan's Blue Ox Babe Crafts
These crafts can be easily adapted to be Paul Bunyan's beloved Blue Ox
Babe. Assemble your choice and use as a story time helper
and to present the alphabet short O vowel sound . Children can assemble after reading the
| Bull | Ox Paper Bag Puppet Craft or Craft Stick Puppet.
This craft is available in color - blue and black and white.
The craft is two pieces and very easy for young children.
Craft at DLTK's Crafts
1. Option #1: Print the black
and white version and have the children color the the "ox" in
2. Option #2: Print the black and white version directly
onto blue paper, children can then assemble.
If you don't have paper tube, simply fold the rectangular body piece
in half and have the children glue the body parts.