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.   

This is a labor of love in progress.  I would love to hear your kind comments and ideas to make this a better site.  More activities will be added regularly!

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 Cherries
Cherry tree

*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 craft
Fish crafts

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


Learn About Plants Craft
Coloring page

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


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 craft
Wolf crafts
Coloring pages

The Ugly Duckling

D is for Duck

Duck crafts and coloring page

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


Little Red Riding Hood: Crime Prevention - Child Abduction Safety Tips: "Be Careful with Strangers"

Children's Literature and Literacy External Links