Fairy Tale Storytime

Fairy Tale Storytime

We recently did a fairy tale storytime with my pre-school and outreach visits!  This is best done with an older group, but was simple enough to adapt with my younger crowds during outreach.

Fairy Tale Storytime

Fairy Tale Picture Books

Interrupting Chicken
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
One of my favorite books to do, but again, was better with the pre-school crowd.
Little Roja Riding Hood
Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middletown Elya, illus. by Susan Guevara
I LOVED reading this one, it was really fun with the spanish words mixed in with the English words and the ending always got a good laugh from the adults in the room.

Yummy
Yummy: eight favorite fairy tales by Lucy Cousins
We read The Giant Turnip story out of this one.  It was fun to do a story that some of the adults hadn’t even heard of.  Also a great book to talk about teamwork

Other Picture Books:

Over at the Castle by Boni Ashburn, illus. by Kelly Murphy
The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illus. by Dan Santat (Any of the fairy tale spin offs by Corey Rosen Schwartz would be great!!!)
Jack and the Beanstalk  by Paul Galdone
Fairly Fairy Tales by Esme Raji Codell
One, Two, Guess Who? by Colin and Jacui Hawkins

In addition to the stories (I usually only did two books, unless they were a really good group), I had downloaded this free story book of The Three Little Pigs from Little Green on Teachers Pay Teachers.  I used the pictures and loosely the words, but also improvised a little bit because I know the story pretty well.   I think it was a nice change up for the kids and I to do a story that wasn’t in the traditional book format!

Fairy Tale Songs & Extension Activities

We built a castle using this awesome idea from Falling Flannelboards!  I handed out the shapes and would call out one shape at a time and each kid with that shape would put it on the board.  With smaller groups you could go more each individual but this was better with the bigger groups to save on time.  None of them *really* looked like castles but it was fun nonetheless :)

Build a Castle Flannelboard | Miss Meg's Storytime

Build a Castle Flannelboard | Miss Meg's Storytime

The Grand Ol Duke of York
(traditional)

The Grand ol Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
And when they were UP, they were UP!
And when they were DOWN, they were DOWN!
And when they were only halfway up,
They were neither UP nor DOWN!

If You’re a Hero and You Know It
source: Franklin Public Library 

If you’re a hero and you know it, Clap your hands!
If you’re a hero and you know it, Clap your hands!
If you’re a hero and you know it, Then your face will surely show it.
If you’re a hero and you know it, Clap your hands!

other verses: jump up high, touch the ground, etc..

Fairy Tale Craft

Building on our build a castle flannelboard, I had out different shapes and gluesticks and the kids created their castles!

Fairy tale craft with shapes | Miss Meg's Storytime

Other Fairy Tale Storytime Ideas

Abby the Librarian, Storytime: Fairy Tales
Falling Flannelboards, Storytime: Fairy Tales!
Project I.Am.Abbey, Fairy Tale Theme- Toddler Storytime
Storytime Katie, FairyTales!
Franklin Public Library, Fairy Tale Storytime
Brenda Potter, Pinterest, Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales (crafts, storytime & other classroom activities)
Blair Preston Public Library, Pinterest, Fairy Tale Storytime