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The Study of Aesop's Fables for Your Montessori Environment

The Study of Aesop's Fables for Your Montessori Environment

The Study of Aesop's Fables is a wonderful addition to your Montessori curriculum. And the best part is that you can find them free online and in the library! Here some activities you can do/make:

1. Tell stories/fables at circle time
2. Read fable story books at story time
3. Put on fable puppet shows
4. Make fable characters and puppets. Recommended: Hand Puppets: How to Make and Use Them by Laura Ross; Look What You Can Make With Paper Plates.
5. Draw the fable characters (younger children can use the metal insets or stencils)
6. Write the names of the characters, make labels, flash cards (younger children can copy them)
7. Write a fable or write about a fable (younger children can tell a fable or do a puppet show)
8. Put on a play. Recommended: The Tortoise and the Hare: Fables (Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater); The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: Fables (Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater); The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs: Fables (Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater).

Continue reading this post in my Read and Write the Montessori Way PDF, which includes access to my on-line language photo galleries and more! You may also be interested in my Montessori and homeschool programs at Montessori for the Earth.

~Lisa Nolan

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