Stories | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

This section will contain an extensive collection of resources to help with the teaching of popular early years stories and fairytales. These resources are completely unofficial and are not endorsed by the publishers. The stories have been selected because we recognise and appreciate their quality and as such we would encourage you to purchase copies of any of the books featured in this section, if you do not already have copies.     

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Three Little Pigs

Features some masks and stick puppets as well as a three little pigs interactive game. More resources to follow.

Three Billy Goats Gruff

A collection of Billy Goats Gruff resources including role-play masks, stick puppets and a small world play backdrop.

Goldilocks & The Three Bears

A collection of Goldilocks & The Three Bears stick puppets and masks to help you re-enact the story in your school or early years setting.

Handa’s Hen

We will be adding more resources to this section in the weeks ahead but for now we have our original and unofficial Handa’s Hen song which reinforces certain aspects of the story and promotes basic numeracy skills at the same time.

Handa’s Surprise

At the moment this section only contains our original and unofficial Handa’s Surprise song but we intend to add more Handa’s Surprise resources in the weeks ahead.

Hansel & Gretel

This section contains masks and stick puppets, ideal for re-enacting the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale.

Jack & The Beanstalk

This section contains a colourful small world play backdrop and a collection of Jack and the beanstalk stick puppets.

Little Red Riding Hood

Our Little Red Riding Hood backdrop is perfect for small world play and with the stick puppets you can re-enact the story in your own setting. More resources to follow.

Tortoise & The Hare

t the moment this section only contains a Tortoise and the Hare interactive story but we will be adding more resources in the weeks to come.

Sleeping Beauty

At the moment this section only contains a castle small world play backdrop but we will be adding more resources to it shortly.

The Gruffalo

This section contains a collection of unofficial printable resources designed to support the teaching of the children's book The Gruffalo.

Rapunzel

This section contains a Rapunzel themed small world play backdrop...more resources to follow.

Cinderella

With this extensive collection of Cinderella themed resources you can retell the story in your own setting, encouraging small world play and perhaps even holding your own grand ball.

Bear Hunt

A collection of unofficial 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' teaching resources.

Where The Wild Things Are

A collection of unofficial printable resources to support the teaching of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.

Jaspers Beanstalk

A collection of unofficial resources to support the teaching of the wonderful children’s story – Jasper’s Beanstalk.

The Little Red Hen

A collection of teaching resources relating to the story of The Little Red Hen.

Robin Hood

A collection of Robin Hood themed teaching resources.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A collection of unofficial resources to support the teaching of the wonderful children’s story – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Rosie’s Walk

A collection of unofficial 'Rosie's Walk' themed teaching resources.

Snow White

A collection of Snow White themed teaching resources / printables.

Have You Filled A Bucket Today

A collection of unofficial teaching resources designed to support the teaching of the story - 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?'

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

A collection of unofficial resource to support the teaching of the children's book 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'.

Where’s My Teddy

A collection of unofficial printable resources to support the teaching of the children’s book - ‘Where’s My Teddy?’

Wizard Of Oz

A collection of Wizard of Oz themed resources, ideal for using in your classroom or early years setting.

Pinocchio

A set of resources based around the story of Pinocchio, all aimed at the early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1).

The Frog Prince

This section contains a collection of 'The Frog Prince' themed story resources .

The Gingerbread Man

This section contains an extensive collection of Gingerbread Man themed teaching resources.

The Great Big Turnip

This section contains a selection of teaching resources designed to support the teaching of The Great Big Turnip in schools and early years settings.

The Elves And The Shoemaker

Early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources relating to the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Funny Bones

This section contains collection of resources to support the teaching of the wonderful ‘Funny Bones’ children’s stories.

Elmer

Elmer the Elephant by David McKee is always a very popular story with early years children, in this section we have a variety of teaching resources that will support your teaching of this topic.

Puss In Boots

Puss in Boots tells the tale of a cunning cat and his quest to gain princesses hand in marriage for his lowly master. The resources below have been specifically created to support the teaching of this story in your key stage 1 (KS1) classroom or early years (EYFS) setting.

The Blue Balloon

A set of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources relating to Nick Inkpen's story The Blue Balloon.

Rumpelstiltskin

A set of teaching resources based around the Grimm Brother's fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, all suitable for early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) classes.

The Princess And The Pea

These resources have been specifically created to support the teaching of The Princess and the Pea in your key stage 1 (KS1) classroom or early years (EYFS) setting.

The Ugly Duckling

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) teaching resources relating to the story of The Ugly Duckling.

King Arthur

A set of resources relating to the tale of King Arthur, ideal for using in your key stage 1 (KS1) classroom or early years (EYFS) setting.


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