I have a house full of girls (and one grown boy), so fairy tales have been a favorite thing around here. There are always movies, books, and stories being watched and read from. I love finding printables that are engaging and exciting to mix things up in our homeschool. Sometimes we need a break from the book work, and unit studies and themed printables are perfect for that.
Since Fairy Tales originated from classic story books, they can be considered literature and not just something commercialized from Disney! Though we love those as well.
I have gathered up lots of fun and educational printables for fairy tales. These can be used with younger children, and there are also some unit studies to use with older students if you are reading from fairy tales in your literature or reading time in your homeschool.
Fairy Tale Printables for Younger Children:
Fairy Tale Unit Studies:
FREE Reading Comprehension with Fairy Tales – This 40 page unit includes the text for Beauty and the Beast and The Three Little Pigs, rewritten in a gentle, age appropriate format. Each story includes: a coloring page, the story text, copywork pages, vocabulary activity, word search, and seven reading comprehension questions. This is available as an instant download and is the perfect addition to a fairy tale study!
I have personally used this with my 8 year old. This is a full 8 week long course, but we found that there is so much wonderful information in it that we spread it out over the course of our school year! It is wonderful, and fun for reading practice and comprehension helps. She loved creating her own fairy tale books to color and read. The hands on puppets and activities are great for little ones, and it is easy to use with multiple ages.
Here are some of our favorite fairy tale books to read in our homeschool:
An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and many more classic storiesHans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics)Five-Minute Stories: Over 50 Tales and FablesFairy Tales Every Child Should KnowAn Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic storiesIllustrated Fairy Tales (Illustrated Stories Series)Usborne Illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!