Aesop’s Fables

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Aesop Fables -This site offers over 655 fables, alphabetically arranged. Many of the stories can be listened to. Morals and lessons are also provided.

Wikipedia: Aesop’s Fables – Find out the history of Aesopica, a story teller from ancient times.

Tales With Morals – Offers a list of fables and a brief history of Aesop and his fables.

UMASS: Aesop – Illustrated fables and a very brief history. Some pages offer animated videos that can be read. Aesop – The Library of Congress offers a long list of illustrated fables. Click on the fable you want to read and go to the previous or next fable by using the arrows in the upper right and left hand corners of the page. Some pages are interactive. Each page offers the moral to be learned from the story.

MythfolkloreAesopica – This site offers fables in English, Latin, Greek, German, Spanish and French. Some fables are offered with illustrations from the Renaissance and other periods.

Page by Page: Aesop’s Fables – Site offers a long list of fables. Straight text (no illustrations). Moral included.

Web Archive: Aesop’s Fables – Site offers a long list of fables. Straight text (no illustrations). Moral included.

MCWDN: Fable Index – This site offers fables with a mini lesson that can be discussed and a quiz.

Brainy Quote: Aesop – Offers a variety of famous quotes from Aesop.

Librivox: Aesops Fables A New Revised Edition by Aesop – Download or listen to Aesop’s fables on line. This is a free resource.

Enchanted Learning: Aesop: Ant and the Grasshopper – Offers activities, including a picture story (rebus story) of this classic fable. Membership may be required to print some of the activities.

Hoopla Kids, on You Tube, offers a playlist of animated fables.

Open-Ended Activity Suggestions

  • Make puppet shows out of your favorite fables. Make your own puppets, backgrounds, theater, etc.
  • Illustrate your favorite Aesop fables. Use colored pencils, watercolor, regular pencil, paper or create a digital or animated version of your own.
  • Get inspired by Aesop’s fables by creating some of your own. Draw, write or tell your own story with a suggested moral or a lesson to be learned.
  • Create a two-sided diorama for your favorite stories. Put the scene on one side of your diorama and the result on the other.
  • Create a news report from the fables you like most. Consider making illustrations and recording yourself reporting them.
  • Create your own audio version of the stories you like most to listen to later.
  • Make a book with your favorite fables.
  • Make a flip book and/or a comic out of your favorite stories.
  • Make your picture move. This video demonstrates how.
  • Talk about the fables you like the most and the ones you disagree with. Why do you agree or disagree with the moral? What do you believe the moral of the story is if you disagree?  There is no wrong answer.

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