Reading and telling fairy tales to children is an experience that no young child should miss out on. These age-old stories that have been loved for generations are full of teaching opportunities. Children can be exposed to invaluable life lessons and morals as well as be introduced to concepts such as story structure, character analysis, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. The Red Riding Hood Fairy Tales packet draws upon the story elements found in the fairy tale to provide an assortment of literacy and math activities. These fairy tale activities are no-prep and make a great addition to any Red Riding Hood fairy tale unit.
The Red Riding Hood Fairy Tale Activities packet is filled with plenty of no-prep activities that can be used to help your children explore this timeless tale. I’ve made all the activities no-prep so that they can be used as standalone activities or to supplement your thematic unit lessons and save you time.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RED RIDING HOOD FAIRY TALE ACTIVITIES PACKET?
- Letter Sort for the Letter R
- I Can Write the Letter R Handwriting Page
- Alphabet Maze (Lowercase)
- Alphabet Maze (Uppercase)
- ABC Order
- Beginning Sounds
- Color by Word Family
- I Spy oo words (oo word family)
- Spin and Color Red Riding Hood’s Baskets (Color Words)
- Little Red Riding Hood Label the Scene I
- Little Red Riding Hood Label the Scene II
- Describe the Setting: Forest
- Describe the Setting: Cottage
- Label Little Red Riding Hood
- Label the Wolf and Complete the Sentence
- Adjective Match
- Noun Sort
- Describe the Character: Little Red Riding Hood
- Describe the Character: The Wolf
- Describe the Character: The Woodcutter
- Little Red Riding Hood Sentences
- Little Red Riding Hood Punctuation
- Little Red Riding Hood: True or False
- Little Red Riding Hood Story Sequencing with Pictures
- Little Red Riding Hood Story Sequencing with Text
- Real and Imaginary Wolves (Venn Diagram Comparison)
- Character Comparison: Red Riding Hood and The Wolf (Venn Diagram Comparison)
- Writing Prompt: Red Riding Hood’s Basket
- Writing Prompt: If I was Red Riding Hood
- Writing Prompt: Red Riding Hood Lesson
- Writing Prompt: Favorite Character
- Writing Prompt: Least Favorite Character
- Writing Prompt: Favorite Part of the Fairy Tale
- Reading Comprehension Passage: Wolves
- Little Red Riding Hood Word Search
- Little Red Riding Hood Crossword
- Number Maze 1-50
- Making 10 Maths Activity
- Addition and Subtraction Number Chain Worksheet
- Red Riding Hood Measurement with a tens rod
- Red Riding Hood Measurement using inches
- Red Riding Hood Complete the Pattern
- Red Riding Hood Grid Map
- Red Riding Hood: Count and Graph
Let’s take a closer look at a sample of the fairy tale activities included in the Red Riding Hood packet.
Letter R Sort
In the alphabet Letter R Sort, students cut and paste the letter R based on whether it is uppercase or lowercase. A variety of fonts have been used to increase the students awareness of different text types.
Red Riding Hood ABC Order
This ABC Order worksheet will help children practice putting words in alphabetical order. Knowing how to put words in alphabetical order is an important life skill. The alphabet is printed on the side of the page to help with the task of alphabetizing. Children can refer to this when they are deciding which word comes next.
To support children in reading the words, a picture of the fairy tale object is printed beside each word.
Color by Word Family
In this activity, children color Little Red Riding Hood using the ‘oo’ word family coloring code.
Label Little Red Riding Hood
Llabeling and complete the sentence writing activities are great for supporting emergent writers. In Label Little Red Riding Hood, children use the word bank to label a picture of Red Riding Hood.
Label the Wolf and Complete the Sentence
Similarly, in the Label the Wolf activity, children label the wolf and complete the sentence by writing the missing words beneath the picture. The missing words are included in the word bank. This activity is great for children learning to describe characters from a fairy tale and getting them to practice writing descriptive sentences.
Little Red Riding Hood Sentences
Numerous grammar and vocabulary activities are provided in the Red Riding Hood packet. This includes worksheets such as complete the sentences.
In the Little Red Riding Hood Sentences worksheet, children use the word bank to fill in the missing words and complete the sentences.
This activity is great for developing vocabulary and for using as a story recall activity.
Little Red Riding Hood Punctuation
The Red Riding Hood Punctuation worksheet is great for reviewing types of sentences, and the correct ending punctuation for these sentences.
Describe the Character: Little Red Riding Hood
A variety of open-ended picture writing prompts are also included in the packet. These writing prompts cover character and fairy tale setting descriptions.
Describe the Setting: The Forest
Tto support children with their spelling and to give them ideas for their writing, a vocabulary word bank is included with each writing prompt.
Writing Prompt: If I Was Red Riding Hood
children are provided with an opportunity to share their responses to the fairy tale text through a variety of writing prompts.
Story Sequencing with Pictures
The Red Riding Hood fairy tale packet contains several story sequencing activities. A story sequencing activity is ideal for teaching the fairy tale story structure, fairy tale comprehension, and fairy tale recall skills.
Children can complete a picture sequencing worksheet or a text-based sequencing worksheet. Below is the picture fairy tale sequencing activity in action.
Children look at the pictures and cut and paste them in the order of the fairy tale events.
Little Red Riding Hood Story Map
A story map helps a child learn the elements of the fairy tale. The Red Riding Hood story map graphic organiser has 4 sections that allow the child to analyse the characters, setting, problem, and solution in the fairy tale.
Little Red Riding Hood True or False
Another fairy tale comprehension activity included in the packet is the Little Red Riding Hood True or False worksheet. Children read the statements about the fairy tale and decide whether the statement is true or false. This is a great way to follow up a reading of the fairy tale to make sure children remember the main events in the story.
Reading Comprehension Passage: Wolves
The Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale lends itself well to a study of wolves. Included in the packet are activities that explore wolves and provide children with the opportunity to compare real wolves with wolves from a fairy tale.
Real and Imaginary Wolves: Venn Diagram
Little Red Riding Hood Word Search
Crosswords and word search activities are a fun way to review the vocabulary from the Red Riding Hood fairy tale. These worksheets can be used for morning work or homework during your fairy tale unit.
Little Red Riding Hood Number Maze
The Red Riding Hood Number Maze is a great activity to reinforce counting from 1-50. Children help Red Riding Hood find her way through the forest by counting from 1 to 50 and coloring the path to the cottage.
Little Red Riding Hood Number Chain Puzzle
In this addition and subtraction puzzle, children complete the addition and subtraction facts to complete the Number Chain. This is a great activity for reviewing addition and subtraction within 20.
Little Red Riding Hood: Measurement using Inches
In this Red Riding Hood measurement worksheet, students use a ruler to measure the distance between the fairy tale objects in inches.
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For more fairy tale activities check out the Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale Activities packet.