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Aesop’s Fables are such a wonderful set of classic stories to read to kids. I love reading them with my kids and then discussing the morals of each little fable. In order to make them more understandable and fun for my preschooler, I decided to make a set of mini printable Aesop’s Fables books. (See more of my book activities for kids.)
We have the book Aesop for Children, illustrated by Milo Winter. It is a lovely hardcover book with nice old fashioned illustrations that I adore. I have read these fables with my kids a few times and we always love them. However, I often feel like they are a bit over the heads of my younger children, so these mini books are a clever way to help them learn some of the more common of Aesop’s fables.
About the Aesop’s Fables Printable Mini Books
My printable set includes 10 popular Aesop’s fables. Included are the following fables:
- The Dog and His Reflection
- Belling the Cat
- The Goose with the Golden Eggs
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- Town Mouse, Country Mouse
- The Ant and the Grasshopper
- The Lion and the Mouse
- The Fisherman and the Little Fish
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
- The Wind and the Sun
Each mini book is six pages long. I have summarized the fables into simpler terms for young children. Each book has the moral of the fable on the last page so you can discuss it with your kids.
I made all of the books in color and in black and white. So if you need to save color ink, I have you back! Or, if you want to give your kids the option to color them in, that is a lot of fun, too!
My daughter was so thrilled with these little books. I read her all of them in one sitting, then she promptly told me she wanted me to make even more of them! I may do some fairy tale ones next. 🙂 Now she looks through the books and can re-tell the stories on her own. It’s the cutest.
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