This fits into so many linkies. It’s a great art tool. It’s a fun way to bring in history (which is how we originally used it), great object lessons you name it. I love Aesop’s Fables and Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories.
And, an extension I just thought of as I’m typing, you could totally tie this in to Jesus’ parables with the older kids. There is a reason so many stories are told in this way because it’s an easy way to get a lesson and rather disarming.
Knowing I wanted to do some fun stuff with it, but I didn’t want to draw it all out which is my bad default habit, so I searched on Google and found the DLTK Kids site for Aesop’s Fables.
I printed off three that fit favorite animals or ones I thought they would most enjoy: The Bat, The Birds, and The Beasts; The Lion and the Mouse; and The Tortoise and the Hare.
For the kids I printed off the black and white moral of the story. For me I printed off the stories and copied them into a word document to make a super simple pop-up story for their history books.
In case you can’t tell how it’s made you cut around most of the picture, but leave a little bit on both sides still attached. Then you fold that in the opposite way the card will open.
Underneath to give it a bit more stability I put a second piece of scrap paper to help it hold up better. The kids had so much fun with these stories.
I’m going to link this over at:
Seriously, I love my blog button table, I just copied and pasted in order they happen.