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National Storytelling Week

What is National Storytelling Week?

Once upon a time, storytelling was a way to pass the time. Now, it's an excellent way to entertain and teach each other new ideas. This is why National Storytelling Week is celebrated annually by all ages who read the likes of folktales, fairytales, love stories and more. The possibilities of genres are endless!

Storytelling is a powerful tool that allows us to share stories that inspire and teach others.

Use this fun and entertaining resource for children to write their own stories using parts of well-known traditional tales during National Storytelling Week.  


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Name That Story

These include popular stories, such as The Gingerbread Man, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Beauty and the Beast. 

In this fairy tales game, begin by picking a card and read the clue to the children. You could also show them the picture clue at the bottom of the card. Challenge children to identify the fairy tale or traditional story using the descriptive clue.