Monday, March 3, 2014

March Comes in Like a Lion...Folktales that Roar!

The Lion and the Lamb
by
William Strutt Peace, 1896
There is an old saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” so I thought would share some stories about lions.

We are a bit weary of the snow here in Massachusetts, as are many others around the United States, so here’s hoping the lamb (good weather) is just around the corner!





STORIES

The Hare and the Lion – Africa

The Hunter and the Lion – Aesop
http://mythfolklore.net/aesopica/perry/326.htm



The Lion and the Crane - India
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/ift/ift02.htm

The Lion and the Mouse - Greece
http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?3&TheLionandtheMouse

The Lion and the Three Cows – Afghanistan
http://www.k-state.edu/elp/lab/fables_web_version.pdf



The Lion’s Share – Indiahttp://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/saft/sft22.htm 

Lion and Jackal- South Africa
http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/saft/sft14.htm


Why Does Lion Roar? – Angola
http://angolarising.blogspot.com/2010/03/african-folklore-why-does-lion-roar.html

Catch the Storybug: The Wayward Wind - One of my previous blog post for the month of March. Stories about the wind, curriculum, crafts and more.http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2011/03/the-wayward-wind-folktales-for-march.html


ACTIVITIES

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen: A Story Hour Guide and Event Kit Perfect for teachers and librarians offering a lapsit program for the younger children. Fingerplays, crafts and book suggestions, post reading activities and more. http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763622621.kit.1.pdf

From Candlewick Books Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen: A Story Hour Guide and Event Kit Perfect for teachers and librarians offering a lapsit program for the younger children. Fingerplays, crafts and book suggestions, post reading activities and more. http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763622621.kit.1.pdf

First School – Lion Theme Preschool Activities and Crafts
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals/wild/lion.htm

CRAFTS

DLTK – Lots of lion crafts for the young ones, including masks, paper bag puppets and more.
http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/jungle-lions.html

CURRICULUM


Bright Hub Education: A Jungle of Learning – Animal lesson plans for preschool.

Lion Themed Lesson Plans for Pre-K Students

http://voices.yahoo.com/lion-themed-lesson-plan-ideas-pre-k-classroom-11987079.html?cat=7

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Karen Chace 2014 ©
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