Monday, March 3, 2014

March Comes in Like a Lion: Folktales That Roar!

The Lion and the Lamb
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!


Androcles and the Lion – Greece

Dinner of the Lion – Africa

The Hare and the Lion – Africa

The Hunter and the Lion – Aesop

The Lion and the Crane - India

Lion and Jackal – Africa

The Lion and the Mouse - Greece

The Lion and the Wolf – South Africa

The Lion in the Water
– Twelve cultural variants from D.L. Ashliman

The Lion Who Was Made Tsar – Ukraine

The Lion’s Enchantment – Spain

The Lion’s Share – India 

Lion and Jackal- South Africa

Why Does Lion Roar? – Angola


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.

First School – Lion Theme Preschool Activities and Crafts


20 Best Lion Books of All Time

All About LionsBooks for parents and children to read online. Created by a teacher.

Teaching with Children’s Books – Books About Lions   - NEW


DLTK – Lots of lion crafts for the young ones, including masks, paper bag puppets and more. 

Emma Owl – 30+ Lion Crafts for Kids


Bright Hub Education
32 Rip-Roaring Animal Lesson Plans to Make Your Students Go Wild!

The Lion and the Mouse – Lesson plan to complement the Aesop fable of the same name.


123 Curriculum – Jungle Fun: Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays – Lots of fun for the wee ones here, including Going On a Lion Hunt.


Catch the Storybug: The Wayward Wind - Stories about the wind, curriculum, crafts and more.


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