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!


The Hare and the Lion – Africa

The Hunter and the Lion – Aesop

The Lion and the Crane - India

The Lion and the Mouse - Greece

The Lion and the Three Cows – Afghanistan

The Lion’s Share – India 

Lion and Jackal- South Africa

Why Does Lion Roar? – Angola

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.


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


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


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.

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