Little Red Riding Hood
NEW! Not only is Little Red Riding Hood one of the all-time favourite fairy stories - with children delighting in the part of the story when the wolf disguises himself as Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother - but it is also a useful way to introduce the concept of "stranger danger" to the kids.
These days the more gruesome versions of the traditional story are frowned upon, so we've re-written the fairy tale so that Granny hides in a cupboard and the wolf runs away!
Explore our Little Red Riding Hood resources below. You'll find various versions of the story - printable, flipbook to read online, and an audio version so that you can listen and read at the same time if you like. And of course we have lovely colouring pages (older and younger) and lots of accompanying activities to print and enjoy with the kids.
This fun "cut and stick" activity allows children to dress Mr Wolf up with Grandma's cap and tuck him into Grandma's bed, ready to try to trick Little Red Riding Hood. You could cut out all the shapes ready for younger children to glue together.
This is such a lovely "cut and stick" activity for children. We've provided an empty basket and a selection of colourful flowers.
Learn to draw Little Red Riding Hood, along with the other main characters in the famous story (Granny, the hunter / father and of course the big, bad wolf) with our simple step-by-step guides.
Introduce the children to character study work with our Little Red Riding Hood guided character study pages. How does Little Red Riding Hood's character compare to the Big Bad Wolf?
Colour in this pretty picture of Little Red Riding Hood, off to visit her sick grandmother with delicious food and pretty flowers to cheer her up.
Here are 4 lovely colouring pages from the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Colour one or colour them all!
Our second set of Little Red Riding Hood colouring pages are aimed at younger children, and include the four characters from the fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood herself, her grandmother, her father / the hunter and of course the wolf!
Our fairy story comprehension worksheets are a fun way to introduce comprehension work to younger kids.
Little Red Riding Hood needs to find the shortest path through the woods to Grandma's cottage so she can get there as quickly as possible. Can the children help her through the maze?
We used these Little Red Riding Hood small world cut outs to create our Little Red Riding Hood small world scene - but you could also use them as finger puppets or props to hold up while you tell the story.
You can have endless fun retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood if you create this "small world" scene. It's a perfect activity for a rainy afternoon ... and provides what we think is the perfect combination of creative craft and creative play opportunity.
Listen along to our version of the lovely fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, and her visit to Grandma!
Flip through the pages of our Little Red Riding Hood story - it's like you are reading a real book, but online! There's a button at the top of the flipbook which allows you to expand to full screen, or share with your friends.
The kids can write their own version of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, using our story paper. Print the pages you want. You'll find various different combinations and illustrations in the pdf file.
Here's a pdf version of our Little Red Riding Story that you can print out and enjoy with the kids. There are four colouring pages included too.
Here is a set of useful word cards to accompany your reading of the story Little Red Riding Hood, or to help the kids when they are writing their own version of the fairy tale.
The sneaky wolf from Little Red Riding Hood is hiding in our word search grid, along with 13 other words from the famous fairy tale. Can the children find them all?
Use your playdough to fill Little Red Riding Hood's basket full of flowers for her grandmother. Just what Grandma needs to cheer her up and make her well again!
Don't let Mr Wolf get away with his terrible crimes! The children need to make a 'Wanted' poster that will help to try and catch him...
This lovely craft idea allows you to take items from the recycling bin and turn them into something the kids will be proud to put on display! It's a lovely summer craft, and perfect to accompany the story of Little Red Riding Hood too.
This adorable little "bean bag" wolf is made out of - you guessed it - an old grey sock! He's much too cute to throw around like a bean bag, though. Children will need simple sewing skills to make him.
Trace over the dotted lines to reveal a pretty flower basket, ready to colour in. The simple outline makes it just right for cutting out, too.
Wolves feature in many children's stories so whether you are acting out Little Red Riding Hood or Peter and the Wolf or any other story our printable wolf mask is sure to come in handy.
Children can make this fearsome wolf mask for role play (the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood spring to mind!) or as part of a wild animal theme.
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