Fairy stories and traditional tales

Lets explore fairytales and traditional stories!

This collection contains curriculum relevant videos and quizzes to help Year 1 and P2 English students learn about:

  • fairy tales
  • traditional stories

These educational resources are hand-picked from BBC Bitesize and the wider BBC.

Get started

Here you will find videos and activities about fairy stories and traditional tales. Try them out, and then test your knowledge with some fun activities before exploring the rest of the collection.

What is a fairy story?

Highlights from the BBC

The best guides and activities from around the BBC. They contain text, videos and challenges to help you understand, practise and test your knowledge.

Little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
Cbeebies Presents
Tiddalik the Frog
Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

Resources from around the web

In this section, you’ll find content and activities from other educational publishers and organisations, to help you learn more about fairy stories and traditional tales. These links will take you to pages outside the BBC.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

  • British Library - Fairy tales and folktales.
  • Oxford Owl - Storyteller videos: Traditional Tales.
  • Twinkl - Have a go at some more activities about traditional tales (Subscription required).

Where next?

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