KS1 Dance: Let's Move. The Elves and the Shoemaker

A two-session unit exploring the well-known fairy story through simple movement activities.

1. The smart new shoes
2. The elves are discovered


The Elves and the Shoemaker

This is a two-session unit based on the famous fairy story of a poor, hard-working shoemaker and how two elves come to his assistance. The first session focuses on the old shoemaker - his quiet, solitary life and slow, sombre movements. Then, in the second session, the focus is on working in pairs as the elves to create a new pair of shoes for the shoemaker - showing how the elves work together to manipulate the shoemaker’s tools. At the end the shoemaker discovers what has been happening...and sets about rewarding the elves!


Teacher's Notes

Related units of KS1 Dance: Let's Move

The Nutcracker
Aesop's Fables
The Musicians of Bremen