Aesop’s Fables


1) The student will be able to use the adjectives “lazy” and “hardworking” and apply them to the fables 1.0 and 2.0.

2) The students will be able to apply the adjectives lazy and hardworking in the present tense to themselves and their classmates.

3) The more advanced students will be able to discuss the moral of the story of the fables presented.

Who was Aesop?

Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables.

What is a fable?

A short tale designed to teach a moral lesson.  The fable often uses animals or inanimate objects as characters.

1.0) The Ant and the Grasshopper

Lazy versus Hardworking

Bad Badtz Maru Gang

1.1) Describe Bad Badtz Maru using adjectives.

1.2) Describe the grasshopper using adjectives.

1.3) Describe Hana Maru (white seal) using adjectives.

1.4) Describe Ijuin Pandaba (female panda) using adjectives.

1.5) Describe the ants using adjectives.

1.6) What is the moral of the story?

2.0) The Tortoise and the Hare

What is another title for The Tortoise and the Hare?

The Rabbit and the Turtle

Hare vs Rabbit


Both turtles and tortoises are reptiles.  A turtle is not an amphibian but is more amphibious than a tortoise.

What amphibian has the shape of a lizard but smooth skin like a frog?

2.1)  Describe the hare using adjectives.

2.2) Describe the tortoise using adjectives.

2.3) What is the moral of the story?

3.0) The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Canine Size Comparison

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Big, bigger, biggest

Small, smaller, smallest

3.1) Describe the boy using adjectives.

3.2) Describe the wolf using adjectives.

3.3) What is the moral of the story?

4.0) The Lion and the Mouse

4.1) Describe the lion using adjectives.

4.2) Describe the mouse using adjectives.

4.3) What is the moral of the story?

5.0) Three Little Pigs

5.1) Is The Three Little Pigs a fable?

5.2) What is the lesson of the story?

6.0) Moral of the story answers:

6.1) Work hard now to prepare for the future.

6.2) Slowly but steady does it every time!

6.3) A liar will not be believed, even when telling the truth.

6.4) Little friends may prove great friends.

7.0) Fill in the following blanks:

7.1) Bad Batz Maru is _________

7.2) The grasshopper is _________

7.3) Hana Maru is _________

7.4) Ijuin Pandaba is _________

7.5) The ants are_________

7.6) The tortoise is_________

7.7) The tortoise has_________

7.8) The hare is_________

7.9) The hare has_________

7.10) The fox is_________

7.11) The fox has_________

7.12) The boy is_________

7.13) The wolf is _________

7.14) The lion is_________

7.15) The mouse is_________

7.16) The pigs are_________

8.0) Directions

8.1) Pick an animal mask

8.2) Form a group with 2-4 students

8.3) Create a fable of your own.  Remember a fable must have a moral to the story and tell the class the moral of your story at the end of your fable.  The animals should be in character.

8.4) What sort of adjectives would you use to describe a bear, bunny, cheetah, deer, elephant, fox, monkey, ox, panda and wolf?

8.5) How would the animals chosen interact?



8.6) Present the fable in front of the class!

Photos at:



20 Common Animal Idioms

Aesops Fables Online Worksheet

Household Fables Online

Household Fables PDF

Animal Hyperlinks


Animal idioms

Animal Symbolism

List of Animal Groups and Their Young

List of Native American Totems

5 responses to “Aesop’s Fables

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