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Aesop’s Fables Printable

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147 pages each include a picture along with an Aesop’s Fable and are lined for writing practice use.

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This FREE Printable Set includes 147 Fables

from the Original

“The Aesop for Children”

with pictures by Milo Winter.

Perfect for:

  • Copywork
  • Handwriting Practice
  • Read Aloud
  • Memorization
  • Vocabulary
  • Moral Lessons

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Made for all ages, Kids and Adults, to enjoy!

Pages are lined for handwriting and copywork use.

You can simply read as a pdf or Easy Print all or some of the pages.

Fun to use during daily read aloud time and so much more!


Did You Know?

You may not realize it, but many sayings we use in our daily lives and across cultures come from Aesop’s Fables:

“Look before you leap.”

“Honesty is the best policy.”

“Do not count your chickens before they hatch.”


From Aesop's Fables, The Fox and the Goat. A fox is in a well while a goat looks in from above.

THE FOX AND THE GOAT 

A Fox fell into a well, and though it was not very deep, he found that he could not get out again. After he had been in the well a long time, a thirsty Goat came by. The Goat thought the Fox had gone down to drink, and so he asked if the water was good.

“The finest in the whole country,” said the crafty Fox, “jump in and try it. There is more than enough for both of us.”

The thirsty Goat immediately jumped in and began to drink. The Fox just as quickly jumped on the Goat’s back and leaped from the tip of the Goat’s horns out of the well.

The foolish Goat now saw what a plight he had got into, and begged the Fox to help him out. But the Fox was already on his way to the woods.

“If you had as much sense as you have beard, old fellow,” he said as he ran, “you would have been more cautious about finding a way to get out again before you jumped in.”

Look before you leap.


What are Fables?

Fables offer moral lessons in easy to understand story lines.

These type of tales usually use animals, acting like human beings, to speak and tell a story.

They are generally short and to the point, telling of a truth and morality.

Lessons from Aesop’s Fables come in all shapes and sizes.

Lessons just as important today as they were 2,000 years ago.


THE WOLF AND THE GOAT

A hungry Wolf spied a Goat browsing at the top of a steep cliff where he could not possibly get at her.

“That is a very dangerous place for you,” he called out, pretending to be very anxious about the Goat’s safety. “What if you should fall! Please listen to me and come down! Here you can get all you want of the finest, tenderest grass in the country.”

The Goat looked over the edge of the cliff.

“How very, very anxious you are about me,” she said, “and how generous you are with your grass! But I know you! It’s your own appetite you are thinking of, not mine!”

An invitation prompted by selfishness is not to be accepted.


What is your favorite Fable?

The Fox and the Grapes, The Ants and the Grasshopper, The Hare and the Tortoise, they are all included with this set of unforgettable Fables from Aesop.


THE ANT AND THE DOVE

A Dove saw an Ant fall into a brook. The Ant struggled in vain to reach the bank, and in pity, the Dove dropped a blade of straw close beside it. Clinging to the straw like a shipwrecked sailor to a broken spar, the Ant floated safely to shore.

Soon after, the Ant saw a man getting ready to kill the Dove with a stone. But just as he cast the stone, the Ant stung him in the heel, so that the pain made him miss his aim, and the startled Dove flew to safety in a distant wood.

A kindness is never wasted.


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