One of my all-time favorite fairy tales is Beauty and the Beast! The original is fantastic, and the Disney classic version is even better.
With the live action version of the movie coming out soon, I thought that now would be the perfect time to bring the story to life with a fun printable pack!
Beauty and the Beast Storybook Activities
The pages in this printable storybook companion will help you and your students analyze the story, its characters, and more.
Beauty and the Beast Books
I love fairy tales, because there are so many different versions of the story. Each storyteller puts his or her own spin on the story or adapts it to fit his culture. This offers the perfect opportunity to compare and contrast.
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St. Patrick’s Day Math
After you’ve read a few different versions of the story, pull out the companion pages and help your kids analyze different parts of the story.
While the clipart used resembles the popular movie-version, these pages can be used with any version of the story. The characters are only named on a few pages. If your story doesn’t include Gaston, just leave that page out.
Fun Resources to Use with This Story
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Inside this 16-page storybook activity pack, you’ll find the following activities:
- Character cards: Students can use these as a matching (memory) game. They can use them as word cards to look at while they write so they’re sure to have correct spelling. They can use them for practicing alphabetical order, as well.
- Story analysis: Students will describe or list the characters, describe the setting, and describe the events of the story.
- Story sequence: Students will write what happens at the beginning, end, and middle of the story.
- Important events: Students will draw and describe two important events from Beauty and the Beast.
- Before and after: Students will describe the changes characters go through in the story.
- Favorite character: Students will draw and describe their favorite character. This would be a good time to use the character cards.
- Favorite part of the story: Students will draw and describe their favorite part of the story.
- Compare and contrast: Students will complete Venn diagrams for “common” Belle/”princess” Belle, Beast/Prince, and two versions of the story or movie.
- Setting: Students will draw and describe the setting of the story.
- Adjectives and verbs: Students will list adjectives and verbs that describe several different characters.
- Writing prompt: Students will write based on a given writing prompt.