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The Elves and the Shoemaker Online Storytime

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for The Elves and the Shoemaker by Brothers Grimm and retold by Jim LaMarche!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, December 14 (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.

Don't forget to return your books to the library!!

"The Elves and the Shoemaker" by Brothers Grimm and Retold by Jim LaMarche

“The story is a simple one, of a poor shoemaker and his wife who suddenly find they are getting help from a mysterious source. They discover their helpers are little elves, whom are working long and hard to finish making shoes. When the man and woman become rich because of the elves, they decide they must give back to the elves in return.”

You will have the book read to you by actress Chrissy Metz. She does such a great job, we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!

Kits include:

  • a borrowed copy of The Elves and the Shoemaker by Brothers Grimm (must return!!)

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored shoes)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (bells included)

  • a ballet shoe craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin/Whiteboard Entertainment Studios

Tie Your Shoes Song by CoComelon

Seven Elves by PinkFong

Five Little Elves by Super Simple Songs

More Links!

Simon and Schuster's page on Jim LaMarche:

Translation of "The Elves and the Shoemaker" in the public domain:

Let us know what your little ones thought of The Elves and the Shoemaker! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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