All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language.

This kit contains a variety of resources, from text and tasks to illustrations, flashcards and presentations, for you to download and use in your classroom. You can also find online and printable materials for students on the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website.


  • Activities: a collection of activities related to the story
  • Chants: a collection of spoken drill type activities
  • Flashcards: to help you to build up vocabulary and support understanding
  • Play: to help you to use the materials to produce a short play
  • Story: to help you to tell the story


  • Introduction (explains how you can use the materials in class)





About this BritLit Kit
This is the first in a short series of kits for primary school learners of English. It was produced to respond to the initiative of governments, including the Portuguese government, to lower the age at which English is taught in state schools. Written by Carolyne Ardron and Sue Clarke, illustrations by Paul Millard.



I would like to thank you so much for the great help you have done to us. Actually I had used the play of little red riding hood in class and the result was really fantastic the children were really motivated and they started to participate in a wonderful way it was really unexpected even the ones who were shy. It was great work thanks a lot.

Hi everybody!! I'm Paola, a teacher of English from Argentina. I'd like to know if you could download all the files about Little Red Riding Hood. I tried some of them but I couldn't. 

Hi Paola!

I’m Águeda an English teacher from Panamá. I also tried to download the files about Little Red Riding Hood but I couldn’t. If someone has an answer please help us.


Hi Águeda
Sorry to hear about your problems downloading the file - please try again now, and if you still have the problem I'll send you a copy via email!
Best wishes

Hi,This whole lesson plan and activities were really outstanding. Thank you very much for sharing all these information. Perry.

Hi, I'm an English teacher from Indonesia. I usually asked to conduct story telling contest annually. Are there any other stories besides Little Red Riding Hood?

Hey thanks for this, I am a huge fan of all children literature. I am also a teacher in California, USA, and My kids love these stories.   If you guys were looking for more stories for your kids I found this directory of stories at,  I think your kids might enjoy them, I know mine have. 


Many thanks for a comprehensive site. I need to go for a storytelling session with 30 odd 5 year olds (including my son) and thanks to your site, am raring to go. This is an amazingly well done and researched story. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for sharing such great ideas. I'm teaching very young learners. I'm sure that they'll love them. I downloaded all the activities. But I downloaded them one by one. Is there a way to download all the attachments at the same time?


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