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For children: comprehension of Aesop's fabel
exercises, games and didactics for children

For children, Didactics and creative games with Aesop's fables:
THE FABLES: 1. THE STAG AT THE POOL - 2. THE FOX AND THE GOAT - 3. THE LION, THE ASS AND THE FOX
Aesop fables

Esercizi per bambini

- We can match each animal of the fables with an adjective defining it; try to assign to each animal of the fables you have read the adjective you think more suitable (there is one adjective not suitable to any animal)

stag silly
fox loyal
goat sly
ass tyrannical
lion vain
naïve

- In the three fables you have read no moral is expressed. Try to write it down. (You can start: ”It is always necessary…)
- There are, in the common language, some expressions like: ”as sly as a fox, as stubborn as a mule”. As a matter of fact there are animals which can well represent some man's physical, psychological and moral features.
Complete the following list:

  • A person as silly as…
  • A person as sly as…
  • A person as blind as…
  • A person as fearful as…
  • A person as thoughtless as…
  • A person as strong as…
  • A person as vain as…
  • A person as agile as…
  • A person as meek as...
  • A person as laborious as…
  • A person as loyal as…
  • A person as oily as…

- Why do the writers of fables make use of animals as characters?

- Try to draw some people you know as they were some animals; under each drawing explain with a sentence the reasons why you have chosen that animal.

   
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