Folktale in 5

Welcome to Folktale in 5!

We’ll share a short folktale in less than five minutes, then follow up with some fun ways you can explore the story further.

Cricket’s Contest

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June 22, 2021: Mighty Wolf insists he owns the road, the fields, the forest, and the river.  Does tiny Cricket accept it, or does he stand up to the big, bad Wolf?  Today’s story is a folktale from Mexico, and afterwards, we’ll follow up with some thoughtful questions and a drawing project.

Leopard’s Bad Breath

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June 10, 2021: Today’s story, “Leopard’s Bad Breath,” is a folktale from Southeast Asia. When Leopard suspects he has bad breath, how do his three most trusted advisers react? And who gets to remain in the jungle?