This packet contains 45 thematic lesson plans for early learners based on classical tales. These curriculum ideas were compiled by a 33 year veteran of Early Childhood Education and feature ideas for art, snack, additional literature, discovery activities and discussion topics plus a relevant web site for further information. The ideas can be used as a complete plan or a springboard to further development. Stories include The Gingerbread Man, The Mitten, Pinocchio, and 42 more! These will provide projects for early reading skills, creative projects, sharing thoughts, and promoting a balanced literacy approach.