Hansel and Gretel


Hello everyone

Welcome to another week of learning linked to a traditional tale.

Our story for this week is Hansel and Gretel.

You can listen to the story here:


or you can use the Power Point of the story (see below in the resource list at the bottom of the page)

There are lots of activities for you to have a go at, the ones that have a printable sheet are provided and marked (S):

  • Talk to a grown up about what happened in the story. What happened at the beginning, in the middle and at the end? Which part of the story was your favourite? Why?
  • Cut out the finger puppets and stick them with sellotape or glue them so that they fit onto your fingers. Use them to retell the story of Hansel and Gretel. Remember the different parts of the story and try to tell them in the correct order. Try to use different voices for each of the characters (S)
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story and write about it
  • Write matching sentences to the story illustrations on the storyboard template (S)
  • Can you write the story of Hansel and Gretel? Use the story cut out pictures to help you. You could maybe make a story booklet and design the front and back covers as well. Remember to write the title on the front cover, draw an illustration and write the author’s name, which is you! Could you write a short blurb on the back cover as well? (S)
  • Draw a picture of the cottage in the story of Hansel and Gretel. Think carefully about the different sweets that could be used for the roof, the windows, the door and the path. Add your favourite sweets to the picture. You could use different resources to draw and colour your picture- crayons, felt-tips, paint or collage materials
  • Design a gingerbread house. What does it need to have? (S)
  • Use junk modelling or construction kits to build a new house for Hansel and Gretel
  • Draw a picture of your house. Does it look the one in the story of Hansel and Gretel? Can you write some words, captions or sentences to describe your house?
  • Can you make your house using construction pieces?
  • Draw a picture of your favourite room in your house. Add labels to show what is in the room or write a list
  • Can you design some new sweets? Use some of the shapes you know to create your own sweets. You could maybe fill a piece of paper with different sized 2d shapes such as circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, ovals and hexagons. Use crayons or felt tips to decorate each of the shapes to create colourful looking sweets.
  • Go on a shape treasure hunt. What shapes can you find? (S)
  • Oh no the jigsaw pieces are all jumbled up. Use the number sequencing puzzle sheet and cut out the pieces carefully and order them to make a picture on the number grid. Who or what can you see? (S)
  • Can you count carefully to find the total? Use the Hansel and Gretel up to 20 addition sheet (S)
  • Can you make up your own addition number sentences within 20? Use the digit cards 1-10 and the + and + cards. Turn the number cards face down and pick 2 cards. Use them to make an addition number sentence using + and =. It may be useful to have 20 counting objects to help you e.g pasta, lego pieces, buttons. (S)
  • Look at the pictures of the different characters in the story on the size matching activity sheet. Circle the picture that is the same size as the first picture. Then for each set of pictures, write number 1 at the side of the tallest one and number 2 at the side of the shortest one. How would you describe the other one? (S)
  • Use your pencil to carefully trace the lines on the pencil control activity. (S)
  • Use the scissors to carefully cut out the Hansel and Gretel pictures on the cutting skills sheets (S)



Keep safe, keep smiling and happy learning!


Lots of love Mrs Lodge, Mrs Perry, Mrs Green, Mrs Hill and Mrs Mercer xxxxx





File icon: ppt Hansel and Gretel story powerpoint.ppt [ppt 11MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf finger-puppets.pdf [pdf 348KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Hansel-and-Gretel-storyboard-template.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf story-cut-outs.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Design-Your-Own-Gingerbread-House.pdf [pdf 980KB] Click to download
File icon: doc Shape treasure hunt home.doc [doc 43KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf number-sequencing-puzzle.pdf [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Up-to-20-Addition-Sheet.pdf [pdf 940KB] Click to download
File icon: docx 1-10 and + = cards.docx [docx 25KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf -size-ordering.pdf [pdf 7MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf pencil-control-sheets.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf cutting-skills-activity-sheet.pdf [pdf 700KB] Click to download