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Illustrations of a fairy tale

Creative Writing inspired by illustrations of a fairy tale

By Maureen Sangster

Let’s explore the enchanted world of Little Red Riding Hood and what it makes you feel. We’ll use 3 pictures of Little Red Riding Hood or Red-Cap as she’s sometimes called in some versions of the tale.

1. Listen and read the story at this Red Riding Hood Listen:
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2 Look closely at the first picture of Little Red Riding Hood meeting the Wolf in the wood.

2.1 Jot down what you see in the picture and how it makes you feel.

2.2 Describe Little Red Riding Hood, her dress and basket in 5 words/phrases/sentences

2.3 In 5 words/phrases/sentences describe the Wolf.

2.4 Jot down ideas/feelings you have about the colour ’red’. Do you like red garments?

2.5 I am the wolf or I am Little Red Riding Hood Write a short poem in which you either pretend to be the wolf or Little Red Riding Hood.

Carl Offterdinger (1829-1889) The wolf goes straight to Granny’s while Red Cap loiters picking flowers.
Carl Offterdinger (1829-1889) The wolf goes straight to Granny’s while Red Cap loiters picking flowers.
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Gustave Doré’s (1832 – 1883) engraving of the scene: “She was astonished to see how her grandmother looked”

3 From the 3 pictures, choose which Little Red Cap or Wolf interests you.3.1 In what way does this character connect with your life? Are you like her?

3.2 Have you ever left the path? Do you regret it or think it is part of life’s journey to do so.

3.3 What strange situation have you been in? Have you been like the Wolf, in disguise and why?