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Here are some act!vated stories for you to read aloud. These stories have been adapted from some of the stories that were performed on stage. They are best when they are read out loud. So grab a friend and start reading together.

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Jack and the Beanstalk. Open the book. Click to read.

Jack and the Beans Talk Yes, the beans really talk!
Hover your mouse over the beans to see what they say.

Davy Crockett - opening book. Click to read.


Davy Crockett
the man and the legend (You decide where to put the animals on your screen as you read.)

The Golden Pitcher. Open the book. Click to read.


The Golden Pitcher
from Mongolia. A tale of age and wisdom. Bonus slide show!

Orpheus , a Greek Myth. Open the book. Click to read!

Orpheus a Greek Myth. Orpheus and Eurydice journey to the underworld of Hades and his three headed dog Cerberus, features artwork by students. Read the Chorus parts aloud with a group.

Vasalisa and Baba Yaga. Open the book. Click to read.

Vasalisa and Baba Yaga The Russian Cinderella faces the nasty ole ogre Baba Yaga. Features photos from the stage production. Bonus slide show!

Simple Ivan - a story from Russian. Open the Book. Click to Read!

Simple Ivan a simpleton story from Russia - with suggestions for acting it out.

Old Stormalong - a great American Hero. Open the book. Click to read.

Old Stormalong a great American hero from the sea

Read along with a friend - click for current shows

Follow the Buzz - A story from Japan, also known as "The Bee and the Dream" told in the narrative style of "Unfortunate Events".

Toyama no Kin-san - A "Robin Hood" story we learned during our trip to Japan.

Are you in the mood for a ghost story? Try Gettysburg Ghosts and see if you can find the ghosts hiding on the page.

Read along with the Act!vated Actors

Read along as you listen to the story.

Folktale Lesson Plans for teachers and students

Reader's Theatre Scripts

Stories for long car rides

Slide Show Stories

The following stories are in slide show format. Click the link to watch the story. They are set to loop so just hit the back button when it gets to the end.

Act!vated Story Park

Enter a mystical Aztec temple to discover yourself in whisked away to scenes from your favorite stories. You'll even get to see one of Anasi's tricks first hand when he sends you over a 30-foot drop backwards into the Act!vated Story Park lagoon. Take on the role of a falcon carrying the shoe of Rhodopis (the Egyptian Cinderella) as you soar high above Egypt.

Come play at the Activated Story Park. Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 enthusiasts can explore rides and attractions based on folktales from around the world.

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