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A Dog In The Manger – Aesop’s Fables For Kids

A Dog In The Manger is a popular Aesop’s Fable story to add to your listening center. Included in this resource is a video, a reading passage, and many other activities!


Add the famous Aesop’s Fables story, A Dog In The Manger to your listening center with these great activities. This is an entertaining story about a greedy dog who will not share. This comes with a video of the Aesop’s Fables story, as well as activities for Google Slides and Seesaw.

Listening Center Activities For A Dog In The Manger

A Dog In The Manger - Aesop's Fables For Kids
  • A video link with a QR code to paste on a folder for your students to take to their seats. Or, post it at your listening center. Students will scan the code to watch the movie.
  • A reading passage to read along with the movie. Simply print for your students to follow along with the story.
    Comprehension questions based on the moral of the story.
  • A writing prompt for writing practice.
  • A mini-book for your students to fold and read to a friend or take home to share with their families.
  • Activities for sequencing that can be laminated and reused or printed for a fun cut and paste activity.

Digital Resources For The Dog In The Manger

A Dog In The Manger - Aesop's Fables For Kids

The digital resources are on both Google Slides and Seesaw.

  • A video of the fable playing directly on Seesaw or Google. 
  • Audio along with a reading passage for more support. 
  • A writing prompt about the moral of the story. 
  • An interactive sequencing activity for the Aesop’s fable story. 
  • Comprehension questions to check for understanding.
Seesaw Digital Resources

Using Digital And Traditional Resources

Because I believe in utilizing BOTH paper and pencil tasks along with activities on devices, you will receive both printable activities and digital resources when you purchase this product. So whether you are using digital resources, or would like strictly printable worksheets, this resource meets your needs.

A Dog In The Manger - Aesop's Fables For Kids

Blending At Your Listening Center

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Here is a video showing suggested uses for this product for your listening center. I will walk you through all the resources included in The Ant And The Grasshopper so you can utilize them in your classroom.

You’ll see the activities included, and you’ll see how to prepare this for your listening station with little or no prep involved. All you need is a manilla folder to make a grab-and-go listening center.

Why Should You Use An Aesop’s Fable Story?

The famous Aesop’s fables are full of fun lessons for your students to learn. Although the stories are very old, your students still identify with the characters. They’ll learn with the crafty or foolish animals, and leave your listening center having learned the moral of the stories.


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