DLTK's Fairy Tales Activities
The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen was a storyteller and poet who lived in Denmark from April 2, 1805 - August 5, 1875.  His most famous works include such fairy tales as The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and Thumbellina. A small bronze statue of the Little Mermaid was created by Edvard Erikson and still sits in the water in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Little Mermaid has been adapted and retold a number of times, including the 1989 animated film by Disney.  The story on the website follows the original Hans Christian Andersen version.

When the Disney version of the story came out I was SO disappointed.  The original version was a childhood favourite of mine -- I loved the message -- and it was lost.  Hans Christian Andersen's tale gave a message that should be taught to every little girl: 

Sometimes you don't get the handsome prince.  Sometimes another girl gets him -- she isn't evil -- she's a lonely princess looking for love just like you.  And when you aren't the one the prince chooses, you can STILL live happily ever after!

The Little Mermaid

Listen, Print, Read or Watch  the Little Mermaid

little mermaid coloring pages

Little Mermaid Coloring Pages

Mermaid on-line jigsaw puzzle

Mermaid On-Line Jigsaw Puzzles

Crafts to go with the story:
fairy crafts

Fairy Coffee Filter Craft


Fairy Toilet Paper Roll Craft


Fantasy Crafts 

mermaid felt board characters

Little Mermaid Felt Board Characters

mermaid craft

Little Mermaid Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Age 3+

ocean animals

Ocean Animal Crafts


Prince (Knight) Paper Craft

Prince (Knight) Toilet Paper Roll Craft

princess crafts

Princess Paper Bag Puppet

Princess Paper Craft

sea witch

Sea Witch Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Age 3+

Worksheets to go with the story:
Anagram Puzzles

Anagram Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles

Little Mermaid Draw and Write Worksheets

Draw and Write Worksheets

Little Mermaid Informational Writing Worksheets

Informational Writing Worksheets

Little Mermaid Sudoku Puzzles

Sudoku Puzzles

Little Mermaid Tracer Pages

Tracer Pages

Little Mermaid Word Ladder Puzzles

Word Ladder Puzzles

Little Mermaid Word Mine Puzzles

Word Mine Puzzles

Little Mermaid Word Search Puzzles

Word Search Puzzles

Little Mermaid Word Wall Activities

Word Wall Activities

Little Mermaid Word Prompt

Writing Prompt

Little Mermaid Videos on Pauseitivity.com:
Little Mermaid ASMR Story Video

Little Mermaid ASMR Story