Adventure with Twelve Little Tales!
A new story each month along with story-starter cards to continue telling more stories to and with the children,
or for school age children to use as creative writing prompts.
1. Read the Tale
2. Choose a story-starter card and continue!
3. Open your digital account for creative writing pages, stationery pages, crossword puzzles, coloring pages and more.
Visit the subscription page to automatically receive the each month's treasures or visit the shop to get just one.
All the magic!
•The Tale as a wall hanging
•12 story-starter cards
•postcards and stickers
•8x8 fabric square
A Lantern Walk image
Bringing all our little lights into the darkness - together.
8x10 on medium weight card paper.
Matching games are fun for any age! These winter themed watercolor images will delight as you exercise your memory and spend time together.
Print two of each page on heavy paper. After you cut them you may wish to round the corners (it makes them less likely to bend and it looks nice too :)
You don't need to use them all each time depending on the ages of the children as there are a lot of them!
You can also use them to write tiny notes and put in a gift, or as a note to your children from the fairies :)
Create your own wreath, garland, ornaments, candle ring, gift toppers, crown or other magic with these illustrations made just for wintertime.
Print on whichever paper you'd like, cut out and have fun!
Valentines to print yourself - three designs - one page/six cards/two of each.
Original watercolor art
Fairies and gnomes and lots of love!
Print for classmates, friends or to add to gifts.
Eight designs - two pages with six cards each (four repeats).
Print them and give them to friends, make a banner, add them to gifts or use them as bookmarks.
Original watercolor art
Foxes, toadstools and fairies in six beautiful colors. Print on any paper, cut out and give. Also for gift tags, decoration or whatever you'd like.
Watercolor paintings made by me with lots of love.
(for your own personal use of course :)
Six Valentines to print and give. Little people, a fairy, a fox, a toadstool tea party and a piglet in all the colors of the rainbow.
A new set of whimsical valentines for you to print and give or send.
For personal use only xo - Marna
Hi! I'm Marna -a mother of two, a former Waldorf Early Childhood and Handwork teacher, spinner of tales, maker of art, and worker of fiber.
Thank you for visiting the land of Twelve Little Tales!
When I first started thinking about storytelling when my daughter was little I had wonderful intentions but couldn't think of a thing to say! I didn't have a lot of confidence and didn’t trust my ideas.
Now I know that anything that I made up would have delighted her to no end.
This is why I created Twelve Little Tales - to offer inspiration and a place to start from for storytelling with the littles or as creative writing prompts for older children.
Our children are so eager to imagine!
"Twelve Little Tales is a refreshing and magical invitation into the world of story for young children. I used the tales as creative writing prompts for my 2nd and 3rd graders. They loved diving into a magical land through Marna’s lovely storytelling and then being given the invitation to take over as storyteller as they chose their favorite of various story starters on beautifully illustrated story-starters. They produced more rich and imaginative writing than with the average journal prompt or story starter."
Third Grade Teacher
Mountain Sage Community School
Thank you so much again for sharing your creativity with us. I have found so much inspiration through your stories each month.. even my husband has! We tell a story each night to our 6 year old and it has helped our bedtime routine become connecting and effortless.. our daughter asks us every night for a story and we are becoming pretty clever, thanks in large part to your stories ❤ I am forever grateful - K
"Thank you so much for creating Twelve Little Tales! Our family LOVES them. I've never been a great storyteller, however, these prompts and story starters help me spin an enchanting tale that my kids love! I'm so grateful, thank you!" - J
“Your tales are a rare combination of delightful characters, endearing story lines and beautiful artwork. The children that I work with are always excited when I pull one of your stories out. Thank you for creating such a lovely opportunity for connection between adult and child through storytelling! " Melinda K. - Preschool teacher
“I just printed my first story and if you are like me and always liked Twelve Tales but never ordered, don't hesitate any longer. I knew it would be beautiful but now I know I am going to be subscribing for a long time. They are just amazing.” - I
"The Twelve Little Tales brings so much warmth into our home. We read the stories and enjoy displaying all the amazing cards that come with it. My son already recognizes the package when we get it in the mail and he gets so excited! What I love the most about it is that we get to enjoy these stories in our native language (Spanish).” -C