The House with Chicken Legs Resources and Activities:
CILIP Carnegie Shadowing Resources including talking points and teaching ideas
Teaching Ideas by Ashley Booth, published by Teach Primary
You can read the prologue of The House with Chicken Legs at the Usborne website.
Could you live in a House with Chicken Legs? Quiz on the BookTrust website.
Shchi for Marinka: a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The House with Chicken Legs
Year 6 Unit of Work by Teacher Jenny Flavell
The Girl who Speaks Bear Resources:
Character images to print for displays: Girl, Weasel, Owl, Elk & Wolf
A piece on the folklore that inspired The Girl Who Speaks Bear, written for the FCBG
Pryaniki for Yanka (Russian spiced cookies): a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The Girl who Speaks Bear
Creative Writing Resources and Activities:
Why I Love Fairy Tales and My Top Tips for Writing Your Own: a piece I wrote for Just Imagine Story Centre.
Reimagining Fairy Tale Villains: a writing starter I devised for Just Imagine Story Centre.
Other Resources and Links:
The Importance of Fairy Tales, and Five Top Tips for Sharing Them: a piece I wrote for National Share a Story Month / Federation of Children’s Book Groups
7 enchanting children’s books based on fairy tales: a piece I wrote for BookTrust
A blog post by James Mayhew, inspired by The House with Chicken Legs, bursting with references to wonderful Russian art, music and stories.
I have a few pinterest boards, mostly of fairy tale artwork.
The 1964 Russian film Morozco (found on YouTube) has a comical scene 44 minutes into the movie where the hero Ivan meets Baba Yaga and her house. 53 minutes in Baba Yaga gives Ivan a coat and magic sleigh, and at 1.10 Baba flies in her mortar and pestle.
Baba Yaga Has Tea with Kostchai the Deathless: a poem by Jane Yolen.
Domovoi and Kikimora: A wordless 5 minute animation made by University students, inspired by Slavic house spirits.