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Sweet Porridge (Magic Porridge Pot)
Free Printable "Magic Porridge Pot" Fairy Tale with Worksheets - eBooks - Fairy Tales for Children
 
 
Here are two free printable versions of this classic fairy tale, penned by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, known as "Sweet Porridge" or "The Magic Porridge Pot." There are two supplemental worksheets for this famous story. These lesson plans are designed for grades K-3. More of our fairy tale lesson plans can be found here.
 
 
Sweet Porridge Fairy Tale
The Magic Porridge Pot by the Brothers Grimm
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Sweet Porridge, or the Magic Porridge Pot by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
 
There was a poor but pious little girl who lived alone with her mother. They no longer had anything to eat. So the child went into the forest, and there an old woman met her. She knew of the girl's sorrow, and presented her with a little pot, which when she said, "Little pot, cook," would cook good, sweet millet porridge, and when she said, "Little pot, stop," it stopped cooking.

The girl took the pot home to her mother, and now they were freed from their poverty and hunger, and ate sweet porridge as often as they chose.

One time when the girl had gone out, her mother said, "Little pot, cook." And it did cook, and she ate until she was full, and then she wanted the pot to stop cooking, but did not know the word.

So it went on cooking and the porridge rose over the edge, and still it cooked on until the kitchen and whole house were full, and then the next house, and then the whole street, just as if it wanted to satisfy the hunger of the whole world. It was terrible, and no one knew how to stop it.

At last when only one single house remained, the child came home and just said, "Little pot, stop," and it stopped cooking, and anyone who wished to return to the town had to eat his way back.
 
 
 
 
Morals of the story: Know how to finish something before you start it; you can have too much of a good thing. 
 
Magic Porridge Pot Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Sweet Porridge Fairy Tale Questions Worksheet
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Click here to print this worksheet with questions based on the fairy tale. 
 
 
For more of our free printable fairy tales with worksheets, click here. Feeling inspired? Here's a recipe for cooking crock pot porridge courtesy of Philadelphia Magazine. Here's a similar oatmeal porridge recipe from food.com.