This folk tale is reportedly from Greece, but you can find variations across Europe. It is a tale that also goes by the name 'Strawberries in the snow', but we know the story as 'The Twelve Months'.
In this tale about kindness and gratitude, two sisters visit twelve elderly ladies who are settled around a campfire in a cave. When asked what they think of the twelve months, they both give different answers and return home with different gifts.
After listening to the story, consider the following questions/activities:
What do you think of the twelve months?
Do you have a favourite month? Why?
Plan to go to the same forest at different times of the year and notice how it changes. Seek out a favourite tree and watch the remarkable changes through the months.