You can have so much learning fun with fairy tales! Here’s a list of fairy tale picture books from Read Write Think!
Read a fairy tale — or a dozen. While you read, talk about the story. Then, extend the story with one of these ideas.
1. Puppet or Characters Show
Act out the story with puppets or collectables.
2. Draw the Story
Draw a scene from the fairy tale. Or draw the beginning, middle, and end.
3. Sticky Mosaic
4. Write Your Own Fairy Tale
Think of characters, a magical element, a problem to solve, and get creative!
5. What Makes a Fairy Tale?
Print out this chart from The Inspired Apple. Do you agree?
6. Make Magic Wands
7. Cook a Fairy Tale Feast
8. Fairy Tales from Around the World
9. Fracture Fairy Tales
Mix-up the fairy tales and invent your own new story.
10. Real or Pretend
Invent a game – “real or pretend” – to practice what’s true and what’s fiction when you read stories.
*Grimm fairy tales are often thought of as the grandfathers of the fairy tale but they can be too scary for kids – and don’t always have a happy ending. Consider reading them with older children only.
And they all lived happily ever after . . .