To celebrate, we’ve come up with fun fairy tale activities to do with your kids. (or without them –you know what I mean.)
Read Fairy Tales
Jean Warren on Preschool Express shares her favorites by age:
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Bears
The Three Little Kittens
The Gingerbread Man
The Little Red Hen
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Tortoise and the Hare
Little Red Riding Hood
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Princess and the Pea
Here’s a great list of books from Silly Eagle Books:
Play with Fairy Tale Figures
Use your fairy tale figures to play. Create your own scenes with whatever you have at home. My kids used moon sand and marbles in a plastic tub for their fairy figures.
Act Out Fairy Tales
Dress up and act out the fairy tale stories.
Perform a puppet show acting out a fairy tale.
Make shadow puppets of fairy tales.
Use your fairy tale figures to act out a fairy tale.
Fairy Tale Links
Storynory – authors and their fairy tales