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Fairy Tales

The Emperor's New Clothes

Crafts

  • Fabric painting
  • Design an outfit for a king
  • Tye-dye
  • Fabric collage
  • King puppets

Science

  • Invisible ink

Block Area

  • Add castle blocks and horses, people

Dramatic Play

  • Add royal clothes (crowns, dresses, rich looking jackets, etc.)

Circle Time

Songs:
  • My Eyes are Dim
  • These are Grandmother's Spectacles
  • Clothing Song
Stories:
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
Games:
  • Dressing Game (how many items of clothing can you get on before timer goes)
  • Play Charades

Water & Sand Play

  • Add bubbles and washcloths to the water table

Outdoor Play

  • Fun with fabric (sheets, large pieces of fabric, make tents, parachute play, games)
  • Sack races

Field Trips / Special Days

  • Put on a play of the story
  • Make puppets and put on a puppet show
  • Visit a clothing factory

The Frog Prince

Crafts

  • Make frog puppets
  • Finger paint with green
  • Make golden balls (paper maché balls, paint yellow, add gold sparkles)
  • Make crowns

Science

  • Life cycle of a frog

Block Area

  • Add frog puppets

Dramatic Play

  • Add royal clothes and frog costumes

Circle Time

Songs:
  • 5 Green and Speckled Frogs
  • There Once was A Little Green Frog (Barney)
  • I'm A Little Frog
  • It's Not Easy Being Green (Kermit)
Stories:
  • The Frog Prince
Games:
  • Flipping Frogs (flip plastic frogs into a bucket)
  • Froggies (use nets to catch frogs that hop from game board)

Water & Sand Play

  • Add plastic frogs

Outdoor Play

  • Frog hop races
  • Toss the Golden Ball (see how far or into buckets)
  • Ball games

Field Trips / Special Days

  • Have a water day
  • Watch the Muppets Frog Prince movie

Sleeping Beauty

Crafts

  • Decorate pillow cases
  • Make pillows
  • Crowns
  • Magic wands
  • Hobbie horses (use sock for head, stuff with newspaper, add felt features and wool mane, attach with an elastic to a large tube such as wrapping paper)

Block Area

  • Add pillows, cushions

Dramatic Play

  • Add costumes for story

Circle Time

Songs:
  • There Was A Princess Long Ago
  • Are you sleeping?
Stories:
  • Sleeping Beauty
Games:
  • Who's Under the Blanket
  • Wake the Prince(ss) (child lays on pillow and she is awoken if someone can make her/him laugh)

Outdoor Play

  • Hobbie horses

Field Trips / Special Days

  • Have a pyjama party
  • Watch the Disney movie "Sleeping Beauty"

Rumpelstiltskin

Crafts

  • Name tags
  • Gold painting
  • Glue with gold sparkles
  • Glue with alphabet pasta

Science

  • Metals (gold, silver, copper, etc)

Block Area

  • Alphabet blocks

Dramatic Play

  • Add costumes

Circle Time

Songs:
  • Name Song
  • Tikka Takka
  • A-B-C
  • A - You're Adorable
Stories:
  • Rumplestiltskin
Games:
  • Guess Who
  • Detective Games

Water & Sand Play

  • Add sponge letters to the water table

Outdoor Play

  • Hide n' Seek
  • Name Tag

Field Trips / Special Days

  • Have a masquerade day and guess who everyone is

The Princess and the Pea

Crafts

  • Lentil collage
  • Make pillows
  • Decorate pillow cases
  • Crowns
  • Crochet squares
  • Fabric paint on swatches and attach everyone's together to make a quilt

Science

  • Grow pea plants
  • Experiment with pea plants (provide one with light/water , have a second plant deprived of light/water and see what happens)

Block Area

  • Encourage them to build beds high enough for the princess

Dramatic Play

  • Add costumes, blankets, pillows

Circle Time

Songs:
  • Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow
  • The pea seed (adapt the carrot seed song)
Stories:
  • The Princess and the Pea
Games:
  • Who's under the Blanket

Water & Sand Play

  • Add gardening tools to the sand table

Outdoor Play

  • Peas in a pod bean toss (green beanbags, cardboard pea pod with 3 holes cut in it to toss the bean bags through

Field Trips / Special Days

  • Visit a garden center, community garden, or nursery
  • Have a pyjama party

Songs

There Was A Princess

There was a princess long ago, long ago, long ago
There was a princess long ago
Long, long, ago.

She lived up in a big high tower, big high tower, big high tower
She lived up in a big high tower
Long, long, ago.

One day a fairy waved her wand... etc

The princess slept for a hundred years... etc

A handsome prince came galloping by... etc

He gave the princess a magic kiss... etc

Everyone is happy now... etc

Printables

Ariel (Little Mermaid) from Disney Kiss The Girl (Little Mermaid) from Disney Rapunzel Jack in the Beanstalk Hansel and Gretal - candy house
Beauty and the Beast - enchanted rose The Princess and the Pea Thumbelina Cinderella Maze

Castle Count Clothespin Game
Fairy Tale Matching Game

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