Using rhymes in fairy tales gives a story a special rhythm. Create fairy tale characters and make up rhymes your characters might say to make a wish or use to find their way.
Jack and the Beanstalk famous Fe Fi Fo Fum Rhyme
What You Need: drawing paper, pencils, pens, fairly tales
Play! Draw and create your own fairy tale characters. Choose your favorite character. Decide how this character might fit into a fairy tale you already know, or make up your own story.
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Magical wands add sparkle to play and writing.
Make a magic wand for lots of swishing magical pretend. Use a stick with any type of star attached to the end for a traditional fairy tale wand. Don’t forget to glue lots of glitter to make a sparkle.
Now that you have a wand, what kind of magic do you want to make? Play and pretend then write your magic wand stories to share. Continue reading
Playing dress-up is a great way to play the part and create colorful fairy tale characters to use in all kinds of magical stories.
What You Need: A play box full of fairy-tale inspired clothes and accessories.
Here are some ideas…
- Fabric pieces and scarfs to use for capes, wings, shawls, sashes…
- Cardboard cones, coins, wings, crowns, magic wands…
- Hats- all sorts
- Easy pull-on clothes
- Old Halloween costumes
- Dance costumes
- Stuffed toy frog
Two fairy tale characters prepared for adventure and magic.
Play! Try on different combination of outfits. Use safety pins and Velcro to help in the designs. All the time think about the character you are creating. How does this character fit into a fairy tale story? What does the character want in the story? What kind of magic will help? What other fairy tale characters do you meet? Make accessories as inspired by the character.
Act out stories until you have lots of ideas to write your own fairy tale.
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