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Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6

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3 through 4 Years Old


Large Group

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books about different fairy tales
construction paper
glue stick
container with lid


1. Prior to presenting the center, cut out (or make copies of ) five to ten pictures
from each of the fairy tale books. Each picture should depict a fairy tale that
is recognizable to the child. Make sure that some pictures show the main
characters. Glue the pictures onto construction paper and laminate.
2. The week before doing this activity, read each of the books to the children so
they are familiar with the stories.
3. Put all of the pictures in a box, making sure they are mixed up. Encourage the
children to sort the pictures according to the story they come from.
4. After the pictures are sorted, let the children pick their favorite story to
sequence by order of events.
5. Encourage each child to retell story using the sequenced pictures as props.
6. Ask the children to draw a picture of the story they sequenced.
Related poem Say the following poem in the speaking pattern of Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Cinderella, Cinderella, who do you see?
A fairy godmother to help me.
Snow White, Snow White, who do you see?
Seven little dwarfs friendly as can be.
Peter Pan, Peter Pan, who do you see?
Captain Hook after me.
Sleeping Beauty, Sleeping Beauty, who do you see?
A mean old fairy scary as can be.
Three pigs, three pigs, who do you see?
A big, old wolf huffing at me.

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