Friday, October 28, 2011

Fairy Tale/Storybook Characters Unit

Here are some of the things we did this week for our Fairy Tale/Storybook Character Unit:

We talked about what a fairy tale is and what fairy tales sometimes have in them.

We talked about the Story Elements in each of the Fairy Tales we read this week.

Little Red Riding Hood

Here is the chart I used to fill in the Story Elements as we talked about them as a class.  While filling this chart out, we made our characters and set up our classroom (setting) so we could act out the story.

Little Red Riding Hood Activity:
They made a picture of Little Red Riding Hood and then filled in the boxes describing her.

Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears

We filled this in after reading the story.

I had the students make this story character map for Goldilocks.


We filled this in together as a class.  I laminated these Story Element Anchor Charts so I could write on them with an Expo Marker and easily wipe them off!

Writing Activity:  If I had a Fairy Godmother...

The Three Little Pigs

I read two versions of The Three Little Pigs and we compared the two stories.

I had the students fill out these WANTED posters for the Big Bad Wolf.

Jack and the Beanstalk
We did a measurement activity.

The Frog Prince

Graphing Activity:
Would you kiss a frog?

Fairy Tale Elements Chart:
After reading each fairy tale we went through and marked what fairy tale elements the book had.

Storybook Character Dress-up Day:

To end our unit we had the students dress up as their favorite storybook character.  They came to school dressed in their costume with their book and we guessed who they were.
  Even all the first grade teachers dressed up!  Here is just a peek at some of the storybook characters the first grade teachers have dressed us as during the years.

The Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Alice in Wonderland
All Laura Numeroff book characters!
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  1. All of this looks AMAZING! I pinned it to my pinterest!
    Ashleigh's Education Journey

  2. Wow.....I'm am constantly teased at work for being organized....but I am no where near as organized as you. Your classroom is amazing. I love your blog!

    theverybusykindergarten :)

  3. I just pinned your Cinderella tin foil shoes. Too cute!! {and I know my shoes!!} ;) I'm a new follower. Come on over and check me out...excited to share with you!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

  4. Love all of these activities!

  5. Thanks so much for your wonderful fairy tale ideas and activities! :) you have helped me out tremendously! I love the posters and will enjoy keeping the visuals up for the kids! Thanks a million!

  6. Hi - I teach fifth. Do you jsut have the Wanted Poster separate?

  7. It's fantastic! Such a nice way of working on fairytales, wonderful ideas and posters. Thank you!!!

  8. I am a substitute teacher, and I am trying to put an enrichment unit for first grade using fairy tales. I looked up information and came across your work. It's great!