Spring WordPlay Schedule

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“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be ‘beaten’. “

— G.K. Chesterton


This Spring we will learn all about fairy tales and fables; from the Three Little Pigs to the Princess and the Pea.

—-Each session your child will be introduced to a new fairy tale or fable, discuss the elements of the story with the larger group, and then be allowed to play and create art related to the story read that day.

—-By the end of our 8 week session, your child will have their own fairy tale or fable fabric book based on a story they created. This final project will truly be a treasure for them to remember for decades.

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 April 27. 2019— Introduction to Fairy Tales and Fables

Story: The Three Little Pigs

Project: Play with characters and develop a dialogue

May 4, 2019—Elements of a Story

Story: Cinderella

Project: Put character actions in sequence

May 11, 2019—-Open Play

Story: The Princess and the Pea

Project: Dialogue of characters

May 18, 2019—-Our First Sentences

Story: Little Red Riding Hood

Project: Adding words to our characters

May 25, 2019—-Putting it all Together

Story: Hansel and Gretel

Project: Putting your felt creations together

June 1, 2019—Putting it all Together (Part II)

Story: Rumpelstiltskin

Project: Finishing Story Books

June 8, 2019—Story book Presentations

Story: Rapunzel

Project: Children Present their Fairy Tale or Fable to the Group