Fairy Tales week is always a fun one, though I suggest that if you have the time you stretch the unit into two weeks instead of the one that I did. I knew I was going out of town and decided that week two would be our spring break, which is good since my trip to visit my mom was jam packed with activities. However, that meant we were unable to do all of the fun stuff I found and weren’t able to get to Hansel and Gretel. I do think this is one of the best units to do with kids, especially those that love to use imagination and play or those that are huge Disney fans. I don’t think you can ever regret taking time on units that are super fun like this, especially if you goal is to make learning fun (like mine is).
The big hit of the week was definitely Peter Pan. Not only did the girls love reading the chapter book, but I had bought a pirate box from Kiwi Crate on super sale that gave us loads to do on that day without me having to plan as much myself. There are also lots of Tinkerbell movies that go along with Peter Pan’s story on Amazon, so right now my girls are big into fairies and playing in their fairy garden, so the timing of this unit was perfect.
Another big hit was the Storytime Toys fairy tale playsets the girls have gotten as gifts over the last few years. They each contain the story and all of the houses and characters for each one, so we spent day after day playing with those. I’m also a huge fan of the STEM game my mom gave Aria where kids have to find the path to grandmother’s house and avoid the wolf. Basically, it ends up being early coding practice. I ended up reusing a lot of the activities from previous years because they were still relevant (and why not reuse toys or worksheets you laminate). But there are a number of new goodies in each pdf download that you can check out!
When it came to math and writing, I really hit the jackpot in pirate activities. There are loads of addition and counting games, along with color by sight words or color by numbers. Super fun way to take a break from Math U See and Sing, Spell, Read, and Write for a few days. Between packing, friends visiting, and doctor’s visits, we weren’t able to do all of the fun stuff we wanted, but every minute of the week was a blast so it didn’t feel like work even when we were working hard. Hope you and your family have as much fun with this unit as we did!
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CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE FAIRY TALE THREE LITTLE PIGS PDF
CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE HANSEL AND GRETEL PDF
CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE FAIRY TALE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD PDF
CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE FAIRY TALE GOLDILOCKS PDF
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