Age and Grade Requirements
- Age: 5-6 years old
- Grade: Kindergarten
By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:
- Explore classic fairy tales and their characters.
- Understand the themes, morals, and lessons in fairy tales.
- Develop creativity through art, storytelling, and role-playing activities.
- Enhance language and literacy skills by engaging with fairy tale texts.
- Gain exposure to basic concepts of literature, culture, and imagination.
Schedule (5 Days)
Day 1: Introduction to Fairy Tales
- Introduction to the concept of fairy tales and their importance
- Identify and discuss common elements of fairy tales (e.g., magical creatures, happy endings)
- Arts and crafts: Create “Once Upon a Time” storybook covers
Day 2: Hansel and Gretel’s Adventure
- Focus on “Hansel and Gretel”: Read and discuss the fairy tale
- Explore the themes of bravery and resourcefulness
- Role-playing activity: Act out scenes from Hansel and Gretel
Day 3: The Three Little Pigs and Building
- Focus on “The Three Little Pigs”: Read and discuss the fairy tale
- Learn about the importance of planning and building
- Arts and crafts: Create “Piggy Construction” using craft materials
Day 4: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Focus on “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”: Read and discuss the fairy tale
- Explore concepts of size and fairness
- Reading a related storybook
Day 5: Fairy Tale Showcase and Culmination
- Allow students to showcase their creativity by retelling one of the fairy tales in their own words
- Culmination activity: Create a class “Fairy Tale Storybook” with illustrations and summaries of each tale
Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)
- “Hansel and Gretel” by Brothers Grimm Amazon Link
- “The Three Little Pigs” by James Marshall Amazon Link
- “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by James Marshall Amazon Link
Recommended Video Links
- StoryBots: “Hansel and Gretel” YouTube Link
- Super Simple Songs: “The Three Little Pigs” YouTube Link
- BabyTV: “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts Activity
Create “Piggy Construction”: Provide craft materials for students to create houses for the three little pigs.
“Acting Out Fairy Tales”: Allow students to act out scenes from the fairy tales using props and simple costumes.
Create a class “Fairy Tale Storybook” with illustrated pages for each of the explored fairy tales, allowing students to contribute their own artwork and summaries.
Discuss the themes of bravery, resourcefulness, and fairness as found in biblical stories, such as the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) and the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), exploring the lessons and values that can be drawn from these narratives.