Unit Study: Kindergarten Fairy Tale Adventures

Age and Grade Requirements

  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Grade: Kindergarten

Goals

By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:

  1. Explore classic fairy tales and their characters.
  2. Understand the themes, morals, and lessons in fairy tales.
  3. Develop creativity through art, storytelling, and role-playing activities.
  4. Enhance language and literacy skills by engaging with fairy tale texts.
  5. 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
  • Explore common elements of fairy tales (e.g., magical creatures, happy endings)
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Once Upon a Time” storybook covers

Day 2: Cinderella’s Story

  • Focus on “Cinderella”: Read and discuss the fairy tale
  • Explore the themes of kindness and transformation
  • Role-playing activity: Act out scenes from Cinderella

Day 3: Snow White’s Story

  • Focus on “Snow White”: Read and discuss the fairy tale
  • Learn about friendship and overcoming challenges
  • Arts and crafts: Create a “Magic Mirror” craft

Day 4: Little Red Riding Hood’s Story

  • Focus on “Little Red Riding Hood”: Read and discuss the fairy tale
  • Explore the concept of caution and making wise choices
  • 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)

  1. “Cinderella” by Charles Perrault Amazon Link
  2. “Snow White” by Brothers Grimm Amazon Link
  3. “Little Red Riding Hood” by Brothers Grimm Amazon Link

Recommended Video Links

  1. Disney Princess: “Cinderella” YouTube Link
  2. Snow White Stories: “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” YouTube Link
  3. Super Simple Songs: “Little Red Riding Hood” YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts Activity

Create “Magic Mirror Craft”: Provide materials for students to decorate and personalize their own magic mirrors.

Role-Playing Activity

“Acting Out Fairy Tales”: Allow students to act out scenes from the fairy tales using props and simple costumes.

Culmination Activity

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.

Bible Connection

Explore the themes of kindness, friendship, and making wise choices in the context of biblical stories, such as the story of David and Jonathan’s friendship (1 Samuel 18-20) and the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Discuss how these themes align with those found in fairy tales.

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