Fabulous Fairy Tale Activities for Kids (Podcast and Videos Included)

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Fairy Tales – they enrapture kids, boost their imagination and transport them to another world! The story setting, narrative text structure and diverse range of characters make fairy tales the perfect teaching tool to help explore narratives with little learners. In this blog, we will outline our collection of creative and fun Fairy Tale activities and resources, student videos and kids podcast episodes!


Fairy Tale Activities and Teaching Resources for Kids

Fairy Tale Podcasts

Using podcasts in the classroom is not only fun for your students, but also super engaging. They provide a fantastic opportunity to build on your students’ listening and reflective thinking skills. In addition, you can incorporate podcasts as a station during literacy groups and have students continue their learning at other stations.

Check out our Fairy Tale podcast episodes available on our very own kids podcast – Love Learning.


Fairy Tale Videos for Kids

If you are after something a little more visual for your students, we have these stories available in a collection of beautifully designed videos for kids!

Check out the gorgeous imagery shown in these videos…

 


Fairy Tale English Resources

Explore adjectives with these super adorable character concertina templates. We have a Character Adjective Concertina – Blank template for the creation of other characters or our Character Adjective Concertina – Gingerbread Man template.

To use this resource, have your students watch one of the Fairy Tale videos and then:

  • discuss how adjectives are used to give information about characters in the story
  • identify adjectives within the text
  • brainstorm adjectives that describe your chosen character
  • complete the steps to create a character concertina
  • make a vibrant classroom display.

Fairy Tale Character activities for kids

We also have some other grammar worksheets that are themed around the Gingerbread Man:

Fairy Tale Grammar activities for kids

We have a gorgeous collection of Fairy Tale story sequencing activity cards that are the perfect way to help students with their sequencing and comprehension of the stories!

Differentiate easily by only using the images or only using the text sequencing task cards for your students.

Jack and the Beanstalk Sequencing Activity Cards

Image of Little Red Riding Hood Sequencing Activity Cards

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Little Red Riding Hood Sequencing Activity Cards

Use these fairy tale activity cards to help your students understand sequencing.

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Image of Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sequencing Activity Cards

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sequencing Activity Cards

Use these fairytale activity cards to help your students understand sequencing.

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Image of Three Little Pigs Sequencing Activity Cards

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Three Little Pigs Sequencing Activity Cards

Use these fairy tale activity cards to help your students understand sequencing.

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Image of Gingerbread Man Sequencing Activity Cards

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Gingerbread Man Sequencing Activity Cards

Use these fairy tale activity cards to help your students understand sequencing.

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Use our Fairy Tale Setting posters and Fairy Tale Character posters to create some backdrops and little puppets for students to re-create one of the Fairy Tales, or even create their own! A fantastic speaking task for your students.

I printed the Fairy Tale Character posters four to a page to get the perfect size puppets.

Fairy Tale character puppets


Fairy Tale Maths Activities for Kids

Why not get your students to explore measurement with different lengths of plaited wool that could relate to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

We also have a hands-on patterning activity where students explore patterns using pictures of Father Bear, Mother Bear and Baby Bear.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears activities for kids

The cheeky characters from Alice in Wonderland have popped up in some of our other maths resources too.

Including this Queen of Hearts Symmetry Drawing Worksheet and the Caterpillar Place Value Worksheet.


Printable Fairy Tale Classroom Theme

Really immersing your students into the theme of Fairy Tales is made easy with our Fairy Tales and Castles Classroom Theme Pack which includes a collection of printable classroom display resources!

Fairy Tale theme for the classroom

Image of Fairy Tales and Castles - Cut Out Decorations

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Fairy Tales and Castles - Cut Out Decorations

A set of fairy tale and castle themed cut out decorations.

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Image of Fairy Tales and Castles - Numbers 1 to 100 Chart

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Fairy Tales and Castles - Numbers 1 to 100 Chart

A fairy tales and castles themed hundreds board.

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Image of Fairy Tales and Castles - Letters and Number Bunting

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Fairy Tales and Castles - Letters and Number Bunting

Fairy tales and castles themed letters and numbers bunting.

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Image of Fairy Tales and Castles - Welcome Sign and Name Tags

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Fairy Tales and Castles - Welcome Sign and Name Tags

A fairy tale castle themed welcome sign and accompanying name tags to display on the front door of your classroom.

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Image of Fairy Tales and Castles - Weekly Timetable

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Fairy Tales and Castles - Weekly Timetable

A fairy tales and castles themed weekly timetable template.

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Image of Fairy Tales and Castles - Border Trimmers

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Fairy Tales and Castles - Border Trimmers

Fairy tale themed cork board borders.

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Fairy Tale STEM Activities

Your students will love having a STEM afternoon themed around a Fairy Tale. Our Build A Raft STEM Investigation is the perfect mix of two different science topics in which they plan, build, test and reflect on their design. The goal is to help the Gingerbread man cross the river, without asking the dangerous fox for help! Challenge your students to build a raft that will take him across the river safely, without getting wet. Will it float? Is it waterproof?

The perfect STEM challenge for your little learners…

 

Here’s another STEM challenge featuring Cinderella!

Students need to create a pair of improved shoes for Cinderalla using a variety of different materials and resources.

Fairy Tale STEM challenges

And, there you have it – a collection of cross-curricular activities that you can use in your classroom.

Head to our Fairy Tale collection for more printable resources.

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