We began our Fairy Tale Unit this past Wednesday. I stumbled upon a great Friday Fun project that I wanted to use… the students would build a castle from paper towel and toilet paper rolls.
First, students built the castle.
Then they painted their structures. Next week they will begin to add more details.
I began brainstorming ideas on how to use the castles…. what if the students wrote their own fairy tales and used the castles as their setting?
First I created a story map, so the students could plan out their fairy tales. (We went over the characteristics of a fairy tale yesterday.) The setting of each fairy tale would be a castle. The students chose two or three characters, created a problem and a solution, and included magic in their story maps. Here is what some of the students created:
The next step will be for the students to write their fairy tales, a feat we will take on next week. After the fairy tales are created, students will illustrate craft stick puppets and perform their stories for the class. I can’t wait to see how this turns out!
The Friday Fun Recipe for this week was also fairy tale themed. Students made mini toad stools using half a tomato and a hard boiled egg. Adorable!
Here is the recipe: