Tell a Fairy Tale Day is recognized on February 26. Fairy tales are amazing resources to add to your homeschool and learning fun. Filled with interesting and memorable characters, storylines, and lessons, fairy tales provide you engaging material for kids of all ages.
To extend the learning fun with our Homeschool Fun 2018 February activities, I gathered these 10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Fairy Tale Day. You will find resources for:
- hands-on activities
- movement games
- creative crafts
- imaginative play
- STEM learning
Suggested Resources to Celebrate Fairy Tale Day
Hopefully, you have books and other materials that contain fairy tales. These timeless treasures are invaluable in the development and education of your kids. When paired with creative and hands-on activities, fairy tales can become even more powerful as teaching tools.
Here are a few of our family’s favorite resources for fairy tales:
The Three Bears Board Book: An absolute favorite with all of my boys! They love when I use silly voices for each of the characters.
The Little Red Hen Board Book: Another awesome resource with bright colors and sturdy design. Perfect for young learners!
Usborne Illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tales: Gorgeous illustrations with 15 fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm.
Usborne Fairy Tales for Bedtime: Another wonderful resource for fairy tales!
Usborne Illustrated Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales: Beautiful illustrations accompany the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
Peek Inside A Fairy Tale Books: These Usborne books are fantastic resources to engage kids, especially young learners. Titles include Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.
10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Fairy Tale Day
Check out each of these creative ideas to boost your learning fun with fairy tales!
Fun With Fairy Tales: Hands-On Learning Stations: Family Schooling provides these awesome ideas for hands-on learning fun with fairy tales.
Colorful Fairy Tale Cardboard Castles: Awesome idea from Pink Stripey Socks! Hands-on DIY project to build your own fairy tale castle by recycling cardboard.
FREE Fairy Tale Shadow Puppets: Meet Penny shares this free printable. Use to help with narration, imagination, and fun!
Fairy Playdough Recipe: This playdough recipe from Laughing Kids Learn features the color pink. You can easily switch colors if your boys (like mine!) refuse to touch pink.
Draw A Fairy Tale Map (Education.com): Practice map skills with this learning fun activity with fairy tale themes.
Fairy Tales Castle Art Project: Deep Space Sparkle provides this tutorial to help you teach your kids how to draw a castle.
Count and Climb with Jack and the Beanstalk: Fun hands-on activity for young learners by Rainy Day Mum.
Three Little Pigs Houses: Science Sparks shares these STEM activities for hands-on learning.
Math Activities for Jack and the Beanstalk (Fairy Dust Teaching): Creative and hands-on learning activities for this fairy tale.
An Outdoor Game for Kids who Love Fairy Tales (with printable action cards): I Can Teach My Child has these cards that provide kinesthetic prompts for learning fun.
Hope these resources and creative activities help you celebrate Fairy Tale Day with tons of learning fun! How will you add sparkle to your homeschool and family with these ideas?