Our librarian usually does a fairy tale lesson for first grade and she introduces the elements of fairy tales. After that, I do a lot of reading fairy tales and folk tales. We talked about the difference between the two and then we create a story whole group. I typically pick a story line to follow and then we tweak the characters and story line. It came out really funny!
This gave the kids confidence to do their own. Some of them picked a fairy tale they knew and changed the story to fit them and then others started from scratch and made their own. They all turned out really nice. Here are tid bits of stories I took pictures of... some had great beginnings and a couple had funny endings.
Our second week I shared some fairy tales based on a prince or princess. We read the Frog Prince, Princess and the Pea, Cinderella, and the Paperbag Princess. The Paperbag Princess was a different take on your typical fairy tale. We then created stories about if we were a prince or a princess and made paperbag puppets to go with.
|"moon ring" HA! I love it.|
|The paperbag prince/princess idea came from Pinterest. There are so many creative and fun teachers out there. Bless them for giving me my own ideas and others to copy!|