Activity

Fairy Tale Dice

What You Need:

  • 2 Styrofoam cubes
  • White construction paper
  • Clear laminate sticker, or adhesive paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Measure one side of a styrofoam square. With the measurements, help your child cut down the white construction paper into squares to cover each side of both dice. There will be 12 white squares total.
  2. Set aside 6 white square pieces of paper.
  3. On each of the 6 pieces of white paper, write the name of a different fairy tale character. Some examples are: Queen, Fairy, Jester, Wicked Witch, Princess, Knight.
  4. On one styrofoam cube, help your child tape a drawing to each side.
  5. Set this cube aside and begin on the second cube.
  6. On the other set of square sheets of paper, write six different locations that exist in a fairy tale.  Some examples are: Castle, Cave, Tower, Dark Woods, King's Chambers.
  7. Help your child tape these drawings on to each side of the cube.
  8. Assist in covering both cubes with clear laminate to protect the drawings.
  9. Time to tell a story!
  10. Have your child roll the die with characters on it. The story begins, "Once upon a time there was a..."
  11. Whichever character is on the top of the die, will be the main character for the story.
  12. Invite them to roll the second die, and continue with, "...who lived in a ..."
  13. Continue the story until they need to add another element. Then, have them roll the dice again.
  14. If your child gets stuck, ask what actions or verbs the characters are doing, or what may happen next to the characters to encourage story development.

Helpful Tip:

Consider recording your child's fairy tale to share with friends and loved ones! Also, put the new fairy tale book in your child's library. Now they have their very own published story to share with others and enjoy!

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