Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending

What You Need:

  • Classic fairy-tale books
  • Journal or notebook
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

What You Do:

Your child selects a well-known fairy tale, like Cinderella or Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and uses her imagination to extend the story with new details and characters that might take place after the classic ending to the story. They can write their new story ending in a journal and practice their vocabulary and writing skills, while they're flexing their imagination.

This might extend over the course of several days or weeks, with your child brainstorming and adding more to the story on an ongoing basis. (It’s also great for long cars, plane, and train trips as well.) Since revisions are a part of the writing process, the eraser is a handy tool for this activity. So get cracking. And let your child finish the story, happy ending or not.

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