Lesson Plan

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

Put your students' imaginations to the test with this lesson on storytelling and creative writing. After reading some classic fairy tales, students will create their own using printed figures.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to create and act out an original fairy tale.


(15 minutes)
  • Distribute copies of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Frog Prince, and Princess and the Pea printouts. Every student should get at least one printout.
  • Give students about 10 minutes to read through the stories.
  • Explain that all the stories they read are fairy tales, which are famous stories that usually include imaginary creatures and magical events.
  • Tell the students that they're going to put their creativity to the test today with fairy tales.
  • Explain that they'll be getting into groups of four, blindly selecting only five of the 15 puppets, and creating a script from only those selected puppets.
  • After they create their scripts, they will need to rehearse. They will perform their scripts in front of the class once they finish rehearsing.

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