Fairy Tales Theme for #Preschool


The 3 Little Pigs on the Sticky Table

Sensory and Science Explorations with The 3 Little Pigs

Sensory and Science Explorations with The 3 Little Pigs

Fairy tales are stories with imaginary characters that usually have a teachable lesson.  Read the story of The 3 Little Pigs to the children.  Role play with the children to help them understand the morals/values embedded in the fairy tale.

The underlying message behind The 3 Little Pigs – those who work hard,  plan well, and use materials and resources wisely, will often be successful.

 We set up a sticky table to explore why some of the materials the pigs chose to build their houses were not as sturdy as others.

Materials needed:  Clear Contact Paper, Duct Tape (to hold the contact paper in place),  yellow tissue paper – straw (cut into small squares), brown lightweight construction paper – sticks (cut into squares), red heavyweight paper – bricks (cut into squares), and a permanent marker.

Cover a table with clear contact paper (sticky side up) and duct tape to hold the contact paper in place.  Draw 3 simple houses on the sticky side of the paper.   Ask the children to hold and examine the 3 colors of paper squares.  Which paper feels the lightest?  Does one kind of paper feel heavier or stronger than the other two?  Allow time for the children to explore the different kinds of paper squares.

Invite the children to re-tell the events of the story by using the various paper squares to decorate the 3 houses on the sticky table.

3 Little Pigs ScienceScience Extension Activity:  Give the children a straw and ask them to try to blow each of the paper squares across a table or the floor.  Which paper square was easiest to move?  Which paper square was more difficult to move across the table?  It is a fun experiment to follow the sticky table creations!

Change the items used:  real straw, sticks from outside, and Lego bricks are great for explorations!

Change the items used: real straw, sticks from outside, and Lego bricks are great for explorations!

Alternate Activity:  Use straw, sticks, and Lego/Duplo bricks on the sticky table and for sensory/science discoveries.

***FAIRY TALES THEME ROUND-UP – be sure to check out all of the AMAZING ACTIVITIES from members of  the Kid Blogger Network below!***

Fairy Tales Theme Literacy/Writing Activities for Preschool

Fairy Tales Theme Literacy/Writing Activities for Preschool

Fairy Tales Literacy Activities

Fairy Tale Emergent Readers – The Measured Mom

Jack and the Beanstalk Roll, Say, Write Pre-K Pages

Little Red Riding Hood Storytelling/MusicLet’s Play Music

Goldilocks and 3 BearsLet’s Play Music 

Royal Names: Creating Names Prince and Princess Style  – Fun-a-Day

The 3 Little Pigs Story Sequencing Cards – The Preschool Toolbox

Han Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Lesson Ideas – Teach Beside Me

Fairy Tales Math Collage_1

Fairy Tales Theme Math Activities for Preschool

 Jack and the Beanstalk More/Less Math Pre-K Pages

The 3 Bears Math – Counting, Grouping, Role Play and MORE! – Learn with Play at Home

Bejeweled Bingo PLUS more free activities ALL for a Fairy Tales Theme – PreKinders

Fairy Tales “The Three Little Pigs” Number Path – The Preschool Toolbox

Jack and the Beanstalk Craft and Math Activity – Fantastic Fun and Learning

The Ugly Duckling Eggs and Number Order – The Preschool Toolbox

Fairy Tales Theme Science Activities for Preschool

Fairy Tales Theme Science Activities for Preschool

Fairy Tales Theme Science Activities for Preschool

Jack and the Beanstalk Bean Activity – Meaningful Mama

 Pumpkin Boats Sink or Float? – The Preschool Toolbox

Growing Beans with Kids – Craftulate

Dissolving Gingerbread Man Experiment- The Preschool Toolbox

Fairy Tales Theme Sensory Activities for Preschool

Fairy Tales Theme Sensory Activities for Preschool

Fairy Tales Theme Sensory Activities for Preschool

Three Billy Goats Gruff Sensory Bin – Growing Book by Book

Gingerbread Man Storytelling Play Dough – Nuturestore

Jack and Beanstalk Sensory Bin and Story Retelling – Fantastic Fun and Learning

Glitter Playdough – Craftulate

Princess Pies – Growing a Jeweled Rose

Princess Slime –  Craftulate

Fairy Tales Arts and Crafts CollageFairy Tales Theme Crafts for Preschool

Cardboard Castles – Fun-a-Day

Princess Halos – The Preschool Toolbox

Paper Bag Princess Dresses – Mom 2 Two Posh Lil Divas

The 3 Bears Printable Craft Set – Learn Create Love

Super Simple Fairy Wands – Schooling a Monkey

Fairy Tales Frig Magnets – Nuturestore

Fun with Fairy Tales – 40 Crafts – Red Ted Art

Fairy Tales Dramatic Play Collage_1Fairy Tales Theme Dramatic Play/Large Motor Games

Billy Goats Gruff Fairy Tale and Block Play in Preschool – Teach Preschool

Simple Suggestions for Playing with the 3 Little Pigs – Powerful Mothering

Cinderella Tea Party and Pumpkin Donuts – Three Foot Cooks

FE, FI, FO, FUM – Move to the Drum – The Preschool Toolbox

Outdoor Game for Kids Who Love Fairy Tales – I Can Teach My Child

Pumpkin House Imaginary Play – Nuturestore


The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales Every Kid Should Know

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Classic Fairy Tales

fractured-fairy-tales-book-list-14 Fractured Fairy Tales – No Time For Flashcards

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25 Responses to Fairy Tales Theme for #Preschool

  1. Thanks for featuring Craftulate! So many wonderful ideas here!

  2. Karen S. says:

    There are so many good ideas here that I don’t know where to start.

  3. MrsSibona says:

    Thank you for inviting me into your world. Have a Super Saturday!

  4. Mary P says:

    Wonderful ideas for fairy tale crafts! Can’t wait to try them.

  5. Heather Meek says:

    Love it! I teach Fairy Tales in my second grade class, and they’d love these activities too!
    The Meek Moose

    • Heather – I believe they would! I have a “to-be” third-grader and he tests most of our activities before our preschool kids do!:) Thanks for visiting and for your comment!

  6. What a lot of really neat ideas for younger ones! Sharing!

  7. Terri S says:

    The sticky table is awesome. It kind of reminds me of the colorforms I had as a kid. I loved them! You could so the same except they could cut pictures of people or animals, houses, flowers and trees and make a picture. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Vesper says:

    some good projects to keep the young ones busy

  9. Diana says:

    These look fun, thanks for sharing!

  10. jessica says:

    Love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Taz W says:

    thanks for the ideas

  12. Joanne Higgins says:

    fairytale learning fantastic fun for all xx

  13. Ronald G says:

    Thank you…you have given me some wonderful ideas for playing with my young nieces

  14. These fairy tale theme activities for kids are so cool! my daughter will surely love this one 😉

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