Weekly Themes #48 Fairy Tales | Cuentos de Hadas for 3-5 year olds

Do you believe in fairies? As long as there have been stories, there have been stories about fairies! They are magical little made-up creatures with special powers, and often, they have wings! So, when people talk about fairy tales, they’re talking about stories that are totally made up. What fairy tales do you like to read? Let’s find some in a book!

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Books to Read Together: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Wailers Three 

  • Why was everyone wailing and crying?
  • How did the misunderstanding happen?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where someone was misunderstood?

Dippy The Dragon

  • What does Dippy love?
  • Why was Dippy sad?
  • How did Dippy fix the situation? 

Rey gordo, perro delgado

  • What animal chases the dog?
  • What color is the king’s hat?

Aventura con el dragón

  • What color is the diamond in the story?
  • What’s you favorite game to play with your friends?

Magia en todos lados

  • Can you spot? 1. A carrot. 2. Bangles. 3. A bicycle. 4. A giraffe. 5. A spoon. 6. A bus. 7. An ice cream cone. 8. An elephant
  • (Bonus, for the adult children – There’s ‘M-A-G-I-C’ hidden in there, find it?)

Dippy El Dragon

  • What does Dippy love?
  • Why was Dippy sad?
  • How did Dippy fix the situation? 

Things to Do Together

  • Share any fairy tales that you know – telling stories is a great way to interact and introduce your child to new vocabulary.
  • Learn what fairy tales are (KLRU) 
  • Make your own crown using cardboard from your cereal or a box you have at home. Decorate it with markers, stickers, foil and whatever else you want. 
  • Make your own fire breathing dragon – use the cardboard roll from inside a roll of toilet paper. Tape lengths of streamer or other soft paper around one end. When you blow through the tube, the streamers will billow like flames. 
  • Make your own magic wand 

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did. 

  • What was your favorite fairy tale? Why?
  • What was your least favorite? Why?

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Weekly Themes #48 Fairy Tales | Cuentos de Hadas for 3-5 year olds

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