Weekly Themes #48 Fairy Tales | Cuentos de Hadas for 6-8 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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Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

The Magic Powder – A FolkTale from Myanmar

  • What do you think it means to be an “alchemist”?
  • How did Theingi find the magic powder?
  • How did they turn dirt into gold?

Kottavi Raja and His Sleepy Kingdom 

  • What was wrong with King Raja?
  • What does “kottavi” mean in Tamil?
  • What are some things they try to keep King Raja awake?

The King’s Crown 

  • What did the King want to build on the hill in Myanmar?
  • What was causing the King’s crown to fall off constantly?
  • What solution did the King find? 

The Weight Lifting Princess 

  • Why was Princess Nila worried?
  • What are some things that Princess Nila would lift?
  • Have you ever been nervous before an event like Princess Nila?

Rey de las aves

  • ¿Cuántos tipos de aves puedes encontrar?
  • ¿Alguna vez ha visto un búho?

Drako, el dragón lanza fuego

  • ¿Quién ayuda a Drako a prepararse para el concurso?
  • ¿Cuál es el premio para el ganador del concurso?

El Rey Que No Podía Dormir

  • What was wrong with King Raja?
  • What does “kottavi” mean in Tamil?
  • What are some things they try to keep King Raja awake?

Nila, La Princesa Levanta Pesas

  • Why was Princess Nila worried?
  • What are some things that Princess Nila would lift?
  • Have you ever been nervous before an event like Princess Nila?

Things to Do Together

Historias para escuchar juntos…

  • Build/design your own castle using construction toys or cardboard boxes – use your imagination!
  • 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. 
  • Jack and the Beanstalk – grow your own beans by placing them between two sheets of paper towel and keeping it moist. Put this on a windowsill and make sure you water a little every day!
  • Share any fairy tales that you know – telling stories is a great way to interact and introduce your child to new vocabulary.
  • Make up your own fairy tale – if you need help, choose objects from around the house and try to incorporate them into your story. 

Share Together

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

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

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Weekly Themes #48 Fairy Tales | Cuentos de Hadas for 6-8 year olds
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Weekly Themes #48 Fairy Tales | Cuentos de Hadas for 6-8 year olds

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