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Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26: Tell a Fairy Tale Day

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One-Minute Fairy Tales


  • props as deemed necessary


  1. This is a great activity for teaching kids how to whittle a story down to its basics.
  2. Choose a familiar fairy tale or other story that all the kids will know. If necessary, read the story to them first.
  3. Then ask for volunteers to act out the story. The catch is that they only have one minute.
  4. Then ask those same kids to act it out in 30 seconds.
  5. Then cut the time down to 10 seconds.
  6. Encourage kids to discuss what happens and what they learn about the story.

Source(s): 100 Drama Activities for Kids (activity I7)

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