Fairy TalesWith the release of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” as Walt Disney movie, fairy tales are a timely topic. From Hans Christian Anderson to the Brothers Grimm to local folklore, there are many tales to share. Depending upon how you share them, fairy tales can be appropriate to share with all ages.

Think of telling the tales using rhythm instruments, songs and of course through reading.

Fairy tales with older adults

  • Explore how tales across cultures.
  • Share and retell favorite fairy tales.
  • Watch “Into The Woods” and discuss how the stories were woven together.
  • Create a new fairy tale with story stones.
  • Watch the classic “Hans Christian Anderson” starring Danny Kaye.

Fairy tales with young children

  • Read illustrated books of tales
  • Retell the stories use puppets or props
  • Create a story with story stones

Intergenerational fairy tale sharing

In a recent intergenerational series, eight classic tales were shared:

  • Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
  • Bremen Town Musicians
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The 3 Little Pigs
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Jack and the Bean Stalk
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Gingerbread Man

Details of these sessions will be available to Session Cafe members beginning in February 2015.

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