Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Fairies are whimsical and fun! Bring fairy friends into your home or classroom with the ideas below.
Make Fairy Bread-
Bread Slices, with the crusts trimmed. One slice per child. Whole Grain, white or honey wheat bread is great.
Several tablespoons of softened butter or margarine, based on the number of bread slices.
Nonpareils or sprinkles
Plastic knives for spreading.
1. Have each child spread the softened butter on a slice of bread.
2. Each child can shake the nonpareils or sprinkles on top of the butter.
3. The bread can then be cut into triangles if desired.
Sing about the fairies-
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Fairies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little fairies
4 little, 5 little, 6 little fairies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little fairies
10 little fairies at play.
Each little fairy waved her magic wand (3 X's), then went out to play. (last line)
Each little fairy wore a sparkly crown (3 X's), with lots of glitter and shine.(last line)
Each little fairy lived in enchanted woods (3 X's), with magical creatures around. (last line)
Each little fairy sang a lovely song (3 X's), for friends to come and play. (last line)
Read all about fairies with age appropriate books-
Books like The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton,
The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies (A Golden Classic) by Jane Werner and the fairy series of books, Rainbow Magic Books # 1-7 Boxset by Daisy Meadows are all wonderful choices for the preschool crowd.
Enjoy fairy activities-
Fairies are made fun with the Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book by
Cicely Mary Barker, a hide and find book called 1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland by Gillian Doherty, and a Melissa & Doug Princess & Fairy Jumbo Coloring Pad. Also check out the Toysmith 4M My Very Own Fairy Mobile as an easy craft, the Melissa & Doug Fairy Fantasy Jigsaw puzzle for preschoolers, and the Tell Me a Story- Fairytale Mixups Educational Creative Story Cards by