Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell the fairy tale physically and imaginatively. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create and display anchor charts for pupils to reference during the lesson
  • Coordinate a time to conduct the dancing portion of the lesson during PE 
  • Design masks or other quick costumes for learners to wear while they dance
Classroom Considerations

  • Choose fairy tales and corresponding music pieces before starting the lesson 
  • Consider those with limited mobility, create a space they can perform in a way that best meets their needs 
Pros

  • The lesson encourages movement in the classroom 
  • A list of additional fairy tales is provided 
Cons

  • None