Dragons and castles and fairies — oh my! Today, take a trip to “once upon a time” and create a little fairytale magic with your kids. No actual pixie dust required (we hear Amazon is out of it, anyway).

We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

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Cool Fun at Home: Fairy Tale Magic!

Cool Fun at Home: Fairytale Magic!

EXPLORE

Forest Fun

Fairytales and forests go together like macaroni and cheese. Today head outside and surround yourselves with trees and nature and have your family collaborate and make up your own fairytale!  Use classic stories for inspiration or mix them all up for a funny version of your own! What magical things might you find on your walk?

LEARN

Building Challenge

Can you build a house that won’t blow down? Talk to your child(ren) or read them the 3 Little Pigs. After you have heard about all the different materials they used to build their houses, it’s time to let your engineer start building using toothpicks and candy (jelly beans or marshmallows work great). After they have built the structure, test it out by using a fan or a hair dryer to see if you can blow it down! Find more instructions and tips at Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten.

CREATIVITY CHALLENGE

Design a Fire-Breathing Dragon

No fairy tale is complete without a fire breathing dragon! One Little Project has a great tutorial for creating a fire-breathing dragon!

MOVE

Yoga Story Time: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Follow along with movement as Yama Kids Yoga shares the classic story of a very curious little girl and 3 hungry bears.

SHADOW THEATRE

Watch Cinderella Through Shadows

The Verba Shadow Theatre, who you may have seen on America’s Got Talent, performs the classic fairytale story of Cinderella. Your kiddos will love this unique style of storytelling as they watch primarily human bodies creating all visuals, sets, and props.

TOY THEATRE

Make a Toy Theatre and Tell a Fairytale Story!

Learn how to make your own theater, complete with backdrops, from The Center For Puppetry Arts! Have your children use toys as the characters or download these images found at MiniatureMasterminds.com. This activity is perfect for the entire family and will provide hours of fun and entertainment.