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Add these Alice the Fairy activities to your upcoming lesson plans. Your students in grades K-2 will love this book companion.
If you are planning a David Shannon author study or you’re just adding this adorable book to your coming plans, be sure to download and print this book companion and add it to your activity list.
David Shannon is a popular children’s book author. His stories are engaging, and they’re favorites among young readers ages 4-8.
Alice the Fairy is one of the books in David Shannon’s repertoire. In this story, we follow Alice – a Temporary Fairy with a nose for trouble – as she uses her imagination to train to become a Permanent Fairy.
Alice the Fairy Activities
Below, you’ll find some fun teaching ideas and a printable book companion to help make this a meaningful read aloud for your students.
After reading the story with your kiddos, choose a fun snack and a craft to extend the experience.
The book companion below goes perfectly with this story. The activities will help you dig deeper into the book with your kids.
If you don’t have a copy of the book on hand, you can show the video below to your kids before moving on to the activities.
fun connections to make with the story
• Real vs. imaginary – Take a moment to talk to your students about real and imaginary. What parts of this story are real (Alice, leaves falling, etc.)? What parts of this story are imaginary (fairies, magic wand making leaves fall, etc.)?
• Imagination – What do your students like to pretend? Are they astronauts or ballerinas? What tools do they use when they imagine?
Alice the Fairy hands-on activities
Add a set of DIY fairy wings to your dress-up box, and kids can act out the story over and over again.
With a homemade fairy wand, kids can “put spells” on things around the house or the classroom.
MORE David shannon PICTURE BOOKS
Fill your book basket with more David Shannon books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Too Many Toys – Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can’t part with is the box!
A Bad Case of Stripes – Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don’t like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she’s so worried that she’s about to break out in…a bad case of stripes!
Good Boy, Fergus! – Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day–well, except for his bath, of course!
Download Your Printables
Your students will enjoy these fun learning activities. In this printable pack, you will find the following activities:
- story elements
- sight words
- graphic organizers
- writing pages,
- and more!