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As you begin planning out your fairy tales unit, be sure to include a study of Cinderella. These Cinderella printables are a great place to start.
This printable book companion is the perfect resource to add to your study of the story of Cinderella with elementary aged students.
These worksheets are engaging and educational, and they’re designed to help you and your students dig deeper into the story.
We all know and love the story of Cinderella. Cinderella is being raised by an evil stepmother and living with two stepsisters. Lady Tremaine (the stepmother) makes Cinderella live in the attic and do all of the housework. When the prince hosts a ball to find someone to marry, Cinderella is excluded. Her fairy godmother comes to her rescue and her dreams come true.
These print-and-go Cinderella printables are perfect for early elementary grade students. They’ll love digging into the story with these activities and graphic organizers.
There are so many different versions of the Cinderella story, and these worksheets can be used with all of them.
In addition to the worksheets, you can incorporate videos and hands-on activities within your unit study.
Cinderella movies for kids
From Disney classics to live-action films, there are quite a few versions of Cinderella you can watch with your kids. It’s fun to compare/contrast the film and book versions.
• Cinderella (original Disney classic version)
• Cinderella (live-action version starring Cate Blanchett)
• Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (starring Whitney Houston)
Young learners will love these hands-on activities, and they’re perfect for helping little ones engage with the story.
When studying Cinderella, you can add one or more of these activities to your to-do list:
• Fill your book basket with one or more versions of these Cinderella stories from around the world.
• Cut out a glass slipper shape and let kids dress it up with stick on gems.
• Transform an ordinary paper plate into a gorgeous paper plate carriage for Cinderella to ride in.
cinderella book companion
Kids of all ages will love diving deep into the story of Cinderella. These print-and-go worksheets will help you do just that.
• Story Elements. After reading your favorite version of Cinderella, kids can record information about the setting, characters, and important events from the story.
• In Summary. Students will write a short summary of the story with the prompts first, next, then, and last.
• Describe Cinderella. Children will describe Cinderella. Then, they’ll describe the problem and the solution presented in the story.
• Sequencing. Students will cut out character cards, and glue them in the order they’re introduced in the story.
• Main Events. Children will draw and describe two important events from the story.
• Before and After. Children will describe how Cinderella changed from the beginning of the story to the end.
• Setting. Draw and describe the setting of the story.
• Writing Prompt. If your child had a fairy godmother, what would they wish for?
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of Cinderella stories that will get you started on your search for books to use with these printables.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China – Half-starved and overworked by her stepmother, Yeh-Shen’s only friend is a fish with golden eyes. When the stepmother kills the fish for dinner, poor Yeh-Shen is left with only the bones. But the bones are filled with a powerful spirit. When Ye-Shen is forbidden to attend the annual spring Festival, the spirit grants her a gown of azure blue and delicate golden slippers. That night, everyone marvels at the beautiful, mysterious young woman at the ball.
Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story – Hace mucho tiempo—a long time ago—there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kind-hearted young woman, her jealous stepmother, two hateful stepsisters, and a young man in search of a wife. The young man, Javier, falls madly in love with beautiful Adelita, but she disappears from his fiesta at midnight, leaving him with only one clue to her hidden identity: a beautiful rebozo—shawl.
Cinderella Stories Around the World – Think there’s just one fairy tale with an overworked girl and wicked stepsisters? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Cinderella stories. Visit Canada, China, Egypt, and France, and find out whose glass slippers are made of red silk, and whose fairy godmother is a fish.
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