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Your students will love this Princess and the Pea printable. It contains a copy of the fairy tale, a sequencing activity, and a printable craft!
Young students will read the fairy tale aloud, and then they can work on a beautiful coloring page. Then, after discussing the story, they will complete vocabulary and sequencing activities based on the story.
Finally, students will create an awesome pop-up bed for the princess, complete with colorful mattresses. This pop-up fairy tale prop can be used again and again to retell the story.
Use this classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen to study, learn and create!
Princess and the Pea Printable
In The Princess and the Pea, a prince wants to marry a princess but is having a hard time finding a wife. He’s super picky, and something is always wrong with the princesses he meets. He cannot be certain they are even real princesses.
One stormy night, a young woman soaked with rain seeks shelter in the prince’s castle. She claims to be a princess, and the prince’s mother decides to test their guest.
The Princess and the pea activities
To start the lesson, read your students a version of The Princess and the Pea. You can choose a storybook version from below, or you can print the Princess and the Pea PDF and have your students follow along or take turns reading it aloud.
The printable featured in this post contains a two-page version of the fairy tale. You can print and laminate the pages for students to read on their own.
Next, have children color a picture of the bed the princess slept on. They can decorate the mattresses and the blanket as creatively as they’d like.
Then, let them glue a picture of the princess on the bed. (You can find an image of the princess in this packet.)
Princess and the Pea Sequencing
Once your students are familiar with the story, have them practice sequencing with the story sequencing page included in this pack.
There are a few ways to use the sequencing page. You could print two copies of the page. Laminate them both for durability. Place a velcro dot on the top of each of the six sequencing pictures and on the numbers 1-6.
Cut out the sequencing cards on the second copy, and put a velcro dot on the back of each card.
Match the sequencing pictures you cut out to the same image on the intact page. Now, present the page to your student.
Either have them sequence the cards as a review, or have them sequence the cards as you read the story aloud again.
princess and the pea vocabulary
Inside this printable pack, you’ll find two pages of vocabulary cards. You can use these to help build your child’s vocabulary and to help define some of the unfamiliar words students will encounter in the story.
princess and the pea craft
Now comes my favorite part of this pack! Your students are going to love the pop-up bed craft that demonstrates the bed the princess slept on.
You will find step-by-step instructions as well as three printable pages to assemble the craft. This is best done with elementary-aged students as it can be a little tough fold the papers and assemble the bed.
Download Your Printables
This Princess and the Pea printable pack is only in my shop. You will receive a ten-page PDF which includes the story, sequencing mat, vocabulary cards, and the craft template.
Your students are going to love this hands-on fairy tale activity designed to be a companion to your Princess and the Pea lesson plan.