Fascination with Fairy Tales

The children in Gilliatte room 5 have been fascinated with fairy tales!  We noticed that some of the children were reading fairy tales during "free choice" time and some of them were even acting out their favorite fairy tales in the piazza, so we began an investigation on fairy tales.  This week we read the original version of The Three Little Pigs, as well as the Big Bad Wolf's version, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  We discussed how different the two versions of the story were, and we asked the children whether they believed the pigs or the Big Bad Wolf (most of the children believed the pigs).  Then the children constructed their own houses using straws, toothpicks and marshmallows, and/or Legos, and we tested how strong they were against the Big Bad Wolf (a hair dryer).  Much to our surprise, most of the toothpick and marshmallow houses were stronger than the Lego houses!

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