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Art study of the Cinderella story 

I thought of a lesson to do on the day before vacation starts, and I used this lesson before the start of our spring recess. Because I knew my second graders would be out of control that day (I know my kids!), I came up with something that would keep them busy and still have fun. We had read seven different versions of Cinderella (see Cinderella Genre Study Lesson Plan), which the class really enjoyed. My lesson involves recalling those stories.

Created by Tracey Stober 
Location: PS 310 in District 10
Grade: 2nd grade
Subject: English

If you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Tracey at:  Blushrt35@aol.com

Materials:

  • Tempera paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper
  • A container of water 
  • Paper towels 
  • Newspaper with which to cover the tables
  • Cinderella books
Procedure:
  1. Divide the class into groups of five.
  2. Assign each group a version of Cinderella and given the accompanying book.
  3. Have the groups re-read the book and become familiar with it.

    Then comes the fun part:

  4. On each group's table will be all of the materials. The assignment for each group is to come up with a 5-part re-telling of their story.
  5. They are to pretend they are the illustrators for the publishing company and they have a big job ahead of them.


Teacher Notes:

This was great as a last minute lesson before one of the mid-winter recesses. The children worked very cooperatively at their tables. They really enjoyed studying the different Cinderella stories, so this kept their interest. They loved to do art, so this worked as a way to fill in some time before the vacation and give them some fun. It also makes a terrific bulletin board display.

 

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