Once Upon A Time

Learning Center

It is a world of fun with a fairy tale is a interactive learning center that I have developed for the fairy tale unit I created. I designed the center so that I could use it as an exciting place for the student to explore, learn, and have fun at the same time! The activities I choose are across the curriculum and cover a variety of the skills already taught or being taught to the second grade class. Moreover, each activity deals with a fairy tale in some way. My goal for the center was to have it be an activity center in which the student could do independently with out the teachers help. Thus, the activities are self explanatory and are a review of previous learned skills.

Inside the brightly decorated learning center one will find thirteen entertaining activities centered around fairy tales. These activities are as follows;


Name that fairy tale - A book with illustrations from various fairy tales. The student must name each fairy tale.

Practice Telling Time with Cinderella - Is an activity the motivates the student to help Cinderella place the correct time onto each clock.

Help Mr. Wolf find out how many pigs are in each house - This covers subtraction facts through 18 and motivates the student to do the facts.

Help Pinocchio - This is a game of memory and also helps the student strength their alphabetical ordering.

Can you find the secret to the witch’s brew? - This is a grammar game in which the student must match the correct prefix with the root word.

Once Upon A Time Board Game - This activity is an review of what has been taught thus far in second grade. It covers all subjects and is very motivational.

Emperor’s New Clothes & Pinocchio Read-Along - These two tapes are listening activities.

The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg CD-ROM - The students are encouraged or read along on the computer with the book. also, they may play with the illustrations in the book.

Fairy Tale Pop-up Village - This definitely does the job of attracting the students to the center.

Gingerbread Man Lace Cards - Reinforces fine motor skills.

Read a Fairy Tale - There are tons of fairy tales to choose to read in the center. Also, their are a variety of pop-up fairy tale books.

The It is a world of fun with fairy tales learning center is meant to not only review skills, but to also get the student excited about reading. My hope is that it motivates the student to open a fairy tale and discover the world of imagination through a book. It is important to try to produce a love of reading in your classroom and I feel this learning center does that and more!