Fairytale Dance

Duration: any

Age: child

Skill for Bub: Just for fun, Mind builder


Creative movement combined with enchanting children’s stories makes for a magical, creative afternoon.

Let your child’s imagination guide her movement as she acts out fairytales through dance. Since your child’s attention span may not be long enough to listen to the entire story (and some fairy tales are not appropriate for this age group), choose a short, easy-to-understand part of the story to read. Then, demonstrate how to act out the portion of the book.

Consider these scenarios to let her act out:

  • Snow White as she’s talking to the animals in the forest
  • Cinderella dancing with the Prince
  • Hansel and Gretel walking in the woods

Ask your child to follow your lead or to create her own way to move. Use capes and dress-up gowns as costumes for dramatic effect, and encourage her to act out other favourite. Invite older siblings to join in the drama; you may even get to hear one-of-a-kind scripts as big kids’ imaginations let loose!