Turn your fairy tale unit into an integrated study of the scientific, artistic, and mathematical thinking behind castle construction with this S.T.E.A.M. activity pack. Extend your students' thinking and ignite their imaginations by sharing literature, facilitating research, and providing materials that encourage them to become royal builders!
Steps to follow, literature links, video recommendations, and
hands-on material suggestions are included, along with full-color photographs of castles from around the world. Anchor chart posters and prompts will help students compare and contrast suitable building materials and explore vocabulary. You can read more about how I used these materials in my classroom in this guest post over at Rachel Lynette's blog, MINDS IN BLOOM
Once your students have worked in teams to construct
three-dimensional castles of their own out of Math manipulatives and recyclables, they will be ready to write their own fairy tales using this literacy pack:
Your students might also enjoy comparing and contrasting different versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears using these activities:
GOLDILOCKS COMPARE AND CONTRAST PACK
GOLDILOCKS PUPPETS AND POEM FREEBIE
Be sure to check out this related FREEBIE as well! Engage and interest your students with a classroom Fairy Garden!
FAIRY GARDEN TALES
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