Rabunzel is the first in the Fairy Tales for the Fearless series, a uniquely silly and fun-filled picture book series that puts a rebellious twist on a classic fairy tale. You can read it with your EYFS and KS1 classes before using these resources to explore themes of fairy tales, story structure and story telling.
In this pack cross-curricular activity pack children will:
- Express/respond to opinions and insights about this book
- Connect this story to their own experiences (being afraid, being bored, remembering Lockdown)
- Explore this story and its themes via a puppet craft activity, roleplay and creative writing
- Discover the building blocks of this story and make connections with traditional fairy tales
- Explore ideas around staying safe and taking charge through drama, movement and creative writing
- Develop strength and fitness by taking part in a Rabunzel and Flash Harry Fitness Challenge
- Build on what they’ve learned by making changes to another fairy tale
A uniquely silly and rebellious twist on a favourite fairy tale
“Rabunzel, Rabunzel, let down your ears!”
Rabunzel has a teeny tufty tail, a twitchy nose and two wide brown eyes. She also has VERY long ears – so long that her mother worries they will make her easy bait for the hungry creatures of the forest.
The answer? Rabunzel must be kept safe … in towering hutch, high in the sky. Here Rabunzel waits grumpily for her mother’s daily visit with carrots and fresh lettuce, letting down her ears so she can climb up the tower.
But one day, it isn’t her mother who climbs up Rabunzel’s very long ears. Flash Harry is here to save the day! But it looks like Rabunzel might not need a prince charming…
A fearless, fun-filled fairy tale – perfect for any little reader who loves a twist in the tale!
Coming soon to the series: Cindegorilla.