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The Magic of Fairytales

Kindergarten Abwechslungsreicher Unterricht SIS Zürich-Wollishofen

Growing beanstalks in kindergarten with the help of fairytales. Read more.

Exploring fairytales in kindergarten was a great way to spark the class' imagination and interest in storybooks. Students explored a variety of stories, from "The Gingerbread Man" to "Jack and the Beanstalk". The children used the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk" to extend their learning by planting a bean to see if it would too reach the sky.   

The children from Kindergarten 1 collected beans, soil, water and pots and began to plant. The class was intrigued to learn about the bean's life cycle and would monitor them daily, providing them with much-needed water and sunlight. Following this process, the children debated why their beans were less or even more magical than Jack's beans in the Beanstalk.  

It was great to see how discussing fairytales inspired the children's thinking and interest in learning about the world.