Fairytale Cake Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
The Fairytale Cake a fun combination of various fairy tales. Students love finding the different characters in the book and then trying to recreate them on their cake.
Students will "identify familiar forms of traditional literature (Mother Goose rhymes, fairy tales, or lullabies) when read aloud," and "retell or dramatize traditional literature." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Framework
- The Fairytale Cake by Mark Sperring
- plastic bowls or plastic cake covers (one per student)
- Playdough in assorted colors
Set Up and Prepare
Be certain to state that these cakes are NOT to be eaten. Playdough is not food.
Students can apply a thin layer of Playdough to their upturned bowl, "icing their cake."
Using the remaining Playdough, they can create fairy tale characters and apply them to their cake.
If possible, find a spot to display the cakes where the whole school can enjoy them.
Students can write a recipe on a recipe card, explaining how they made their cake.