Activities and Fireworks for Stories

January 14-18

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapters 2 & 3

Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Illustrations

2. Key Points – Famous Storytellers

3. Collaborative – Seven Stories

4. Writing – Concrete Poems

5. Math/Logic – Knot I

6. Genius Principle – Making Dreams Come True

7. Big Activity – Fractured Fairy Tales

8. Movement - Caucus-Race

Minecraft Activities

  1. caucus-race

  2. pictograph stories

  3. banned books

  4. collaborative story – Alice in Wonderland illustrations

  5. build challenge: book reports

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana

  • Disneyland meetup: Friday, January 25: Alice in Wonderland, also Homeschool Day at Disneyland:

  • Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips will be posted here:

  • 2/20 Celebration: Tea With Alice:


Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • When Charles Dodgson gave the first copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Alice Liddell, he included his own illustrations. When the story was first published, it was illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. Disney illustrated the story anew with their animated feature film. Make your own illustrations for the story, including the book cover.

  • Choose four fairy tales. Survey others, asking which of the four they like best. Create a graph to show the results of your survey.

  • Write a critique of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. If these stories were written today, how do you think they would be received? What suggestions would you have for the Grimm Brothers?

  • Make a list of fairy tales, organized first by authors' names, then by the title of the story. Finally, make a list of fairy tales that is organized by when they may have been written.

  • Discuss with someone the importance that storytelling has in various cultures. Write about it in your journal.

  • Make a list of all the characters in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, organizing them into “good guys” and “bad guys” categories.

  • Pretend that you live in Storybook land. The local market has a bulletin board for people to post announcements. What is posted there? Make the bulletin board.

  • Write your favorite fairy tale in calligraphy. Decorate it with illuminated manuscript.