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Fairy Play: Activities
Steps
1. Learn about fairies.
To learn about fairies, you can read a book or watch a movie. Before purchasing anything,
check out what you already have. You may find fairies hiding on your shelves. Find out
about diferent types of fairy (faerie, fay, etc.) in diferent cultures. Search the Web for
free oferings.
2. Disney fairies.
Disney fairies are the most recognized by kids. Review the oferings Disney has to ofer
from movies through games. Watch a movie featuring Disney fairies. If you find activities
that go with a particular movie, see if they would be good additional activities. Would you
recommend these activities to others?
3. Cottingley fairies.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies
The Cottingley fairies were photos supposedly taken with two girls from England. Read
about these famous photos. Create your own faux images with fairies in them, exploring
ways to make them more realistic.
4. Flower fairies.
www.flowerfairies.com/US_version/home.html
Flower fairies, created by Cicely Mary Barker between 1930 and 1950, are a very popular
version of fairies. Check out the of cial site and explore the oferings there. Make your
own flower fairies by observing flowers and designing your own dress from flower petals
and leaves.
5. Make me a fairy.
With either purchased items or those created by the fairies themselves, let everyone be
fairies. Include flower garlands, wings and wands at a minimum. You can also do face
painting and make hair glitter. These items will go home with each fairy.
Make sure you take pictures of each fairy to include with a thank you note as a reminder
of this special activity. Use a duplicate of these pictures to create a special fairy scrapbook
for yourself. You can create a special mural for fairy photos.
Fairy Play:
Activities
There are many fairy
activities that can
be incorporated into
play dates, events
and parties.
Also check out
more fairy badge
programs for
additional ideas
to incorporate into
your events.
• Fairy Crafts
• Fairy Food
• Fairy Houses
• Fairy Play: Games

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6. Fairy hunt.
Create fairies and hide them before your participants arrive. You can craft fairies,
purchase fairies or if you’re doing a night event, use short strings of colored lights or
battery-powered LEDs. During the fairy hunt, make sure everyone is quiet so they don’t
scare the fairies. Ask one person to lead a group on the hunt and make sure they know
where one fairy is so they can show their group. Then, let everyone else look.
Depending on your fairies and how you hide them, you can have your participants
document their hunt with:
• Checklist
• Note where the fairy was found in a fairy journal
• Sketches
• Photographs
7. Name the fairy.
Create cards with pictures of various fairies on them. See how many your participants
can guess correctly. Be sure to include some fairies that are more cultural.
8. Fairy tea party.
Fairies drink nectar and eat sweet foods. You can add small finger foods. Make leaf
placemats and napkin rings as well as centerpieces and small gifts that all fit the fairy
theme. Play light music (classical or instrumental) or place wind chimes about with a fan
blowing on them.
Find recipes to create your own fairy-themed tea party. You can also see the
Enrichment Project badge program “Fairy Food” for more ideas.
9. Coloring and paper puzzles.
Very young fairy fans might like coloring sheets of their favorite fairies. You can provide
find-a-word puzzles, from easy to complex, as well as other paper games. Search the Web
or your own stash of activities to find fairy-related coloring sheets and paper puzzles.
10. Hidden treasures.
For a smaller gathering, assign colors to each fairy participant. Create trails of fairy dust
to starting clues for a treasure hunt that ends up with a special gift for each fairy. You
can have one gift or continue with clues for multiple gifts, such as an entire fairy outfit
to collect before attending the Fairy Tea Party (see Step 8). If you’re planning on doing
multiple gifts, color code clues with ribbons of the same color as your fairy dust.
11. Fairy flowers.
Provide pots, soil and seeds for bright colored flowers or replace the seeds with potable
flowers. Let your participants know you’re sharing your fairy garden with them.
12. Fairy stories.
Create a circle with your fairies. Ask each fairy to tell a story. Pass around a special wand
or faux flower to identify the storyteller. Keep your stories to fairies or other fantasy
creatures.
13. Create a unique event for a group.
Use this and the other four fairy badge programs to create a unique event for a group.
Document your activities, what worked (and didn’t) and what you would change if you
do it again.

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Supplements
AEP_Supp_Cottingley.pdf
Description and samples of Cottingley fairies
AEP_Supp_FairyActivity.pdf
List of possible fairy activities
AEP_Supp_FairyHaiku.pdf
Samples of fairy haiku
AEP_Supp_FlowerBarker.pdf
Description and samples of Cecily Mary Barker / flower fairies
Sites to Explore
www.fairyhouses.com
www.fairygardens.com/colorbook/colorbook.html
faerie.monstrous.com
hubpages.com/hub/Plan-a-Fairy-Party-for-Less-Than-Fifty-Dollars
www.iofm.net/community/kidscorner/creatures/fairies.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy
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