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Amazing Cinderella Activities for Preschool at Home (C-Cinderella)

It’s our third week of homeschool for my kindergartner and preschooler. Our Disney Homeschool lessons started with Ariel and Belle last week, and now we’re excited for C-C-Cinderella! Our super letter this week is C and I’m sharing lots of cinderella activities for preschool at home.

​I love using fairytale activities to help educate my girls. From Snow White to Little Mermaid, incorporating Disney has a been a great way to make educational activities even more magical for young children. Here is our preschool theme for Cinderella week so let’s dive into the magical world of this beloved story.

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Disney Themed Kindergarten and Preschool Activities at Home

Cinderella Sensory Bin

We always start our days with tabletop time and sensory play. This week is of course filled with fairy tale activities. My girls are always SO excited to see their new bins for the week on Monday mornings. These activities keep them busy for a little bit while I make any final preparations or tend to their baby sister before her first nap.

This week’s bin includes black beans, white pumpkins from the Dollar Tree, these clear plastic shoes, mini carriages and the jewels they LOVE playing with. I also add toys that match the weekly theme from our existing toy bin. I try to use as many things from my craft or party stash without having to buy anything new.

Traditional Fairy Tales: Story of Cinderella Books to Read

I found a Cinderella story book on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited called “Cinderella Stories Around the World“. This book shared four stories from different cultures that are similar to the classic Cinderella tale we all know and love.

When reading, we always discuss story elements too. This week prompted lots of social studies and cultural lesson plans, from Egypt to China. Other books we read this week include:

Cinderella Craft Worksheets and Activities

I found lots of free Cinderella themed worksheets and fun activities on Pinterest. One of my favorites is this Cinderella alphabet color by letter printable set. There are several pages so we did one per day. This gave my girls extra practice for letter recognition for english language arts skills.

Cinderella Activities for Preschool

Montessori Cleaning Activities

In addition to undertaking our new homeschool venture, we are also in the process of selling our current home. Cinderella coincided with the week we had a photographer come to photograph our condo to list it for sale so naturally there was a lot of cleaning to do.

A quick Google search found tons of Montessori cleaning activities and games and I knew this mini lesson would be a great hands-on way for my girls to have fun and practice their life skills.

Cinderella Activities for Preschool

Cinderella Carriage Balloon STEM Activity

This was my favorite Cinderella activity for the week! For our physical science lesson, I really wanted to make a carriage. I couldn’t find anything that resembled a carriage, but I did see a balloon powered car and thought with a few modifications we could make it work.

We learned the difference between axles, chassis, and wheels. Then, we tested out the carriage blowing the balloon up to small, medium and large sizes and swapping out the straw for larger items. With each trial, we discussed what happened.

We spent several hours doing this activity. My husband even got involved insisting he could make the carriage go faster and a further distance.

Cinderella Activities for Preschool Math

For math this week, we used pearls strung on a silver pipe cleaner. I wrote numbers on foam pumpkins I had in my craft stash so we could practice number recognition. We also worked on addition and subtraction with pumpkin candy corn. Of course, the subtraction mostly came from my girls eating them.

Lastly, we introduced patterns this week. I provided lots of different beads (all from the Dollar Tree) to practice creating different patterns.

5-Day Lesson Plans with Cinderella: Exploring Kindness and Imagination

Introduction to Cinderella and Storytelling (Day 1)

  • Craft: Make a carriage (as documented above) or use paper plates like this instead.
  • Activity: Introduce the Cinderella story through a picture book or retelling.
  • Snack: Enjoy “pumpkins” aka Cutie Oranges

Royal Ball Etiquette and Manners (Day 2)

  • Craft: Create a fancy placemat for a royal tea party.
  • Educational Activity: Discuss manners and polite behavior like Cinderella at the ball.
  • Snack: Host a tea party with “elegant” fruit tea and mini finger sandwiches.

Fairy Godmother’s Math and Creativity (Day 3)

  • Craft: Craft a magic Fairy Godmother wand using paper, ribbon, and glitter.
  • Educational Activity: Count and sort “fairy gems” (colored beads or buttons).
  • Snack: Have “star wand” pretzels with hummus.

Kindness and Helping Others (Day 4)

  • Activity: Talk about kindness and helping friends, just like Cinderella.
  • Craft: Make “kindness pumpkins” with positive messages.
  • Snack: Enjoy cheese and crackers just like Cinderella’s mice friends.

Enchanted Shoe Hunt and Dress-Up Day (Day 5)

  • Activity: Have a shoe hunt around the house like Cinderella’s lost slipper.
  • Craft: Decorate paper shoes or put on a costume of Cinderella’s dress as fun ways to play.
  • Snack: Celebrate with “glass slipper” cookies.

Throughout the week, your little one will immerse themselves in Cinderella’s world, exploring kindness, manners, and the joy of storytelling. Having a fun Cinderella movie night is a great idea too!

Each activity is designed for preschool & prek age to captivate their imagination and instill important values, all while having fun in the process. Enjoy this enchanting week of learning and play!

C-Cinderella Week Preschool Printable Worksheets

Don’t forget to download the Cinderella and engaging fairy tale worksheets to help your little princess practice the letter “C”, hone their fine motor skills via cutting and learn numbers 1 through 5! 

Disney Preschool at Home

A – Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) -or- Ariel (Little Mermaid)

B – Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

C – Cinderella

D – Dumbo

E – Eva (Wall-E)

F – Fairies

G – Genie

H – Hei Hei (Moana)

I – Inside Out

J – Jack Skellington

K – Kevin (Up)

L – Lilo or Lightning McQueen

M – Monster’s Inc

N – Nemo (Finding Nemo)

O – Olaf (Frozen)

P – Pascal (Tangled)

Q – Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)

R – Raya 

S – Snow White

T – Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

U – Ursula

V – Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph)

W – Woody

X – Rex (Toy Story)

Y – Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)

Z – Zootopia

***All copyrights and trademarks of the character images and references used belong to their respective owners. This is not a licensed product. I do not claim ownership to any of the characters/graphics used in this free printable download. I do not claim ownership of any of the movies or characters mentioned in my preschool at home activities.

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  • Kayla Peloquin

    A blogger, Social Media Specialist and digital influencer, Kayla is the founder and driving force behind MommyofaPrincess.com, a blog designed to provide party planning ideas, family travel tips, and fun DIY projects with her Millennial 'Girl Mom' audience. She has partnered with several brands, a few favorites include Walt Disney World, Google, Coca-Cola, Carters and LEGOLAND Florida. This venture perfectly fits her current lifestyle with two young daughters.

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