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.
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Cinderella Sensory Bin
We always start our days with tabletop time and sensory play. 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.
Cinderella Books to Read
I found a 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. This prompted lots of cultural lessons this week, from Egypt to China. Other books we read this week include:
- Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes
- Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying (As Told By The Wicked Stepmother)
- Cinderella and The Heart of a Champion
- Take Along Tales: Friendship Stories
Cinderella Worksheets and Activities
I found lots of free Cinderella themed worksheets 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.
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 would be a great hands-on way for my girls to have fun and practice their life skills.
Cinderella Carriage Balloon STEM Activity
This was my favorite activity for our Cinderella week! For our 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.
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