CASTLES
In our Reading program, we explore the genre of fairy tales through the theme "Once Upon a Time." Part of our study involves children creating castles with their families.
TIPS FOR CASTLE BUILDING
When building your castle, authenticity counts. You will want to do some research, and model your castle after a real castle or one found in a fairy tale. Think small, too. The base upon which your castle is built should not exceed 12"x16".

To help you get started, view some of the wondrous castles created by former students and their families.
2002 castles
2003 castles
2004 castles
2006 castles
2007 castles
2008 castles
2009 castles
2010 castles

Next you will want to learn some vocabulary for parts of a castle.
Click here for a list.

Below you will find a number of resources
to assist you in exploring the world of castles.


CASTLE RESOURCES
COAT OF ARMS FUN
MORE CASTLE FUN


The book Rumpelstiltskin is a literary piece
that is part of this study.

We greatly enjoy this wonderful story,
and have participated in Internet projects involving it.
Check them out below!

We loved Rumpelstiltskin from A-Z!
See our Rumpelstiltskin CyberDictionary.

Learn about the elements of a fairy tale at
The Fairy Tale Project.

Contact Ms. Jacoby
To our Castles and Fairy Tales page
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