|"The prince fell instantly in love with Cinderella."|
Once upon a time, in Canada, there lived a pretty girl called Cinderella. She was treated like a servant by her stepmother and her two stepsisters. One day, the Queen and the King decided to have a party for their son, the prince. They hoped that he could choose a wife from the girls who came. Cinderella’s stepsisters made her spend lots of time combing their hair. She wanted to go to the ball too, but they would not let her They laughed right at her when she asked to go along. Alone at home, Cinderella was surprised when a “white fairy” appeared before her. The fairy told her to go find “a pumpkin, a rat, and two white mice.” The fairy godmother waved her wand and caused the pumpkin to become a coach, the mice to become horses, and the rat to turn right into a coachman. Then it was time for Cinderella’s clothes to change. Her rags became a lovely gown and her wooden shoes turned into “delicate glass slippers”. When she got to the ball, everyone looked at her in surprise! Who was she? The prince fell in love with the girl. When Cinderella ran away at midnight, she lost one of her shoes. It slipped right off. She ran, but soon she “was back in her tattered dress”. She hurried to get home. In the morning, the prince came to all the houses, looking for the girl who could wear that glass slipper. The stepsisters could not wear it! Their feet were much too big. Then Cinderella asked if she could have a turn. Her sisters laughed a lot! But the prince looked into Cinderella’s eyes and gave her a chance. The slipper fit “perfectly on her delicate foot.” They had a huge celebration for the wedding, and everyone was invited. Cinderella even invited her stepmother and sisters.
From Cinderella: Pop-Up Book Canada: Creative Publishing
Notes: The pop-ups really work nicely in this book! Children 8 and younger will have lots of fun with this, and those 6 and younger will appreciate the very few words to read! Sometimes children feel intimidated by a book with a lot of pages.
Montessori Connection Ages 6-9: Grace and Courtesy/Make a Pop-Up Thank You Card
1. Read the story, and look closely at the illustrations.
2. Think about a person that you would like to make a card for, maybe to thank them for something nice that they did to you.
3. Gather supplies: colored paper, scissors, tape, pencil and eraser, markers to color with.
4. Make the outside of your card: a. choose your color. b. fold the paper to make a neat rectangle or square. c. write a message on the outside of the card, lightly, with pencil. d. get it checked for spelling. e. write over it with a pretty color.
5. Make the pop-up part: a. Decide what shape you want to pop up. Example: heart, shoe, smiley-face. It needs to be size medium or large, NOT tiny! b. draw the shape on paper, cut it out, and color it in.
c. cut two strips of paper in different colors. Each should be about 1/4 inch wide by about 12 inches long. d. holding the strips together, fold one over the first, then the second one over the first, taking turns so that when you are done, you have a tiny accordion of paper. e. tape one end of the accordion securely to the inside of your card. f. tape the other end securely to your shape. g. close the card and put it in an envelope. h. when the person opens it, the shape you made will pop-up !