We read The Country Bunny and the Little Gold
Shoes and thoroughly enjoyed this gentle but powerful story.
Then we discussed whether we knew of any other kind and helpful
beings that get magical powers from a special item of clothing. Our
discussion brought up characters from other stories, angels, fairies
We are learning about story elements and how to
write stories. We used the concepts we are learning to brainstorm
ideas and then write our own stories, plus a whole class story about
a kind and helpful character with magical powers. Our class story
and a downloadable story map sequencing activity that goes with our
story is below. To complete our Kidspiration activity you need to
click and drag the story events in yellow boxes into the correct
order on the story map. The first and sixth events are already in
place on the map.
to see more of the work we did for this project.
Cinderella and the Golden Bracelets
Once upon a time a boy named Raymond
climbed a beanstalk to see what was at the top. The top of the
beanstalk was covered with clouds and Raymond wondered what was up
When Raymond got to the top of the
beanstalk he saw a castle. He went inside the castle. Raymond walked
around inside the castle, going into lots of rooms. When he decided
it was time to leave, he realised he couldn't find his way out of
the castle. Raymond was sad and started to cry. He was scared and he
knew his mother would be worried about him.
There was a kind giant named Jacob
who used to live in the castle. Jacob the Giant was like a
super-hero and he could sense when people where in trouble. He knew
Raymond was lost in the castle. Jacob was too big to climb the
beanstalk anymore and he had to ask Cinderella to help Raymond.
Cinderella was a kind lady who
married a prince and was living happily with him in a palace. Jacob
the Giant knew Cinderella would be able to help Raymond if he gave
her a special powerful gift. Jacob gave her two golden bracelets to
When she put the bracelets on her
wrists Cinderella found she could see through walls. She could see
into rooms and see what was inside them. The bracelets also gave
Cinderella the power to move really fast, and this she did as she
hurried up the beanstalk to save Raymond.
When Cinderella got to the castle she
used her super seeing power and looked through the walls. She saw
where Raymond was and quickly hurried inside to rescue him.
Cinderella found Raymond crying in the corner of a room. He was sad
and wanted his mother.
Cinderella took Raymond back down the
beanstalk to his mother's house. When Raymond saw his mother he ran
to her and hugged her. Cinderella gave the special golden bracelets
to Raymond and told him that he could only ever use them to save
people who are in trouble. And that is what he did for the rest of
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Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Kidspired Bunnies