There are many fairy activities that can be incorporated into play dates, events and parties.
Also check out more fairy badge programs for additional ideas to incorporate into your events.
- Fairy Crafts
- Fairy Food
- Fairy Houses
- Fairy Play: Games
1. Learn about fairies.
To learn about fairies, you can read a book or watch a movie. Before purchasing anything, check out what you already have. You may find fairies hiding on your shelves. Find out about different types of fairy (faerie, fay, etc.) in different cultures. Search the Web for free offerings.
2. Disney fairies.
Disney fairies are the most recognized by kids. Review the offerings Disney has to offer from movies through games. Watch a movie featuring Disney fairies. If you find activities that go with a particular movie, see if they would be good additional activities. Would you recommend these activities to others?
3. Cottingley fairies.
The Cottingley fairies were photos supposedly taken with two girls from England. Read about these famous photos. Create your own faux images with fairies in them, exploring ways to make them more realistic.
4. Flower fairies.
Flower fairies, created by Cicely Mary Barker between 1930 and 1950, are a very popular version of fairies. Check out the official site and explore the offerings there. Make your own flower fairies by observing flowers and designing your own dress from flower petals and leaves.
5. Make me a fairy.
With either purchased items or those created by the fairies themselves, let everyone be fairies. Include flower garlands, wings and wands at a minimum. You can also do face painting and make hair glitter. These items will go home with each fairy.
Make sure you take pictures of each fairy to include with a thank you note as a reminder of this special activity. Use a duplicate of these pictures to create a special fairy scrapbook for yourself. You can create a special mural for fairy photos.
6. Fairy hunt.
Create fairies and hide them before your participants arrive. You can craft fairies, purchase fairies or if you’re doing a night event, use short strings of colored lights or battery-powered LEDs. During the fairy hunt, make sure everyone is quiet so they don’t scare the fairies. Ask one person to lead a group on the hunt and make sure they know where one fairy is so they can show their group. Then, let everyone else look.
Depending on your fairies and how you hide them, you can have your participants document their hunt with:
- Note where the fairy was found in a fairy journal
7. Name the fairy.
Create cards with pictures of various fairies on them. See how many your participants can guess correctly. Be sure to include some fairies that are more cultural.
8. Fairy tea party.
Fairies drink nectar and eat sweet foods. You can add small finger foods. Make leaf placemats and napkin rings as well as centerpieces and small gifts that all fit the fairy theme. Play light music (classical or instrumental) or place wind chimes about with a fan blowing on them.
Find recipes to create your own fairy-themed tea party. You can also see the Enrichment Project badge program “Fairy Food” for more ideas.
9. Coloring and paper puzzles.
Very young fairy fans might like coloring sheets of their favorite fairies. You can provide find-a-word puzzles, from easy to complex, as well as other paper games. Search the Web or your own stash of activities to find fairy-related coloring sheets and paper puzzles.
10. Hidden treasures.
For a smaller gathering, assign colors to each fairy participant. Create trails of fairy dust to starting clues for a treasure hunt that ends up with a special gift for each fairy. You can have one gift or continue with clues for multiple gifts, such as an entire fairy outfit to collect before attending the Fairy Tea Party (see Step 8). If you’re planning on doing multiple gifts, color code clues with ribbons of the same color as your fairy dust.
11. Fairy flowers.
Provide pots, soil and seeds for bright colored flowers or replace the seeds with potable flowers. Let your participants know you’re sharing your fairy garden with them.
12. Fairy stories.
Create a circle with your fairies. Ask each fairy to tell a story. Pass around a special wand or faux flower to identify the storyteller. Keep your stories to fairies or other fantasy creatures.
13. Create a unique event for a group.
Use this and the other four fairy badge programs to create a unique event for a group. Document your activities, what worked (and didn’t) and what you would change if you do it again.
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