Princess and the Pea

We are in full production mode in our little classroom. We have been cutting, gluing and painting away! My second graders really enjoyed this project of the Princess and the Pea. I read the story first, then the students started stacking their paper mattresses. Twenty, yes, twenty mattresses with a pea underneath is what our story said the princess needed for a good night sleep. We used split peas under our mattresses! 

Princess and the Pea

Princess and the Pea

Week One: Student stacked pre-painted paper. 
We all counted together. 1, 2, 3…. 
Next we added the bed frame and posts.

Week Two: Students created ladders and a princess and of course some students wanted to make a prince instead of a princess.


 Check out the sleeping beauty!
 I love the little hands on this princess.


Ribbons and a pea were glued down to complete our project.

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    February 18, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Adorable !! Will have to try this with our “Long Ago and Far Away” unit. Happy Weekend !!

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    February 18, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I tried this with fabric last year and it was a bit of a mess, but I love the look of the painted paper, so I'm going to try it again your way. Did the students pre-paint the strips the previous class? Did you cut the strips yourself? Thanks! 🙂

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    Art Project Girl
    February 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Hahaha I love it! I love that we posted the same exact time. Paper and/or ribbon seem a lot more manageable to me then fabric and still it wasn't easy!

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    February 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    This project was done with my MD students and a very challenging 2nd grad class- all combined in my classroom. I agree it took longer and was not as easy as I thought it could be.

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    Mrs. Belzer
    February 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I love how colorful they are! Beautiful project both ways- paper or ribbon! Thanks fo sharing!

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