Fairytale fridge magnets

Fairy tales are such an important part of childhood, helping children explore emotions, and think about experiences in the big wide world from the safe and secure environment of home. Make a set of DIY fairy tale fridge magnets for some fun storytelling of your own.

Create a set of DIY fairy tale fridge magnets for creative storytelling. Great to keep kids busy while you're cooking!


DIY fairy tale fridge magnets

Getting the children to do the storytelling themselves is a great way for them to practise their language and use their creativity, as they adapt the story and give it their own personal twists. Using traditional characters is a good way to hook them into the story telling – but soon you’ll find them making up adventures of their own.

We went with The Gingerbread Man today, but as the magnets are very easy to make you can put together several sets so you can play with them time and time again.

All you need is: some card, some small magnets (we bought ours from eBay), pens and pencils, scissors and some strong glue.

fairy tale story telling

Draw your your characters, cut them out and pop a magnet on the back. Easy-peasy!

fairy tales for kids

As soon as the glue is dry you can put them on the fridge and start telling your stories.

fairy tale story telling

 It’s a great way to keep them entertained while you’re getting dinner ready.

More storytelling activities

For more fairy tale and storytelling ideas, take a look at…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities

Learning how to read with speech bubbles

50 World Book Day ideas


An excellent resource of preschool activities, toghether with 10 printables. Includes math, literacy, art, science and play ideas for thre to fice year olds. Click through to download your copy.


  1. says

    We love magnets here, and I started making some from some leftover stickers one day, but then Princess wouldn’t let me have any more :( Perhaps drawing some pictures, like you have done, will let me finish the job, because I know how much she would love playing with them! Thanks for the idea :)

  2. says

    I do the same as Martianne. I use recycled calendar magnets. We put stickers on them and cut them out. I just made a bunch of nursery rhyme magnets. I didn’t think of fairy tales! My son loves “the big bad wolf.” I’ll have to make a set!!

  3. says

    That is such a cute, easy, creative idea… so cool… we have a chalkboard/magnet wall so I will definately be doing this.

  4. says

    We love doing this too ~ and add felt instead of magnets sometimes so we can use them on our feltboard too!