Fairytale Cookbook

The Fairytale Cookbook is a unique and engaging way to bring the magic of creating stories into the classroom. Let Impro Melbourne expertly provide the recipe for your students to tell great stories either through a Fairytale Cookbook show or workshop.

Fairytale Cookbook Show – Prep to 6

Open The Fairytale Cookbook, choose your ingredients, and let us whip you up an improvised fairytale as you've never seen before. Start off with a Hero, add a splash of Pirate King, or spice it up with a Witch... the choice is yours!

The Fairytale Cookbook performance is an improvised storytelling format created especially with kids in mind. The audience helps cast the actors, choose the characters for the tales, and guide the Hero safely (or dangerously!) through the adventure they have created.

The Fairytale Cookbook is a unique chance for the students to comprehend the elements of story and genre and have REAL input into a show rather than passive predetermined pantomime choices of the past.

Linking to Victorian Curriculum F- 10 Levels 1, 2 and 3, The Fairytale Cookbook encourages students to listen, respond, share ideas and think creatively. The story creation ‘recipe’ from the show can immediately be taken back into the classroom to continue developing the students’ skills in storytelling and creative writing.

Duration: 50 mins + 10 Mins Q & A
Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, Languages, The Humanities – History, Civics and Citizenship
Capabilities: Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical

Bookings: Regional Arts Victoria Fairytale Cookbook Show

Fairytale Cookbook Workshop - Prep to 6  

Using well-established fairytale archetypes as ingredients and classical story design as the method, your students will understand not only what makes a great story, but also how to construct one themselves, with their personal unique twists.

The elements introduced are Character Archetype, Character Description, Character Role and Classic Story Structure. By placing these elements in the form of a “Recipe”, the students absorb the learning quickly through direct engagement and practical application … and it’s fun! The participants will build and perform their own stories in the workshop. More importantly, they will be able to take this understanding of story forward into the classroom and their own creative writing.

Linking to Victorian Curriculum Levels F - 4, The Fairytale Cookbook Workshop encourages students to listen, respond, share ideas and think creatively. They will work individually and also as part of a creative team, exercising their personal and interpersonal communication skills.

Duration 60 or 90 mins
Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts, Languages, The Humanities – History, Civics and Citizenship
Capabilities: Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical

Bookings: Regional Arts Victoria Fairytale Cookbook Workshop

Fairytale Cookbook was created by Jason Geary.