Teachers, Educators and K-3 Stage Co ordinators!

As an incursion provider, Fairy Poppilina is able to relate to any unit of study by providing appropriate stories and follow up discussion.  To date, some of the units she has catered for include:

Fairytales and Folktales

In this session, your students will receive a ‘fairytale daisy chain’ with all the elements contained in a fairytale and elucidation of same. This is followed by the performance of a RESOLVED performance of Goldilocks [with a letter writing activity].  Then, the children will be taught the differences between a fairytale and a folktale culminating in the storytelling performance of The Gingerbread Man.

Sense of Belonging

For this unit of study, Fairy Poppilina highlights the difference between truly KNOWING your sense of belonging and LEARNING where you belong.  This is first discussed followed by the presentation of two stories:Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey.

The Narrative Unit

The narrative or ‘the whole story’ appears in three forms; namely: autobiographical, biographical and captivity.  The retelling of ‘How I Became A Pirate’ by Melinda Long focuses on the biographical narrative.  Subsequently, students will have the opportunity imagine they are like Jeremy Jacobs from the story and come up with their own adventure [pirates, mermaids, fairies etc].

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fairy Poppilina has a very engaging performance of this well known story [even going so far as to explain the leaf’s perspective].  Highly educational!

‘The Tadpole’s Promise’ can also be presented as an additional story of metamorphosis.


The theme of consequences is explored in the presentation of ‘Noah Dreary’ by Aaron Blabey and ‘Never Say No To A Princess’ by Tracy Corderoy.

Greek Myths and Aesop’s Fables

Fairy Poppilina touches on the origins of Greek mythology before presenting Pandora’s Box’.  A brief outline of Aesop, a slave and storyteller and the notion of fables, is undertaken prior to the retelling of two of Aesop’s fables.


In this session, Fairy Poppilina explains the purpose of poetry, the importance of ‘adopting’ a poet and always having a ‘plate of poems’.  There is a poetry to art exercise [subsequent to explaining how poetry has inspired art].


  • All students receive a ‘fairy certificate’ with a special magical name bestowed.

For a full detailed brochure on ‘Themes and Educational Outcomes’, (links to the K-2 curriculum) please contact me!

Great stories change lives.  They introduce us to characters whom we don’t normally encounter in our day to day existences, they take us on adventures, they help us learn important lessons; essentially stories are pivotal to our emotional and educational development.