HE FAIRY OF LOVE
What's this bruise? You've been fighting again?!' mum frowned, as her son walked through the door.
‘Yes, I… he destroyed the little boys' sandcastle…' Tom started to explain.
‘You promised not to fight!' mum interrupted. ‘You're not allowed out to play anymore.'
‘Mum wants to teach Tom to be kind. The boy stuck up for some younger boys. Why is he being punished?' the Fairy of Love thought to herself when she heard mum's words. She flew up to mummy and whispered the magical word ‘love' into her ear.
‘All right son, don't be upset. You know I love you more than anyone else in the world, and I don't want you to grow up to be a fighter,' mum said suddenly.
‘Mum, the boys spent all morning building a sandcastle, then a bigger boy destroyed it because he was bored. I helped them build it again,' Tom said happily, as his mum washed his wound and stroked his hair.
‘ P The p arents and kids need love more than anything else in the world,' the Fairy of Love thought to herself. And she flew off around the world, whispering the magical word ‘love' in people's ears, so that everyone remembered how important it was.
Questions to accompany the story
Who do you love most of all?
What would you like to get from the Fairy of Love?
Imagine the Fairy of Love gives you her magic wand for a day. If you touch someone with the wand, they'll love you straight away. Who would you touch with the magic wand?
Short movement game: ‘The gates of love'
Two children are picked to be the ‘gates of love'.
The ‘gates' hold hands and raise their arms in the air. The others form a chain and walk under the ‘gates'. Upon the teacher's command, the gates come down and catch one of the children, and everyone says why they like this person.
Creative game: ‘The Fairy of Love'
The children stand in a circle and close their eyes. The teacher asks the children to think of the people and things they love most in the world. Then they give one of the children a magic flower from the Fairy of Love and ask the chosen child to talk about the person or item they have thought of. Afterwards, they pass the flower to someone else, until everyone has had a chance to talk about what they love most in the world.
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