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Fairy Tales Folk Tales Fun Tales




Common Elements of Fairy Tales

1. A fairy tale begins with "Once upon a time...”

2. Fairy tales happen in the long ago.

3. Fairy Tales have fantasy and make believe in them.

4. Fairy Tales have clearly defined Good characters vs. Evil characters.

5. Royalty is usually present in a fairy tale, a beautiful princess/handsome prince.

6. There may be magic with giants, elves, talking animals, witches or fairies. 7. Fairy tales have a problem that needs to be solved.

8. It often takes three tries to solve the problem.

9. Fairy tales have happy endings – “they all lived happily ever after.”

10. Fairy tales usually teach a lesson or have a theme.


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