In this Slovakian Folk Tale, an independent princess is determined to disobey her parents when they suggest she marry a neighbouring prince.
Content with her tower and her embroidery, she is surprised when a magical pigeon lands on her windowsill and alters her fate, future and destiny. It is a folk tale that weaves and winds its way through many magical twists and turns and leaves us considering the true beauty found in the pigeon's breast.
After listening to the story consider the following questions/activities:
Pigeons are a common bird and we often overlook that which we see everyday. If you spend some time watching pigeons you will notice that they are both beautiful and intelligent. Try the 'Pigeon Spotting' activity over in Nature Activities.
Birds come I all different shapes and sizes and one way we can learn to distinguish between species is by drawing them, try this fun 'Paper Craft Pigeon' activity in art and craft
In this story there is one underlying theme throughout and that is of the king and queen insisting the princess do something she doesn't want to do. Has that ever happened to you? How did it make you feel?