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Retrace the steps of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland in this dark ride for all ages.
- The White Rabbit’s House
- Tulgey Wood
- The Queen’s Garden
- The Mad Hatter
- Tweedledee and Tweedledum
- The Cheshire Cat
- The Queen of Hearts
- And finally make it to the “unbirthday” party, where you’re the guest of honor!
You can read more about the attraction on the Disneyland website.
Alice in Wonderland for your Homeschool
Even if you don’t read the whole books, choose selected passages to read and study. Like this one:
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them–all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other. In the very middle of the court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them–`I wish they’d get the trial done,’ she thought, `and hand round the refreshments!’ But there seemed to be no chance of this, so she began looking at everything about her, to pass away the time.
The language is rich with lessons in spelling, vocabulary, and more.
Depending on the age of your student, this one passage could provide lots of
opportunities for learning. Here are some ideas:
- Vocabulary: throne, assembled, knave, scroll, parchment, tarts, trial,
- Draw a picture to illustrate this scene
- Create a diorama
- Use the passage for copywork.
- Do a dictation with the passage
- Bake tarts
- Make a parchment scroll
- Study the character trait of patience.
- Pretend you are Alice, and look at everything around you…make a list
“Off with their heads!”
Watch one of the Alice in Wonderland movies. These are great stand-alone or to watch and then compare/contrast to the books.
Throw an Alice in Wonderland Mad Tea Party!
For a fun art activity, check out this Alice in Wonderland coloring book with ornately detailed drawings.
And don’t forget, too, that both parks have the Mad Tea Party attraction, based on the Mad Hatter’s Unbirthday Party. Read more on the Disneyland or Walt Disney World sites.
Free online studies:
Alice in Wonderland: A Unit Study in 12 Parts – Chapter by chapter pages, each includes suggested vocabulary, reading comprehension questions, fun activities, and more.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Grammar – Free grammar printables.
Alice movie night with ideas for themed snacks and more.
Alice in Wonderland for Older Students – Includes chapter summaries, themes, motifs, symbols, character and quote analysis and more.
Some general ideas for literature studies:
- Write a book report
- Give a speech
- Create a power point presentation about the author or book
- Make a diorama of a scene from the story
- Act out a portion of the story
- Write a letter to (or from) one of the characters
- Make a poster to advertise the book
- Write a ‘what happens next’ story
- Find other works by the same author, from the same time period or writing style.
- Choose passages for copywork or dictation.
- Do vocabulary and/or spelling projects.
- Study the history of the story setting.
- Do an author study.
- Read the story and watch the corresponding movie, then discuss or write about similarities and differences.
- Write a review of the book or movie, telling someone why they should or should not read/watch it.