A Little Princess

(2 customer reviews)


About the story

Little Sara Crewe is kind, smart, imaginative, cultivated, and thoroughly rich. When she arrives at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in London, she’s treated like a princess—until her father dies, having been ruined financially.  Now that she’s poor, she’s banished to the attic and treated worse than her servant friend. But her determination to stay “a princess inside” results in a new friendship that transforms her world overnight.  A Little Princess, is a heartwarming, inspirational story about staying true to your values, no matter what.

About the LitWits Kit

Experience A Little Princess with your students in fun, meaningful ways! Your kids can paint London from Sara’s perspective, recreate “the frustrated banquet” as a pivotal plot point, apply the author’s characterization techniques to their own writing, hear about the French Revolution and the plight of street children in Victorian London, transform Sara-esque jam jars (for better or for worse, without affecting the sweetness inside), and so much more!!

LitWits Kits are web pages that include a printable PDF version. This lesson planning resource is ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free idea with template.


Product Description

The LitWits Kit for A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett - LITWITS

The LitWits Kit for A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Everything in this “experience kit” comes from our unique sensory workshop on A Little Princess. It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.

LitWits Kits are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.) Because our kits live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates! A PDF version is included for easy printing.

The LitWits Kit for A Little Princess includes:

  • sensory prop suggestions, with photos
  • creative project and activity ideas, with photos
  • printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
  • takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
  • printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
  • research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
  • great quotes from the book, where copyright allows

Want a glimpse of our sensory style? Scroll down to get a free idea and template!

This kit is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.

Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.”  At a bare minimum, the use of this kit helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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We’ll send you our Setting Notes template, with a page of teacher tips. It’s a fun, sensory way to explore a story’s setting!

Here are a few options for classroom teachers and homeschoolers. Decide what works best for your classroom or family!

Pull projects, activities, and handouts as needed to stimulate interest, reinforce a concept, or take a break from reading.

Use a suggested prop to trigger a conversation. Ask your kids if they know what the item is, and why it’s significant in the story. You might discover a theme together!

Casually bring up a question from a handout at recess or over dinner, and let the discussion grow from there. Take advantage of tangential learning opportunities!

Do the projects and activities as the book is being read, or after as a reward.

Use one or more prop ideas to support specific learning goals, such as spelling or social studies.

Have your kids research a particular prop in more depth – learn its history and usage, and write a report.

Enjoy the arts and crafts projects as a family or in an after-care group.

Set up the book display in the classroom or living room, and invite your kids to contribute their own story-related items each day.


Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

2 reviews for A Little Princess

  1. Selah Duran (verified owner)

    This was SO fun! I have loved the little princess for a long time, this was a fun way to do projects based on the book! I am very happy with it.😁

    • Jenny (verified owner)

      Thanks so much for your review, Selah! We’ve loved that book (and Sara herself) for a long time too, and are so glad you had as much fun with her story as we did.

  2. Kate (verified owner)

    LitWits are awesome! I have a creative 8 yr old boy and was having a hard time finding any engaging, creative, curriculum that didn’t involve references to popular video games/ TV shows. Then I found LitWits. For me, all the hard stuff is done. They have great art/ experiential activities to get a deeper understanding of the character, time period or situation. They have worksheets that cover history, language arts etc. They have a page devoted to internet resources to further learning..stuff that I couldn’t find when I Googled/Pintristed…things I never would have thought about…but things that my child has enjoyed and gathered deeper learning and understanding from.

    • Jenny (verified owner)

      Wow Kate thanks SO MUCH for this great review! We’re so happy to know our kit worked well for you — we love envisioning you and your son “doing” this great book together. Thank you for sharing so much detail about the things you enjoyed/appreciated most! You’ve made our day. 🙂

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