DA#26 – The 5 Misfits

How can we make the characters of a book become the driver for self-esteem and participation using digital and analogical expression techniques?

Starting with the illustrated book “The Five Misfits” by Beatrice Alemagna, children take an artistic and emotional journey in which they discover that people’s flaws are also what makes them special.  Children listen to the story and create their own misfits using simple materials, bringing them “to life” with a simple app, and inventing a different ending for the story. At school, the children transform themselves into the characters of the story through a series of psychomotor and theater experiences. The stories invented by the children and all their experiments are collected to create an ebook.

An idea from

Caterina Fabbri – Catia Podeschi, ECEC educators at the Kindergarten “Gli amici di Ulisse”, Pietracuta – Italy.

In co-design with Zaffiria.


7 activities (40 min each)


3-5 years


  1. Enhance communication channels, verbal and non-verbal.
  2. Fostering self-esteem and participation.
  3. Increasing attention and listening skills.

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