OK I'll throw my hat in the ring on this one. I'm going to take it in a different direction than the others I've seen so far. I'm going to map out a fairy tale like a story map, showing the order the elements of the story occur in, and setting a story or two on my map. Trust me it will make sense when you see it. First thing is to make a list of common fairy tale elements. This is what I have so far:

Fair maiden, Princess, Queens, Kings, Princes, Fool, Three Brothers

Talking Animals, Old Couple, Fairy god mothers,

Witch, Evil Step family, Giants, Trolls

Home, Castles, Balls,Disguises, Magic Food

Cruel Labor, Curse, Happily Ever After, Treasure, Lost, Fitting End, Fitting Punishment, Lies, Attempted Murder, Dead Suitors