Three Billy Goats Gruff

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"Who's that trip trapping over my bridge?" 

This classic tale is sure to inspire imaginations. With a scary troll and three plucky goats with courage and cunning this traditional story is sure to be well loved. Bring this story to life with using a set of goats and a troll character. Use fabrics, natural materials and some woodland/meadow trees and plants to create a scene for your story to be told. Use the figures to retell the story and think about how the different characters are feeling. A great story to engage children in, ask questions about Why did the troll lived under a bridge? Why did he want to eat the goats? Why did the goats want the cross the bridge?

Other activities might include:

-Can the children build a suitable bridge/crossing for the goats to get across the river? look at different materials - cardboard tubes, lego, natural material. 
-cut out some pictures/draw the characters and make puppets
-make character masks
- make a recipe for goat stew
- nature study of trees/plants found in a woodland/meadow nearby (make sketches, look at books from library, take photos, bark rubbings, painting, collages etc)
-learn all about goats
- look at the sounds 'g' and 't' the sound 'oa'
- design a raft for the goats to use instead
- sequence story pictures
-make up your own ending for the story