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Let's celebrate with this timeless and classic fairy story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Teaching aids to print and prepare:
Print story time materials in the materials column: 1. cottage template, character figures | puppets template - One set for educator. Print activity sheets and puzzle as needed.
Note: This can also be a homemade toy for children conducting the activity at home, read below for ideas.
1. Ideas for use:
Felt board: Cut cottage and figures templates and use on a standard felt board. Tape a piece of sand paper to the back of the templates, this help them stick to the board.
Stand-up figures: Cut the cottage template and tape against toilet paper tubes (cut the tube in half) . Cut and assemble the character figures and tape against a Lego block or small pieces of toilet paper tub, or use stand template provided. Trace over sturdy paper or thin card board.
*Homemade Toy | Fairy Tale Dramatic Play Figures: Print all the templates on sturdy paper and laminate. Glue the cottage against the shorter side of a small/medium size shoe box or toilet paper tube. Tape the figures against Lego blocks (standard size). You may want to decorate the box with wrapping paper. Children can store the figures in the box, along with other small toys.
Activity 1 > Read Goldilocks and The Three Bears - Online or Offline
After assembling the materials above use them to support the story telling.
If you have a book with the story, that works best. Here are online versions:
Version 1 > LearningEnglishKids @ britishcouncil.org
Version 2: Read and print this short version @ dltk-kids.com
Using the printed version of your choice review and replay the story:
Move the figures around to support the story line. Sizing > Point the different sizes of the bears: Papa Bear is big, Mama Bear is medium sized and Baby Bear is small as well as the bowls, the chairs and beds.
* Discuss the message that can be learned from this story: Should we or Goldilocks enter the house of a person without their permission or without being invited? Should we or Goldilocks touch and use their property?, etc.
Activity 2 > Math Skill: Goldilocks & The Three Bears - Pattern Activity
Print the activity sheet in color or black & white. The purpose of this activity is for the child to recognize and complete simple patterns, this is an important math skill. The activity sheet has instructions for conducting the activity.
Activity 3 > Reasoning Skills: Goldilocks & The Three Bears Sizing Activity
Print the activity sheet in color or black & white.
The purpose is to compare objects by sizes conducting different exercises and pictures.
Match Game Card Game: Print two copies the activity sheet to make a fun match game as well - glue the pages to thin cardboard first, then cut to make the cards more durable and can be used frequently.
Activity 4 > Goldilocks and The Three Bears Online Puzzle and Printable Puzzle
Visit this link for a fun 6 piece online puzzle - click shapes to increase the amount of pieces.
Print this puzzle
(the same image as the online puzzle) and glue to thin cardboard
(cereal box) or card stock, cover with clear contact paper for durability and cut
through the dotted line for a 4 piece puzzle. As the child
masters the puzzle cut the pieces further or make different size sets
depending on the group of children. Use the puzzle as a surprise
award for completing all the activities.
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