I wrote last week about some of the things I have done with Daniel using the story of the three little pigs. As it went down so well with Daniel I wanted to look at the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. My crafting prompt this week is ‘wooden spoons’ and I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do. I have seen (on Pinterest!) wooden spoons turned into the characters from the Gruffalo so I thought it might be worth trying the same with the three bears…
I’m not claiming I will win any prizes BUT, Daniel knew they were supposed to be the bears and Goldilocks so job done! I visited the twinkl site to see if they had word mats (which they did) so armed with paper, ink and my laminator I set about creating the wordmat and the story board for Daniel.
He really enjoys ‘reading’ stories back to me, and yesterday he asked to go to his bedroom and he sat for a good 45 minutes reading his books. I love the story boards as it’s so child led – the story can be what they want, as long as it fits with the picture. It’s helping to develop his memory skills and language skills too plus it’s one of the few things he will do with Emma!
I haven’t yet had chance to use the wooden spoon puppets, that will be tomorrow morning before we head to playgroup. I plan to do a puppet show of sorts and then get Daniel to do some activities around size – big for daddy bear, medium for mummy bear and small for baby bear. I have different sized bowls, pictures of chairs and beds so we will be matching the bear to the item.
We will then sing and sign for the three bears song which Daniel loves, as does Emma. I have some colouring print outs from the twinkl site too to use with them both, if they want to.
Do you use books like this to create activities for your children? Which are your favourite ones to use?