Goldilocks and the Three Bears Toddler Activities

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Toddler Activities

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…

Three Bears Toddler Activities

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?

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35 Comments

  1. 18th January 2015 / 20:47

    That’s excellent Sarah. You have some brilliant ideas.
    You should run a play group.

  2. 18th January 2015 / 22:26

    These are great! We will have to have a go at making them. x

  3. 18th January 2015 / 23:14

    EnJoyed reading your blog, those spoons are a good idea!

  4. 19th January 2015 / 09:30

    Thank you for the blog post! Absolutely love the spoons. I know if I tried to make something like that they would look nowhere near as good 🙂

  5. 19th January 2015 / 13:13

    It’s amazing how much you can do with simple wooden spoons! x

  6. 20th January 2015 / 09:26

    They look absolutely fab! I adore them, well done, you’ve done a great job.

    I’m sure that Daniel will love them.

    Thanks for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday x

  7. 20th January 2015 / 09:41

    They look great! My daughter’s doing Goldilocks in Reception this term, so will have a play around with this 🙂 #LetKidsBeKids

  8. 20th January 2015 / 10:19

    Great idea. The wooden spoons look fab, I’m sure they will be a big hit.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  9. 20th January 2015 / 13:33

    That’s a fabulous idea – those wooden spoons look great and love the word mat too. Might have to try this with my eldest at some stage 🙂

    • 25th January 2015 / 14:36

      Great Louise – would love to see how you get on if you do try it out x

  10. 20th January 2015 / 19:42

    That’s a lovely idea. These classic stories are so awesome to share with toddlers and this is a super way of enjoying the story.

    • 25th January 2015 / 14:36

      thank you – we love the classic books like this x

  11. 22nd January 2015 / 13:19

    Love this idea and I know my little ones would as well. Not sure I could get them to look as good as yours though!

    • 25th January 2015 / 14:35

      I am sure you could Clare! x

  12. 22nd January 2015 / 23:10

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    #ToddlerApprovedTuesday See you next week!

  13. twinderelmo2014
    23rd January 2015 / 08:42

    Awesome idea. Love the spoons x

  14. lucy
    23rd January 2015 / 19:48

    What a fabulous idea. Never been so crelative.
    We get a story sack from nursery once every half term. This week we got the three Billy goats gruff. Inside there is a book, three goats and the troll and 4yo and 5yo have loved acted out the story.

    • 25th January 2015 / 14:33

      awww, how lovely. Billy goats Gruff is on my list with Daniel too. Lots that can be done with that story, especially the drama side of things x

  15. 26th January 2015 / 20:21

    Wow these are great. I have no artistic skill at all. My kids have no idea what I have drawn. I end up writing! These look fab. Thanks for linking. #sundaystars

  16. 22nd February 2015 / 14:24

    This is a great idea! This would work well with some other stories too, like Three little pigs or red riding hood.

  17. 21st April 2015 / 19:37

    That looks great! They definitely look like the story character! 🙂 xx

  18. cjfriess
    5th October 2015 / 08:08

    These puppets are great. We made a story sack using the Goldilocks story. Storysacks are another great way of extending a child’s experience of a story https://storysnug.com/2015/07/storysacks/

    #readwithme

    • 6th October 2015 / 07:42

      thanks for the info – I really do need to make a story sack up for my two x

  19. 5th October 2015 / 22:13

    Great creative ideas. Saw mini wooden spoons in Sainsburys last week at 4 for 40p if anyone wants to follow Sarah’s activity #readwithme

    • 6th October 2015 / 07:40

      thanks for sharing the above – I’ll have to have a look in Sainsburys! x

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