This Goldilocks and the Three Bears free printable set is perfect for storytelling. You can use these ideas to explore this classic tale through imaginative play, and to develop sequencing skills and math concepts.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears free printable storytelling kit
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic fairytale, which has several different versions that bring out different aspects of the tale. You can decide whether to have a happy, reconciled ending, with Goldilocks learning the error of her stealing-ways and making an apology and amends, or have the bears chase her off!
Whichever version you choose to pass on to your children, the story offers many educational avenues to explore. Oral storytelling is so important to our culture and to the development of children’s language. As we re-tell familiar tales we practice speech, vocabulary, fluency, confidence, and sequencing.
Goldilocks is also a fairytale which pairs well with a playful maths lesson, as we explore the concepts of big and small, and matching sizes with characters.
And we can talk about the morality of the story, asking the children what they think about Goldilocks’s choices and what they would have done in her circumstances.
You can use these free Goldilocks printables to explore all the ideas.
What’s included in the Goldilocks Storytelling Set
This is a versatile kit which includes:
:: character cards of Goldilocks, Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear, and Baby Bear
:: ‘prop’ cards including a cute wooden cabin, three beds, three chairs, and three bowls
:: storytelling cards with key vocabulary including the words small, medium, and big, too hot, too cold, just right, once upon a time, and all the character names
How to use the Three Bears printables
Print your Goldilocks and the three bears kit onto card, cut them out, and play. You can laminate them for extra durability if you like.
:: include the printables in a storytelling tin
:: use the cards as visual prompts to re-tell the story aloud, or in writing – with the cards providing spelling prompts
:: try a sequencing activity where you order the cards to match the beginning, middle, and end of the story. This helps children understand the framework of storytelling, to recall key events from the story, and to organise their thoughts
:: use the set to play with maths, as you explore ideas of big, medium, and small, and matching bowls, chairs, and beds to the correct character