Fairy Tale Week ~ Goldilocks and the Three Bears


 Second up for Fairy Tales Week was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A tale that shows that things aren’t always what they seem, case in point, sometimes the big, scary bears are kind and the little, innocent girl is a meanie!

Pudding Painting


Finger Painting with pudding is both fun and tasty! All you need is some chocolate pudding and some bear cut-outs…oh and some kids who won’t mind snacking on the leftover pudding 😉


Teddy Bear Counting

Using Teddy Graham cookies to show one-to-one correspondence. Mr Man did numbers 1-5 and Little Momma showed up to 10.


Sorting by Size

Create a chart or individual pages for each bear {Papa, Mama and Baby} that coordinates with its respective size {big, medium and small}. Discuss these words and their meanings and allow the children to match-up story items accordingly.


I found and printed off bears, chairs, bowls and beds in varying sizes from here.


Hard and Soft Bin


Collect a variety of hard and soft items ( I used food from the play kitchen) into a bin.

Label two bins “hard” and “soft”, respectively. Talk about the words and what they mean. Show your child an example from each category and let them feel the difference between the two.

Then allow your child to sort the items, using their sense of touch to help them categorize each item.

Nesting Bears


I found these sweet, little nesting bears online here – they were fun to colour and assemble and have since become a very popular game for Little Momma and Mr Man to play independently (unexpected bonus!).


Another unexpected learning outcome was my own realization that colouring is fun for grown-ups too! Its calming effect has been an excellent and more than welcome bonus and has become Little Momma and my favourite quiet time activity to do together while the younger kiddos nap!

Porridge Sensory Bin


Grab 3 bears, 3 chairs, 3 bowls and 3 spoons and set-up them up around a bin filled with dry oats {bonus points if you have a yellow-haired doll to play Goldilocks!}. Allow your children to explore – their imaginations will have them retelling and then rewriting the fairy tale in no time!

Related tales we also read and loved:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – a sweet retelling of the classic tale featuring a skipping Goldilocks!

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems – a hilarious version of the story, sure to make everyone laugh!

Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox – poor Goldie is feeling under the weather and has to deal with a pesky brother on top of it – luckily she has many storybook friends who care!

Have you read this fairytale yet? Do you have any other activities to add? Would love to hear and see what you’ve been up to! 

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