The Three Billy Goats Activities Bundles
Less planning, more learning! Save time preparing super fun ESL lessons with The Three Billy Goats story.
♦ Hours of fun, dynamic activities that you can use to bring The Three Billy Goats Gruff story and language to life.
♦ Flexible materials and activities for 6-10 lessons.
♦ Perfect for mixed age groups or to use across a range of levels.
♦ Pick and choose the activities you want. All the activities are great value at around €1 - €2, with bigger and bigger discounts the more you buy.
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Flashcards and game cards
Perfect for a whole host of whole class, small group and pair practice of your target language.
Have fun playing games with these Three Billy Goats flashcards and game cards sets for engaging and effective story language practice.
♦ Help your young learners learn key nature, animal, and story language in a fun, dynamic way.
♦ Try out the included game ideas for interactive practice and ways to learn bigger language.
♦ A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.
Interactive storytelling and retelling
While you can incorporate retelling with any of the resources on this page, these resources are more specifically designed for retelling and manipulating the story.
Your ESL young learners will acquire more language from the story with multiple retellings. The resources below are super helpful for allowing you to do this in dynamic and fun ways. Empower your young learners to tell the story for themselves (or even add their own unique twist on it!)
♦ Especially adapted, simplified text so it’s super easy for you to tell the story in a way that your kids can understand and engage with.
♦ Useful prompts on the back tell you exactly what to say AND provide comprehension checks and ways to promote interaction.
♦ Super adaptable! Use them in storytelling, games, sequencing activities and more.
♦ Perfect for switching up the dynamics and keeping your kids engaged.
♦ Helps you tell the story in an alternative way. Use as well as or instead of the book to incorporate multiple retellings without your kids ever getting bored.
♦ Great for big groups or online. Everyone can see. No peering or jostling to see the pages!
♦ Print in small cards and use in sequencing and story retelling.
♦ Play vocabulary games with the key language in the engaging images.
A brilliant way to get your ESL kids excited about retelling the Three Billy Goats story.
♦ Motivates kids to use useful phrases and expressions.
♦ Pick from a choice of theatre scenes.
♦ Includes simplified theatre script AND activity suggestions that make planning and teaching easy.
A super interactive way to learn and retell the Three Billy Goats story both during and after the craft.
♦ Includes cut and paste templates too! Great for sequencing skills.
♦ Follow the activity suggestions for lots of ways to integrate exciting English practice.
♦ Easy to plan with the included story phrases.
♦ ESL kids are super engaged and motivated to play games and tell the story with their very own story wheel.
Engage your ESL young learners in this integrated skills practice with these Three Billy Goats mini-books. A whole book from just one sheet of paper!
♦ See the excitement from making a whole book from one sheet of paper.
♦ Ideal for practising sequencing skills and at the same time consolidating language from the story.
♦ Easy to cater to different abilities and skills focus by choosing from 4 different templates.
♦ A fun and interactive way to incorporate story retelling, and bring English outside the classroom.
Super sequencing sheets for revising key story language, while at the same time practising important sequencing skills.
♦ A fantastic way to practise story language, including language for expressing intentions and desires.
♦ An easy way to help your learners acquire complete phrases (not just words!) from the story.
♦ Detailed activity procedures to help you plan quickly and efficiently.
♦ Your young learners will LOVE problem solving with this hands-on activity.
Worksheets with a twist
Printables that are perfect for introducing and practising useful vocabulary and phrases from the The Three Billy Goats story. Follow the activity suggestions for dynamic ways to work on receptive and productive skills.
Learn useful key vocabulary from the story with these engaging colouring sheets.
♦ Choose from 3 different sheets to easily differentiate according to ability and age group.
♦ Includes all key story elements, so you can activate the story language easily and effectively.
♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning.
Engage your young learners with key story language while developing pattern recognition and awareness of sizes.
♦ Ideal for developing important maths skills while consolidating story vocabulary in an engaging way.
♦ Super-simple so even your littlest learners will be able to complete the activity without lots of help from you.
♦ Planning made easy with lots of included ideas for how to conduct the activity for maximum interaction and language practice.
Attractive Three Billy Goats write and draw templates to really get your ESL kids excited about writing, drawing and making connections between the story and their own personal experiences.
♦ Ideal for following up on a Three Billy Goats unit/session in a personal way.
♦ Get creative with activating useful nature, animal, place and story language.
♦ Choose from a variety of templates to suit every age and ability.
♦ Includes lots of creative ideas to take straight into class.
Games to make and play
All of these can be made to play before your class, but they are also fantastic for integrating even more language practice because the kids can make their own copies. Super useful for bringing English outside the classroom – your young learners will be so excited to play these at home with their families.
Fun and effective practise of numbers and language from the Three Billy Goats story.
♦ Choose from a range of templates to easily differentiate according to ability, age and vocabulary focus.
♦ A super effective way to provide repetition of useful animal, nature and description language from the story. See the full list below.
♦ Great for an engaging way to practise numbers too!
♦ Follow the tips and suggestions for fun ways to incorporate full sentences and story language in an interactive and dynamic way.
Your ESL kids will have fun while learning useful expressions and story language with these Three Billy Goats board games!
♦ Motivates kids to use useful phrases and expressions.
♦ Useful activity suggestions make lesson planning easy, and give you lots of ideas for different ways to play.
♦ Give your young learners even more English speaking practice with the create your own game versions. They’ll play at home with their families too!
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Not sure how many resources you need?
Of course it depends on your particular context, but I’d like to give you an idea of how I’ve used them across multiple levels, lessons and age groups. Below is a sample 6 lesson map with the resources. I’ve used these resources with children aged 3 to 10.
With shorter lessons of 45 minutes or less, this 6 lesson map could be adjusted to cover 10 lessons.
In general I follow this sequence:
- Introduce the language and use activities to focus on understanding, i.e., the children have to listen and understand to complete the craft/game/worksheet.
- Revise the language and give the children the opportunity to produce the language.
- Practise the language in a freer way that lets the children experiment with the language.
Lesson 1: Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling with book, Storytelling Cards or PowerPoint story; Colouring sheets or Jigsaw games and craft
Lesson 2: Sort by size or Cut and Paste sequencing (With older children – 9 to 10 years – introduce writing descriptions) ; Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling Cards or PowerPoint story
Lesson 3: Storytelling with book, Storytelling Cards or PowerPoint story; Sequencing cards; Story wheel craft; Retelling with Story wheels
Lesson 4: Mini-books; Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling Cards or PowerPoint story
Lesson 5: Flashcards and game cards; Board games; Stick Puppet Theatre preparation
Lesson 6: Storytelling; Stick Puppet Theatre + dramatisation OR learning stations with different card sets, crafts, storytelling resources and Write and Draw project
What’s more, each resource includes different templates so you can differentiate for different levels or repeat the story across year groups but using different templates.
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Frequently asked questions
Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!
All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.
Yes! There are a range of templates to choose from within each resource so it’s super-easy to differentiate. The included Activity Suggestions will also give you ideas about how you can conduct the activity so each child can work (play!) to their full potential.
Definitely! (You knew I would say that!) No, but seriously speaking, I started making these resources for just one class but I’ve now used them several times over. I’ve even used them with the same groups in subsequent years, because the different templates allow me to vary the activity and language and skills focus.
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