The Three Billy Goats Stick Puppet Theatre cover. Encourages story retelling and language play. Includes optional valley theatre scene. Includes simplified theatre script.

The Three Billy Goats Stick Puppet Theatre

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.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

Apart from the items you see in the images, there’s so much more language your learners can use. The provided activity suggestions and simplified theatre script give you lots of ideas for engaging practice and play with different ages and levels. Lots of speaking and listening skills practice!

Principal vocabulary

  • Main characters: small billy goat; medium billy goat; big billy goat; troll

  • Setting: valley, river, grass, hill, bridge, rocks

  • Description: hungry, horrible, ugly, small/medium/big voice, hooves, feet, horns, hair, teeth
  • Prepositions of place: on, under, above, below, next to, near, far
  • Prepositions of movement: over, under, into, up, down, across



Story phrases and expressions

  • I’m hungry.
  • Who’s that?
  • Who are you?
  • It’s only me.
  • I’m the (small/medium/big) goat.
  • I want to eat grass.
  • I’m the troll.
  • This is my bridge.
  • I want to eat you.
  • Wait!
  • Please don’t eat me.
  • I’m too small. My brother is bigger.
  • Well, ok. You can cross my bridge.
  • I don’t think so.


What do teachers say about the resources?

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! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

You can easily create a whole lesson around this resource, especially if you get your young learners to make their own theatres (in an interactive way of course!) I’d suggest adding in a storytelling, and a game or song to revise the vocabulary and language. 

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

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