The Three Billy Goats Gruff


The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a classic folk tale of three goats who cross a bridge guarded by a mean troll. The simple story line and the fun ending of defeating the troll, make this story fun and accessible for young children.

It’s an excellent story for second language learners to pick up useful phrases such as: ‘What’s that?’; ‘Who are you?’; ‘I’m the (small goat)’; ‘I want to..’ and ‘Please don’t…’. It’s also great for learning some related nature vocabulary, prepositions of place and movement, adjectives of size and acquiring adjective order. It also connects well to the topic of food.

You can get your own copy of the book here.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff book cover

The Three Billy Goats Gruff -Activity Pack

These crafts, worksheets and games are perfect for helping kids consolidate language from the story in a fun and interesting way. Click the images below to see what it contains.  Download the preview and take a closer look. Free download You can see full details and get it here.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Story videos



Select your favourites from the galleries below or let the songs play continuously from the playlists.

Nature Songs

The story contains nature features such as valley, river, grass and bridge. Your kids can learn more related nature vocab with this collection of fun songs about nature.




Opposites songs




Prepositions songs





The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Simplified Story Powerpoint

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Simplified Powerpoint Story

This simplified version of the story is specially designed for EFL / ESL learners and beginning readers. Repeated phrases include: ‘I’m hungry’; ‘I want to’; ‘I’m the…’; ‘What’s that?’; ‘Who are you?’ and ‘Please don’t…’

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