Playful Directions

Mrs. Forst's Pre-Kindergarten Blog

Some Guys, A Bridge and Some More Guys

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Do you know the story of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff?”  We do. We know it and tell it a lot. I mean A LOT, a lot.  Young children plus a bridge on the playground equals goats and trolls, right?  Reenacting this tale is quite popular at the beginning of the year. Now, with our current look at “good guys and bad guys” in classic tales, the story has resurfaced.

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The children have been making masks and puppets over the last few weeks.  Each chose their own character(s).  Some characters are familiar such as a goat, a wolf and a pig.  Others are characters from as yet untold tales.  The children decided that they wanted to test their masks out on “The Bridge Game.”  Each child’s character bloomed and evolved on the spot.  There is not a script and no one practiced. Without further ado…

Author: Marie Forst

Growing and learning through an interest driven, emergent curriculum in an idyllic landscape. Welcome to the North Hills Campus @ WT where learning transcends the walls.

One thought on “Some Guys, A Bridge and Some More Guys

  1. Love it!! We do “Jack and the Beanstalk” as often as we do “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”, with the children planning much of it. I wish I could post pictures, but that’s a big no-no at school. I still separate my newsletters and blog, as not all parents want to read lengthier pieces. Would love to send you some of my parent newsletters.

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