We learned all about the letter Gg and goats last week! We sang songs, made a craft, read books and even acted out the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I showed the children a clip of a video of real goats, so they could see and hear real goats in action. Click here to see and hear a real goat!
Sing With Me
Billy Goat, Billy Goat
(tune of “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”)
Billy goat, billy goat,
As hungry as can be.
Eats and eats,
Everything he sees.
You can eat the grass.
You can eat the leaves.
Just make sure,
You don’t eat me!
(repeat first verse)
We read “No More Biting for Billy Goat” by Ford and Sam Williams. This is an excellent story all about using your words to express yourself when you are frustrated or angry. The little billy goat learns a good lesson and so did the children as we read this story.
We also read “The Three Billy Goats Fluff” by Rachael Mortimer. This story is a take on the traditional Billy Goats Gruff. The goats make friends with the grumpy troll when their mother makes them soft booties to wear when they trip trap across the bridge. The goats don’t disturb the troll sleeping under the bridge, and they can get to the other side to eat the green grass.
We acted out the original story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff! They loved playing the parts of the goats and troll and pretending to trip trap over the bridge.
For craft time, we made paper plate goats. All of the parts are from the paper plate. The children painted them and added google eyes and horns.
Our Billy Goats are proudly on display in the hallway!