Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Story Table: Three Billy Goats Gruff

I feel like we've taken a LONG while off of our Story Table rotation, but we've been busy with summer! It's been so rainy out lately that we've had some time to set up a new story. An oldie but a goodie-- The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We're using a wonderful woodcut-illustrated version by Susan Blair from my childhood.

Our first step was to build up a mountain with a bridge and a grazing meadow. Alex's kindergarten class told/acted this story near the end of the year, and so she knew the details by heart. She very carefully selected each rock from our nature table AND the front rock garden to form the mountain.

The goats are Mama-made from my wooden toy making phase a few years back. (The troll is too...)Then we made sure the bridge was high enough for Mr. Troll to live under. We added the clay toadstools from Justin's badger birthday cake to give him a little ambiance. Also a piece of blue wool for a river.Even Justin gets in on the action... he likes to hide the troll in 'funny' places-- like under the river or behind a bush. He thinks he is hilarious!

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