Mermaids` Makings

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This is Annabel`s favourite story lately. She has read it over and over again making different voices and faces…

It is a story of about 3 billy goats who want to cross the bridge to get to the nice fresh grass on the other side of the river, but they are all afraid to do so, because of the nasty troll hiding under the bridge, ready to leap out and gobble them up.

Needless to say both the little billy goat gruff and his medium sized brother both suggest that the troll waits for their bigger brother instead of eating them, and it is the big brother who has to deal with the troll once and for all.

Annabel can make a goat out of anything – she has been fascinated with playing ball games with daddy recently, as you can see. Suddenly it turned into the 3 Billy Goats Gruff – the balls being the goats, a cardboard tube being the troll and some old brown paper being the bridge… The cardboard tube is actually a telescope which Annabel made a few months ago and decorated – all by herself – so there is no way that you can throw it away.  It now tends to serve as a cricket bat or tennis racket, but Annabel is very creative when it comes to thinking of what else things can  be – hence the idea that it could be the troll!

*Text by daddy- Photos by mummy :)

The next day we made a little picture for the school`s art and craft competition. Annabel was very excited about planning it and finding materials. For the background we used a photo from an old Estonian nature calendar, for the bridge we used a pipe cleaner, for the two smaller goats we used pom poms. For the troll Annabel drew a circle shape, coloured it in and cut it out. She then stuck some googly eyes, some yarn for the hair and eyebrows, a piece of pipe cleaner for the nose and two pom poms for the mouth. The big goat is made out of pegs  some fabric and yarn.

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3 comments on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  1. Christie
    February 21, 2011

    I love your playful photographs and what a wonderful way to create a work of art to reinforce your playful learning :)

    Thank you for linking to We Play this week.

    Christie

  2. rashi
    February 17, 2011

    I really love your art picture. It looks very real.

  3. elisabeth65
    February 15, 2011

    Daddy and uncle Richard used to like the story of the three billy goats gruff when they were little.

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