Goldilocks and the Three Bears Take Over Our Early Years

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This term we have been concentrating on a number a week. For number ‘3’ we transformed our Early Years into the 3 Bears Cottage, to explore the number 3 in different ways.

Role Play- Home Corner
Our home corner now has a Daddy Bear, Mammy Bear and Baby Bear, 3 beds, 3 chairs and 3 bowls like in the story – this has allowed us to rein-act the story, as well as sing the ‘Goldilocks and the house of the bears’ nursery rhyme. We have all loved playing in there.

For cooking we all made porridge! We measured out the ingredients using scales, and watched it cook in the microwave. We used 3 different size bowls like in the story. We loved trying the porridge and adding honey made it YUMMY! However, whilst it was cooling down, we went on a walk through the woods, this way we didn’t burn our tongues!

We have also decorated our own cookies to be bear faces. We added 3 bananas and 3 raisins to make it look like a face.


We have enjoyed reading different versions of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears this term. Our favourites were: ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Potties’ and ‘Beware of the Bears’.