Goldilocks and the three bears shoebox stories!
Have you ever thought of crafting your own favourite nursery story, with a shoe box and some cardboard inner tubes?
Such a great project to do with your kids over the long holidays!
In this post I shall show you how to craft Goldilocks and the Three Bears as one of many shoebox stories, so read on!
With all these kids’ tech gadgets, singing, and light-bursting toys that are currently around for kids, have you ever asked yourself whatever happened to our ordinary down-to-earth reading books?
HELP KIDS AND HOLIDAYS!
The question is “What do you do with your kids over the school holidays?”
Making arrangements to go out to the local park, or an event within a park. Use the kid’s park activities, slides, swings roundabouts, and let them wear off some of that energy.
Choose and child-friendly park, and meet up with friends and their kids. Pack a fun picnic not too far from kids’ toilets and restaurants for top-up.
LESS SCREEN TIME!
Well, there’s watching the TV, and we know too much of this can’t really be good for their eyes!
Getting plenty of fresh air and experiencing the outside a bit more, is fundamental for your kids’ development and social interaction.
Allow your children to run around and make discoveries. Use touch, and experience the beautiful colours that nature has to offer.
A NICE ACTIVITY TO DO!
When you are back a home and stuck for something to do with your kids, how about checking your recycling and having a go at the activity coming up next?
CRAFT A FAMILIAR STORY!
In this post, I will be recreating a kid’s familiar story known as Goldilocks and the Three Bears using a shoebox and some cardboard inner tubes.
We will be crafting shoebox stories in a fun animated way.
WHERE DO IDEAS COME FROM?
All stories and ideas begin somewhere, often in a book. From there, they shape our world and influence what resources we have available for our children.
This means that cool robot toys that talk and light up with nursery rhymes, fairy tales, songs, and numbers all started as ideas on paper.
WHAT ABOUT BOOKS?
Isn’t it great when a kid picks out a book they want? It could be about anything they’re interested in, like animals, heroes, police, firefighters, or dinosaurs.
“They would then act out and interact with each other. Even if they are not yet at the right level of reading, the pictures alone tell a story and inspire them to create their own characters!”
WHAT WE NEED TO DO!
Reading to your kids has many benefits. It’s not just about a storybook, but time together to talk and share ideas while you turn the pages. Holding a book is also different and lets you escape into the story. Childmind.org has research on why reading is important.
BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS!
This brings me back to parents and carers to become more proactive and simply do a lot more reading with their kids.
WHAT ABOUT TABLETS?
KIDS TABLETS AND PHONES!
Studies suggest that preschool children who are exposed to tablets or mobile phones are at a higher risk of poor concentration, hyperactivity, and friendship issues.
I understand that some people might think that tablets are better for entertaining their kids while they do their chores. However, we must consider what is essential for preschool children’s education. They start with books and build their knowledge from there.
TOO MUCH TV AND ITS RISKS!
Exposure to screens for prolonged periods of time is not only detrimental to one’s vision but also causes them to lose touch with reality. To regulate your child’s screen time and avoid potential damage to their vision and development, I recommend using the helpful information from “All About Vision” provided in this link.
HOW TO READ?
So you start to read to your kid. They may not be interested at first, but as you read they become curious and want to see what’s in the book.
You continue with the story reading with characteristic voices becoming the subject in the story, although, after a while, they loose concentration and wander off.
DON’T GIVE UP.
You simply follow through, and continue with your reading where they settle until you capture their concentration again.
Ultimately they will be picking up something, and it will build on their vocabulary, sentence building, and expression and become more empathetic to the outcome of the story, which they carry with them and build on their feelings.
I want to take a familiar children’s story and bring it to life!
You will need to gather some cardboard inner tubes and a shoe-box as mentioned earlier and some brown packaging cards, and put them aside.
These will be the main resources that you will need to make your characters and their home, as well as some other resources shown below in what you need.
Fairy tales are the familiar type of books that you would find in Nursery classes or have become classic tales that little ones start off with.
Do you remember stories like:-
Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
Red Riding Hood.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
The Three Little Pigs.
Jack and the Beanstalk
As mentioned earlier, the story I will show you how to craft in this activity is… Goldilocks and the Three Bears, one of the Shoebox Stories.
But first let’s imagine we are reading the book Goldilocks and the Three bears, so let’s take a look!
Oh dear, do you think Goldilocks learned a lesson in this story? The moral behind the story is, that one should never enter someone else’s home without their permission! We know that would be trespassing or breaking and entering!
ARE YOU READY?
LET’S GET GOING!
- Keep hold of any shoe box this will come in handy.
- Look for any saved pattern papers or use any wrapping-up paper.
- Failing this, you can have fewer or more designs on the outside of your box.
- Inside of the box, you are creating a standard room, that is used to play out the porridge eating, then set up for the chair trying, and finally the bed scene.
- Find cardboard inner tubes that you can slide another thinner tube inside it.
- The inside tube will represent the mouth, so when extended and pushed back up again, this motion will be when the bear is talking.
HOW TO DRAW FACE.
- Draw an elaborate sketch of a bear’s face. I started with the nose and drew around it, the white part of its face, then drew the eyes set on top of the outline of the white-shaped section.
- Once you have drawn the face, cut a section under it, this will show the pink part that represents the mouth.
HOW TO COLOUR.
- When colouring the bear use different colours to give the rough texture of the fur.
- Paint the white bits first, like the eyes, then around the nose.
CLOSE-UP OF FACE.
- Click on any image this will enlarge it, then you can see a close-up of the bear’s faces to see how you can replicate this on your tube.
- Finally, I will make a short video demonstrating the tubes in action.
I do feel passionate about kids handling books and likewise, as a learning tool from the start, but there are other types of reading material to entice your child even though it might be gimmicky, but fun too.
In order to get our kid’s attention, I guess we would resort to anything fun and eye-catching so take a look at these options!
BOOKS ARE CATCHING UP!
We all know books have been around, for a long time and still hold their place, and there is also a lot of competition out there, but take notebooks are catching up in a different way.
Why not have a mix of the real deal and throw in some spicy interactive elements?
Tune this technology into your mobile, laptop, or computer and zap into a 3D world of storytelling in a great new way!
HEARD OF AUGMENTED BOOKS?
This is an interactive book, that comes alive telling a traditional story in a 3D format!
Hey there, when you click on links in this post and you make a purchase, I may earn a small commission that l can use towards resources (other than throw-outs) for project making within my website😀
HOW DO AUGMENTED BOOKS WORK?
It’s a combination of a physical book and computer-generated visual and auditory media.
This creates an interactive experience that enhances the real world.
This visualizes different concepts adding game-playing elements to text, making it a truly amazing experience.
Goldilocks would be one of many AR books, so do jump in and check out what’s on offer!
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