Three Billy Goats Gruff Lesson

Three Billy Goats Gruff Lesson

Objective: students will learn to identify and imitate the four basic emotions: happy, sad, mad, and scared.

Continuing the work from the previous Emotions Lesson in the Kindergarten series, the Three Billy Goats Gruff uses a familiar fairy tale to give the students further practice in expression of the basic emotions happy, sad, mad, and scared (part of the kindergarten objectives).  In this case, the students exercise their empathy in the conflict between the troll and the goats.  This will prepare them for the next lesson in the series: Charlie Lesson.  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Kindergarten Curriculum.

Grade Level

  • Kindergarten


  • Emotions
  • Imitation


  • Emotions
  • Fantasy
  • Folk Tales


  • Circle
  • Open