retell literacy center activity – Goldilocks and the Three Bears


I read to my kinders every day. Every day. I choose not to let a day go by without reading aloud – I probably should be reading aloud {yes, just a good ol’ read aloud} at least 6 times a day, but we don’t get there. Not even in a full day kindergarten program. I love reading classic stories multiple times with my students too. This has many purposes, but one of them is to build in a literacy center. The retell center.

This is how I created a ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ retell activity to go in our retell center as an option for my kindergarten students. It was a combination of coloring and collecting. My kinders get to choose the book(s) they want to retell while they are at this literacy center. They read, they act, they use lots of great vocabulary and are developing fantastic reading habits all while continuing to build their love of reading.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Retell (Literacy Center Activity)

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

It’s one of my favorite literacy centers and we usually introduce Goldilocks and the Three Bears right in February. I like using this when my students are familiar with other classic tales and we can discuss the numbers often found in folk tales and fairy tales. I also really like introducing the concept of “flipped” versions. We read lots of different versions of our main stories on a regular basis, but we really begin to dig into the concept of perspective (and continue this with The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen, and the Three Little Pigs).

Here are the props I gathered rather inexpensively (and you can too) to bring the book alive once we knew it by heart. I inherited the marker-colored props since they are felt pieces. My mom made the large masks on giant popsicle sticks and the finger puppets, ummm, yep – don’t remember.

Go back to read the Retell Literacy Center Directions {in case you missed it}

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

You can make this kindergarten activity yourself! Here are the materials you’ll need…


More Goldilocks Online:

More Goldilocks and the Three Bears Free Printables

More Versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears We Love {I have them ALL!}

More Retell Literacy Center Book Activities for Kindergarten

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Fresh Fall Leaves
Big Pumpkin
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
The Little Red Hen
The Very Quiet Cricket
Red Riding Hood
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Hansel and Gretel
The Gingerbread Man
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Fat Cat
Cookie’s Week
The Doorbell Rang
The Three Little Pigs
See All

When do you like to read Goldilocks and the Three Bears with your class?

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