For this story we reused our story box from Farmer Duck but this time our veg carton instead of being a bed was a bridge. I just added a piece of blue felt for the water. We made the goats using the template I used before when doing Three Billy Goats, which you can download and wrap around a cardboard tube.
The troll I created on the fly.
Alternatively if you don’t want to make the characters why not try these wooden characters.
We stepped through the story, getting the children to act it out with their characters, this is a great way to get them sequencing a story and for invention of their own versions.