Wolf stories

Big Bad wolf in Grandma's bed with different hats and white paw for disguises
Wolf’s disguises for Little Red Riding Hood, the three little pigs, and the seven little goats

Everybody knows the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. But do you the story of the Seven Young Kids (or Little Goats), who were similarly tricked? As you can read on the very informative site Ancient Origins, stories about the Big Bad Wolf have a centuries-old history. Shadow puppets are a great tool for telling these ancient stories, as it is as easy to devour human beings as it  and to open the wolf’s stomach to get them all out again.

In this blog post you can find links to original texts of the three stories. Templates for puppets can be downloaded from our Printable Library.

The following puppets can downloaded from our Printable Library:


Template wolf with opening stomach and jaw

  • Wolf with opening stomach
  • Wolf’s  disguises (Grandma’s nightgown; 3 different hats for Three Little Pigs; white paw for Seven Little Goats)

Little Red Riding Rood

Original text of “Little Red Cap” by the Brothers Grimm (English translation).

Shadow puppet template for Little Red Riding Hood and mother

  • Mother and Little Red Riding Hood
  • Grandma in bed
  • Wolf as Grandma: see Wolf Disguises
  • Huntsman

Three Little Pigs

Original text of the “Three Little Pigs”

Shadow puppet template of Three Little Pigs

  • Three little pigs
  • Mother pig with cooking pot
  • Man with bricks, and two different hats
  • Wolf disguised as men: three hats (see Wolf Disguises)

Seven Young Kids (Little Goats)

Original text by the Brothers Grimm (English translation)

Shadow puppet template of three of the seven Little Goats

  • Mother goat
  • Little goats 1-2-3
  • Little goats 4-5-6-7
  • Clock and door with mail slot
  • Wolf disguised as mother goat: paw covered in white flour (see Wolf Disguises)


Free shadow puppet templates to act out Wolf Stories!

Helene van Rossum, Owner of Past Times

Author: Helene at Past Times

Helene is the founder of Past Times and a crafter, historian, and children’s book author. Her passion is bringing history to life for children, classrooms, and families through imagination and play.

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