Trip Trap Trouble

Follow Big Billy Goats Gruff as he learns to appreciate what he has!

The grass is greener on the other side...or is it?

Join Big Billy Goat Gruff as he sets out on a mission to find the greenest side, and launch a conversation that will make you all happier!  


"That grass must be tasted,

not wasted, I say. 

I've seen it; I want it.

Let's set out today!"

When Big Billy Goat Gruff sets out to find the greenest grass, his goat companions quickly become frustrated with his quest. Not to mention the poor Troll subjected to endless trip-trapping on the bridge overhead. 

But it seems like nothing will stop this never-ending trip-trapping search for better. Unless...

'Trip Trap Trouble' is a playful and entertaining story that will get you started naturally on a great conversation about gratitiude.


Like more ideas on how to get the most out of chatting with your kids? Check out our general ideas in our 'Refresh your Ideas!' section.


The Gratitude 'Great Debate' 

Would you be happy with socks?

Watch our debate launcher and have a debate of your own! 


Big Billy Goat's Fairytale Journal (spoiler alert - ready the story first!)

Big Billy Goat finally finds something to be thankful for! 


The quest for the greenest grass didn't turn out quite as Big Billy Goat expected. He learnt his lesson and the value of gratitude.


Create your own gratitude list

Take the gratitude challenge!

Big Billy Goat thought of 10 things that he could be grateful for. Can you beat that? Better still, can you top 20? Use this gratitude list template, or you can make your own. 


Create a different ending for the story!

Suggest an ending...

What else could the Troll have done? Who were the scientists really? And what will Big Billy Goat do about the greenest grass?

Add your own ending in the form below, and read what others came up with (beware spoiler alert!).

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Questions to keep conversations going

  • Do you find it easy to find things to be grateful for?

  • What are some of the things you feel most thankful for?

  • What things do you find it hard to be thankful for? 

  • Who inspires you with their attitude of thankfulness?

  • What would life look like if you could never see the good in situations?

  • Have you ever had someone’s mood draw you down?

  • Have you found that sharing your things makes your more thankful for them?

  • What is something that you can do or think when others may not feel grateful?

Try another story in the Fairytale Fraud series! 

See the range by clicking here