Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Three Little Pigs

Last week was a fabulous week of fairy tale fun with The Three Little Pigs.  We started the week with  by creating the 3 pigs' houses.

We made the straw house by gluing on hay that was leftover from our fall pumpkin patch that we made in our dramatic play center.  The stick house was made with the sticks that we gathered outside at recess, and the brick house was made with dipping sponges into red paint and stamping them like bricks.

We also created pig masks out of egg cartons that we cut into pieces.  My little cuties painted them pink and added a snout, eyes, and ears.  How cute is little Christopher?!!!

One of our science lessons this week was about forces and that air is a force.  We each got wolf straws that I made with wolf clip art attached to a straw.  With the straws we experimented to see which building material blows away the easiest.  We huffed and puffed our way into learning about forces.

(Do you see me in my silly wolf mask?)

After we did the experiment, we all got a sheet of paper and huffed and puffed to blow paint.

If you would like the wolf picture and labels for the paint blowing, click the image below.
For math we have bee practicing number 15, so I created this little pig activity.  We created 15 pigs from white sticker dots that I grabbed from Dollar Tree.  After each pig was made it was place in a pen on the paper. 

It's simple, but we are pre-k and this helped with directions, fine motor, and counting.  Click below to grab it.

In our centers we had sensory fun with crinkled straw and pigs, houses, and a wolf.  I loved listening to my cuties say "little pig, little pig, let me in!"  It was so precious to see them acting out the story together.

 In puppets center we had little pigs who kept saying, "not by the hair of my chinny chin chin".

In the painting center there was pink paint, and scrap paper.  My cuties used the materials to paint pigs and add details to their pigs.  (Don't you love the label?!!)

In art center, I added houses and materials to decorate the houses.  Look at what was created!  I don't give them instructions on what to do for free choice centers.  I just add it to the center and see what they create.  I am so proud of their progress this year!  Sprinkles to pre-k!



  1. Love these ideas, glad I stumbled across your blog, us pre-ker's are hard to find! I'm doing 3 pigs next week so I can't wait to add in your ideas- love the addition to the sensory table and the freebie for the straws!

  2. I love the wolf straw idea! So adorable! :)

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