Three little pigs
So we’ve all heard the story of the 3 little pigs. For this series we read some different versions of the story and talked about perspective.
These are the books we read:
Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
For the craft I downloaded this easy origami pig instructional, and since I have 3 kids it made a perfect 3 little pigs! I used pink construction paper, and precut the paper into square and cut out the tails and curled them. the tails weren’t in the origami model, but what’s a pig without a curly little tail? So I cut strips of construction paper into about 1 inch strips and curled them with scissors, like you would a ribbon and we glued them to the back. I also let the kids draw on their own faces with the marker.
Then, it was snack time! This 3 pigs snack mix was easy, kid friendly and delicious! My all-time favorite combo! I just used potato sticks for the straw, pretzel sticks for the sticks , and chocolate squares for bricks.
To make it even more fun ( and for no arguing) I prefilled cups with each separate ingredient and put each in a brown paper bag and let them choose one, then they got to open it and pour their ingredient in the bigger mixing bowl then then I mixed in all together and gave each kid a cup full.
You can even use this portion for re-telling the story “ What did the first little pig make his house out of?!” This helps with reading comprehension.
My 3 little pigs!
My kids really enjoyed discussing what they thought really happened, and I reminded them that’s why it’s important to consider all sides of a story, not to make judgements of a situation, etc. I also asked each kid which book was their favorite and why. But all of that is optional. Feel free to just make it fun!
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