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Three Little Pigs

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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
Summer Storytime series 3 little pigs

For the craft I downloaded this easy origami pig instructional, and since I have 3 kids it made a perfect 3 little pigs! Summer story time series 3 little pigs origamiI 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. Summer Storytime series 3 little pigsSummer Storytime series 3 little pigs origami

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.Summer Storytime series 3 little pigs snack mix

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.Summer Storytime series 3 little pigs snack mixSummer Storytime series 3 little pigs snack mixSummer Storytime series 3 little pigs snack mix

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.Summer Storytime series 3 little pigs snack mix

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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