Pigs

Submitted By

Leslie McKernan
Freeman
Theme:
  1. Animals & Birds
Audience:
PreSchool

Story Books

  1. Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore
    • David McPhail
    Story of a man who is descended upon by a group of loud, messy and boisterous pigs who wreak havoc on his peaceful home. Rhyming text, reads quickly.
  2. To Market, To Market
    • Anne Miranda
    Childrens' rhyme set to text with great illustrations.
  3. Hogwood Steps Out: A Good, Good Pig Story
    • Howard Mansfield
    Hogwood is the star of the story, and the narrator. He is a "sleek 600 pound" pig, very clever, and can't understand why all the humans make such a fuss over his actions. Great illustrations. Picture book based on The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery.

Story Songs

  1. One Little

    *Count up to ten, and back to one, while holding up the appropriate number of fingers.

    One little, two little, three little pigs,
    Four little, five little, six little pigs,
    Seven little, eight little, nine little pigs,
    Ten little pigs squishing in the mud!
    (Pretend hands and feet are pushing and pulling out of mud).

  2. Old MacDonald

    Old MacDonald had a farm,
    E-I-E-I-O.
    And on this farm he had a cow
    (horse, pig, duck, and any other animal you wish to choose with the appropriate sound),
    E-I-E-I-O.
    With a moo, moo;(neigh, neigh; oink, oink; quack quack) here,
    And a moo, moo; (neigh, neigh; oink, oink; quack, quack)there,
    Here a moo (neigh; oink; quack),
    There a moo;(neigh,;oink; quack),
    Everywhere a moo, moo (neigh, neigh; oink, oink; quack, quack).
    Old MacDonald had a farm,
    E-I-E-I-O!

Craft: 

THREE PIGS HOUSES
Using the house pattern at the pattern station, cut out large house shapes for your children from heavy brown paper.
Give each child some glue and a house shape.
Then set out some, dried grass for (straw), tooth picks or straws (for sticks) and some small, red, rectangular pieces of paper (for bricks).
Have each child choose one material to use to decorate his/her house.
Use the houses for a wall display of the homes of the Three Little Pigs and to also lead you into a discussion on home construction.
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Notes: 

During the program ask the children: if they can oink like a pig; squish in the mud like a pig; where they would find pigs (a farm, the zoo, etc.); what words rhyme with "pig"; what do pigs like to eat?

Other: 

Flannel Board Story: Three Littel Pigs
If a pre-made flannelboard story is not available, create one by making: 3 pigs; 1 wolf; 1 black pot; and 3 houses-one of twigs, one of straw and one of bricks. Use The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone as a guideline for the story.