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Pigs!

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BOOKS

Fire Fighter Piggy Wiggy by Christyan Fox
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg
Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
Pigs to the Rescue by  John Himmelman

 

 ACTIVITIES

The Tail of a Pig
Sing to: “The Wheels on the Bus” 

The tail of a pig curls round and round
round and round, round and round.
The tail of a pig curls round and round
All through the mud. (circle finger round and round)

The mouth of a pig goes oink, oink, oink
oink, oink, oink, oink, oink, oink
The mouth of a pig goes oink, oink, oink
All through the mud. (put hand in front of mouth like a snout and “oink”!)

The snout of a pig goes root, root, root
root, root, root, root, root, root.
The snout of a pig goes root, root, root
All through the mud. (act with snout and hands like you are rooting through the mud, explain to kids what rooting means!)

The hooves of a pig go run, run, run
run, run, run, run, run, run.
The hooves of pig go run, run, run
All through the mud. (pretend like you are running)

The ears of a pig go twitch, twitch, twitch
twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch, twitch.
The ears of a pig go twitch, twitch, twitch
All through the mud.  (put hands up by ears and wiggle them back and forth)

I’m a Little Piggy
Sing to: “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a little piggy
Short and stout (bend up and down)
Here are my ears (point to ears)
And here is my snout (point to nose)
When I see the yummy food in my pail (put hand up over eyes like you are looking)
I oink, oink oink (oink!)
and wiggle my tail (wiggle your piggy tails!)

FLANNEL BOARDS

Five Little Pigs
 

Five Little Pigs

Five little pigs rolled in the mud (hold up 5 fingers, roll hands)
Squish, squash, squish, it sure felt good. (squash hands together)
The farmer took a pig out, and cleaned him up nice (point thumb up and wipe arms, take one pig off the board)

Four little pigs rolled in the mud (hold up 4 fingers, roll hands)
Squish, squash, squish, it sure felt good. (squash hands together)
The farmer took a pig out, and cleaned him up nice (point thumb up and wipe arms, take one pig off the board)

Three little pigs rolled in the mud (hold up 3 fingers, roll hands)
Squish, squash, squish, it sure felt good. (squash hands together)
The farmer took a pig out, and cleaned him up nice (point thumb up and wipe arms, take one pig off the board)

Two little pigs rolled in the mud (hold up 2 fingers, roll hands)
Squish, squash, squish, it sure felt good. (squash hands together)
The farmer took a pig out, and cleaned him up nice (point thumb up and wipe arms, take one pig off the board)

One little pig rolled in the mud (hold up 1 finger, roll hands)
Squish, squash, squish, it sure felt good. (squash hands together)
The farmer took a pig out, and cleaned him up nice (point thumb up and wipe arms, take one pig off the board)

No little pigs rolled in the mud (hold up 0 fingers, roll hands)
They all looked nice and clean
The farmer turned his back and what do you know!
All those little pigs jumped back in the mud! (put pigs back in the mud)
source: http://www.everythingpreschool.com/lessonplans/farmanimals/songs/song3.htm

The kids enjoyed this, especially the squish squash part!  There were lots of “ewww’s”!  I put on a farmer hat just to add a little fun as I pulled the piggies out of the “mud”.
For more information check out my Five Little Pigs post

The Three Little Pigs
source: www.kizclub.com

A classic tale and a great one for crowd participation!  Check out my my Three Little Pigs post for more information on how to create this flannel board.

CRAFT
Found this great idea from Storytime Katie’s website!

We folded the pig’s noses in such a way that they “popped” up.  I told the kids they could make their pigs “oink” if they pressed the nose up and down–they thought that was pretty funny!  We added a curly pink tail by cutting and curling ribbon.  The kids glued the pig onto the paper and colored it different colors to show what their pig had rolled in!