Story Time

Pigs
Submitted by: Leslie McKernan, Freeman
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by: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.
To Market, To Market by:Anne Miranda
Childrens' rhyme set to text with great illustrations.
Hogwood Steps Out: A Good, Good Pig Story by: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.
Songs
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pigs
*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).
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.
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/theme-station09/pigs-april.shtml
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.
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?