I am sure most of you already know the classic tale of the three little pigs. You know how the story goes. Those cute little pigs set out into the world and each built themselves a house out of a different building material. If you tune in with us often, you know that we read a lot in our house. If given the choice between books & just about anything else, my daughter will choose books every time. We have been reading a lot of Dr. Seuss lately and also hitting the nursery rhymes. ‘The Three Little Pigs’ has been a new one for her. She huffs and puffs right along with the story.
Reading about those little pigs inspired us to build our own pig houses. This is not a new idea by any means, but it is a fun one & a great way to relate to the story.
We gathered sticks outside and then cut up foam board for the bricks. I found old craft wheat that worked perfectly for our straw.
We built our house bases out of cardboard for the body & construction paper for the roofs. I rolled plain play dough out on the houses for the brick & sticks and left the house meant for the straw plain.
I gave my daughter the 3 houses & let her press the brick pieces & sticks into place.
We used glue to make our straw house.
While working on their project try discussing the story with them. Ask them which was the strongest house, have them put the houses in sequence according to the story or even read the book to them while they build.
My daughter liked building her houses. She told me that she liked building the dough houses best. I think the brick house was her favorite.
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