Friday, February 22, 2008

Three Little Pigs

Sabrina just discovered the story of the the Three Little Pigs at preschool and loves it. The story provided inspiration for an entire day of activities:

*She brought home three stick puppets that represent the pigs, but Sabrina missed having a wolf, so I quickly drew one for her.
*We also spent all morning making the three houses--one of straw, one of sticks and one of brick. Sabrina loves collages so this was really fun for her.
*We performed a puppet show with our houses and puppets for Daddy and CC about five times.
*Sabrina made a big pot of soup out of paper cuttings, blocks and other items--this was inspired by the pot the wolf falls into before being eated by the third pig, but we didn't go there!

I hope to do this again--be inspired by one book to pursue a slew of projects and games.


Katie said...

This is such a great idea and inspiration. I can't wait until my 20 month old son is old enough for activities like these.

Do you have any suggestions for this age? My son is so inquisitive and eager for new things to discover and learn.

You have a great blog!

Susan said...

Wonderful! I am going to share this with my daughter's teacher. She is always looking for story extenders like this!

PlanningQueen said...

The houses look amazing. Preschoolers can really work with a theme and can come up with some amazing ideas on how to extend it themselves.

Sheila said...


I made some puppets with family photos on Popsicle sticks. Very fun.

Jeremiah McNichols said...

Love it. Would you mind if we blogged the images for a shout-out on Z Recommends?