Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Three Little Pigs Visit Two Bears Farm

JDaniel4sMom has started a new weekly meme.  The idea is to create an adventure, craft, or exploration based on a children's book.  This is something that we love to do, and I have posted about it off and on.  So I was eager to have an opportunity to link up (she will be providing the link up on Fridays). 

We decided to do The Three Little Pigs.  A classic, no doubt.
First, we recycled a few boxes for our houses.
Then, while the twins were napping, Pierce and I snuck out to the barn to gather some straw.  We also got other supplies together - construction paper, tongue depressors, glue gun and glue sticks.

I had to do the glue gun without help, but Pierce was a master at the glue stick parts:

After we had our houses and pigs (and wolf) together, we read the story.  We have a couple of different versions, but we decided to use the old school tale from our 1947 Childcraft edition, book 3.  These belonged to my dad and his sister and brother when they were little.
This version is interesting because the wolf is a little more intelligent.  He tries to charm the 3rd little pig out to a field of turnips, an orchard of apples, and a country fair in order to eat him.
But the 3rd little pig is too smart for the wolf and tricks him by going to these places early. 
He even scares the wolf by accidentally rolling down the hill in a butter churn he bought at the fair.
And then he boils the wolf in his pot when the wolf eventually climbs down the chimney.

Want to participate? JDaniel4sMom has great ideas for activities with preschoolers, and she does a lot of giveaways.  Click on the button to go visit:

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Tiggeriffic said...

I used to do this with my children (4).. You are such a great mom.. I love reading your blog everyday..

Mary said...

That is such a cute and creative idea! Looks like a lot of fun :)

My Mad World said...

How fun! That is very creative, you did a great job!!

Anonymous said...

I love your houses. Using real straw was such a great idea. The old version of the story is my favorite too.

Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn and mentioning it in this blog post. Have a great weekend!

kewkew said...

New to your blog, came on over through JDaniel4's Mom's Read, Explore, Learn. I love your little pigs' houses. They are so creative. I never heard of that version of the story before. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Gibson said...

The Three Little Pigs houses are very creative ~ great job! Way to bring a story alive. *Ü*