three little pigs books and crafts

May 10, 2010

I've got a fantastic guest post for your reading enjoyment today! My friend, Chels, from Fantastic Find is sharing some of her favorite Three Pig Books and a craft with you today. Chelsea is a friend that I met through blogging and even though we've never met in real life, I feel like I know her so well and really value her friendship.

If you are not familiar with her blog, you should check it out after reading her post! She posts on all sorts of great things from books, to crafts, to free music, and more. I love reading her posts just to see what she will find and share next. Okay. Enough of me's Chels!

Hi, Silly Eagle Books readers!  I'm Chels from Fantastic Find and I'm happy to be a guest today on Vanessa's cute blog!  I started a post called Bookworm Beginnings last year and went on a search for book blogs.  That's how I found Silly Eagle Books!  Thanks to Vanessa for letting me interrupt her 'regularly scheduled program'! I blog about many different 'finds' but a big percentage has to do with kids.  I like themed posts so today is all about fun with the Three Little Pigs!

The Three Little Pigs story is well liked at our house whether it's told in perfect form or a little twisted!  I think we've read almost every version available at our library!  Here's 3 that we've enjoyed recently.
Wait! No Paint!

 Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley

The wolf is chasing the pigs from house to house but the illustrator is the one who ruins the pigs day!  This story is different and funny with an unexpected ending!
Debi Gliori's Bedtime Stories

The Three Little Pigs are visited as usual by the big bad wolf.  He's more creative than "Little pig, little pig, let me in!" but the pigs are still able to get rid of him while adding d├ęcor to the front yard!  With more words than illustrations I think it's best suited for 4 and up.

Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark

There aren't any pigs in this story but the three fish build houses out of seaweed, sand, and an old wooden ship.  The shark thinks he can munch, crunch, and smash the houses to get to the fish.  The big bad shark isn't so scary without teeth!

3 pigs craft and flannel board story

When my daughter was 4 we had three pigs craft time during our home preschool.  We made 3 houses, a fingerprint wolf, and 3 fingerprint pigs!  To answer what you might be thinking-- "Yes, I more than supervised the craft and told her exactly where to place the building materials!"

Supplies: raffia, popsicle sticks, brown crayon, card stock, pink stamp pad; gray stamp pad, Elmer's glue

Tips: let the sticks dry for a long time,
 place books on top of houses while drying to keep flat, glue pieces of scratchy velcro or sandpaper to make a flannel board story, attach flat magnets for fridge fun!

More 3 Pigs Fun!
 Adorable 3 Little Pigs Finger Puppets from Obsessively Stitching!

 Digital read: The Three Little Pigs vintage Ladybird Book
 The Three Pigs Build a House Game from Communication 4 All (scroll down)

Of course I'd love to hear your Three Little Pigs book recommendations and any pig fun you've found on the internet!


Annette W. said...

Oh I love this! The finger print animals are are the houses! I made finger puppets...with three very distinct pigs and a wolf.

Unfortunately my 3 1/2 year old doesn't love them like I do.

Ticia said...

I love fairy tales. I'm thinking of a fairy tale unit this summer.

Chels said...

It was a privilege and so much fun to be a guest on your blog Vanessa!

Those are some cute finger puppets you made Annette!

Phyllis said...

This is adorable!

Jen said...

I've never seen these books- fun suggestions! One of our favorites is the fractured fairytale- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. In this tale the wolf claims that he is innocent and all he wanted was a cup of sugar from the pigs! Very Funny. Cute craft. I was just thinking that it would be fun to create different structures and compare which would be stronger. Maybe put something on top of each- just a thought. Nice job, Chels!

Jen from Creative and Curious Kids!

Chels said...

We've read that version too Jen! It's more for older children in my opinion (I've read it to my 3 year old though). A line from the wolf-- "And do you know what that rude little porker answered?". This book followed by your unique house building idea is something my 7 year old would enjoy.

Thanks for the comments Silly Eagle Books readers! ☺

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Another fun one is The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. It's got a British twist, but everybody ends up friends in the end, which I like!

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