Sunday, January 30, 2011

Not By The Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin!

Hadley and Harper love The Three Little Pigs.  I don't know why exactly.  Are they getting to the age where things like wolves are scary and exciting in that giddy sort of way?  At any rate, we read the story a lot around these here parts.

Last week, I thought it would be fun to have the girls act out the story using puppets.  They practically know the story by heart anyway, so I thought this would be a fun activity to do.  We made puppets out of paper and plastic spoons, but after reading this post, I think I'm ready to try and venture out into more crafty aspirations. (Especially since the post is about the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin my favorite of the "If You Give A......" books.   Go ahead, check out the link.  I'll wait.)

For today's post, we worked with paper and spoons.

A little coloring....

The finished product:

The one with the blue overalls on is the "sober" pig according to Hadley.  In the story, the third little pig is a sober pig.  Hadley wanted to know what that means, and I explained that the third pig found it important to work hard.  She really latched onto this, and talked about being sober for several days after that.  While I'm glad she picked up a vocabulary word, I'm a little concerned she's talking about being sober at preschool. 

The big bad wolf.  He even scared the sober pig.
He scared me a little bit, too.

The wolf is getting ready to blow down the tower of blocks. 
The girls seemed to enjoy giving their pigs voices, and acting out the story.  They've been playing with the pigs a lot the last several days. 

We even took them to Panera for dinner with us one night.

It was hard to eat my Bacon Turkey Bravo when these guys were staring at me, I'll tell you that much.


  1. Okay, this was cute. The pigs at panera made me laugh:)

  2. I laughed aloud too, I admit, but it was the thought of discussing sobriety at pre-school that did it!