The 3 Little Pigs Retelling

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs.

Made from pom-poms, google eyes, felt, craft foam, curling ribbon, pipe cleaners, and hot glue
It was time for the three little pigs to go out into the world and make their own homes.  The first little pig was very lazy and built his home from straw because it was the easiest and fastest way.

base made from drinking straws taped together, with more straws set on top
The second little pig (who was only a little less lazy) built his home from sticks.

base made from craft sticks and hot glue, with toothpicks set on top
The third little pig was a hard worker.  He built his home from bricks even though they were very heavy and it was hard to do.

made from Legos
One night, the Big Bad Wolf decided he was hungry and wanted some little pigs for dinner. (The Little Bad Wolf was not interested in participating and wanted to turn her wolf nose into a princess hat.) 

Made from brown and white construction paper, tape, and stretchy ribbon
The Big Bad Wolf came to the first house.  He said, "Little pig, Little Pig, Let me in!" and the pig (who did not want to be eaten for dinner) replied, "Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin." The wolf said, "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!" and that's just what he did!

The little pig was so scared that he raced to his brother's house.  Unfortunately, the Big Bad Wolf followed and demanded, "Little pigs! Little pigs! Let me in!" and they replied, "Not by the hairs of our chinny-chin-chins." The Big Bad Wolf was really getting hungry now and yelled, "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!" and that's just what he did!

Those little pigs were terrified and raced to their brother's house.  That Big Bad Wolf was hot on their curly tails and demanded once more, "Little pigs, little pigs, Let me in!" "Not by the hairs of our chinny-chin-chins." they said confidently, knowing they were in a sturdy brick house.  The Big Bad Wolf was mad by now and said, "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!"  And he tried.  And tried.

But he couldn't blow that brick house down.  He eventually wandered off to have grilled cheese for dinner instead (at least in our version.)
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  1. Fabulous!!! I love the Big Bad Wolf nose. A wonderful way to retell a classic story.

  2. Thanks for sharing! Love it and have pinned it... the wold is a fabulous idea! :)

  3. *wolf :) Will definitely be trying this with my little girl! :)

  4. This is great. We have a super cute 3 Pigs playdough set but I didn't think to let the boys be the wolf. They are obsessed with the big bad wolf!!

  5. What a great idea!! We will definitely have to give this a try. My daughter is obsessed with the 3 little pigs.

  6. I LOVE your straw house! Never would have thought to use drinking straws, but so fun :) And the pigs are adorable :)

    Thank you for linking up with Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles!

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  8. I think this is a wonderful and tactile idea. We gave it a go this afternoon. Thankfully Daddy arrived home in time to save us. We used playdough instead of hot glue and sticky tape and our houses didn't want to stay standing long enough for the Big, Bad Wolf to blow them down.

    Happy to have found your blog.

  9. I was thinking about play dough as a base, too. You found such a fun way to tell the story.

  10. I love this micro version of dramatic play, it reminds me that I need to present more opportunities for it and not just the macro!

  11. This is the cutest activity ever! Those little pigs made me smile! Pinning and sharing. :)

  12. gave me a giggle! thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!

  13. The interaction of blowing the houses down would be a blast for my little ones. I think we'll do this and make some piggy puppets with cardboard tubes. Thanks so much for the inspiration! And for linking up with the Kids Co-Op of course. :)

  14. This is just ridiculously cute - my boys would love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  15. I am also a Reading Specialist and mommy! I would LOVE to have you join our Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes. My readers would love your book suggestions and this activity is hysterical! My boys love dressing up. I must try! :)
    Have a great weekend!

  16. Lorie! You're being featured on this week's Saturday Show & Tell! Thanks again for sharing; I'd love to invite you to also post this and other ideas to Summer Activities for Toddlers Collection.
    Thanks again for sharing and have a great weekend,
    Mackenzie :)

  17. I love this! I just shared a picture of my wolf and one of the little piggies we use for retelling this goes right along with it!

    I would love for you to come and check it out! =)

    Heather's Heart

  18. My kids are really into this story right now and I was so pleased to find your idea! We'll be doing this today so thank you! I haven't stopped by in a while but always enjoy your blog very much when I do. :)


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