Egg Carton Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!: Virtual Book Club for Kids

Welcome to January's Virtual Book Club for Kids! This month's author was David McPhail, who was a new author for us.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the David McPhail books and activities you link up.

We chose Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! and my three year old had me read it three times in a row.  It's a silly rhyming story about a man who finds his house full of mischievous pigs.  They pour oatmeal in the kitchen sink and have pizzas delivered.  The man is so mad about the mess they're making that he tries to kick them out.  But the pigs ask to stay so politely that he can't help but give in.

We made some egg carton pigs to go along with the book by cutting apart an egg carton, trimming it, and bending it to form ears.
We painted them different colors.
At this point, my four year old decided they looked nothing like pigs and no amount of convincing was going to change his mind.  My three year old was more interested and wanted a girl pig with hair and a bow.
Check out the color matching game made from egg carton pigs at Having Fun at Chelle's House.

Did you do a David McPhail activity this month? Please link it up or share it on the Virtual Book Club for Kids facebook page!
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Participating Blogs: Toddler Approved, Rainy Day Mum, Adventures in Reading with Kids, 3 Dinosaurs, Royal Baloo, The Educators' Spin On It, Inspiration Laboratories, Pleasantest Thing, Edventures with Kids, Two Big Two Little, Playing With Words 365, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Outlaw Mom, Mommy and Me Book Club, Crafty Moms Share, The Good Long Road, Ready. Set. Read 2 Me, Reading Confetti, Mama Smiles, Juggling with Kids, Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Creekside Learning, Creative Family Fun, The Usual Mayhem, Teach Preschool, PlayDrMom, CraftoArt, Here Come the Girls, Being a Conscious Parent, Smiling like Sunshine, Crayon Freckles, Train Up a Child

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  1. Oh my goodness, this may just be the cutest pig craft ever! I love it!

    I'll have to see if the library has this one; I think my sidekick would enjoy it.

  2. Kids can be so funny sometimes. What kind of pigs would he have made? I think they are darling pigs!

  3. Those turned out so cute. I could see lots of literacy games to play with them.

  4. Those are most definitely pigs! They are awesome! So creative.

  5. Your pigs are adorable! We are going to have to make some!

  6. I love those!!! We got that book from the library and my three year old loves it too. I can't wait to make those piggies.

  7. So cute and lots of potential for pretend play! Thanks for linking up to The Children's Bookshelf.

  8. They are super cute! My little man is obsessed with The Three Little Pigs.. he has been for a long time now. He also loves Little Red Riding Hood.. maybe it's that wolf charactr that makes it exciting for him. lol


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