Reading fairytales is not only a great way to keep your students entertained. They can also be used to introduce a wide variety of lessons. You can use the book to cover every subject from math to science to social studies to art and language arts. The following are some activity ideas for the story of The Three Little Pigs.
Once your students have finished reading the story, you can have your students design a collage to represent the story. Have your students collect and cut out pictures of different houses, pigs, or wolves. Your students can then glue them in various shapes to canvas, cardboard, or even poster board.
Another way to incorporate art into this lesson is to have your students design masks of the storybook characters. This will get their imaginations moving and give them an opportunity to express their creativity. Be sure to completely cover their workspace and that their clothes are protected from any paint or marker stains. You will also want to carefully monitor the use of any scissors.
Science and Geography Connection:
All About Wolves
You can use The Three Little Pigs to teach your students all about wolves. Discuss the two different types of wolves with them. Pull out a map and locate areas where wolves are most commonly found.
After you have taught your students how to compare and contrast, you can have them identify similarities and differences in the characters from the story. You can let them compare and contrast the 3 different pigs or even compare and contrast the pigs with the wolf. Another option is to have the students compare and contrast this story with another children’s story.
You can also teach your students sequential order using The Three Little Pigs. You can have them create timelines of story events that include what happened first, second, third, fourth, and last.
Incorporate writing skills into the lesson. Not only can you have your students write a summary of the story, but you can also have them critique the story. Even very young children can tell you whether they like a story or not. Have them write a short book review. They can rate the book on a scale of 1 to 5. A score of 5 means that the book was very interesting and a score of a 1 meaning that it was not interesting.
Become an Author
Have your students create their own children’s story. Careful explain the criteria for their story. Design a rubric for your students to use, and your students are all set to become authors.
Turn The Three Little Pigs into a learning adventure. Teach it across the curriculum using these fun learning activities.