Story Time in the Park: Pigs!

Story Time in the Park: Pigs!

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Welcome to our very first story time of the 2013 season!  For this week, we focused on PIGS!

Here’s some of the fun we had!

Opening Activity

Piggy Finger Puppets: Retelling of Three Little Pigs

I used these little finger puppets to briefly talk about the three little pigs story, the most famous pig story around.  I found my finger puppets over at Story Book Workshop.  You can also find some cute ones on Pinterest if you browse around.  The older kids loved shouting out answers when I asked them about building materials and what happened when the wolf blew on the houses.

Songs and Fingerplays

This Little Piggy

This classic was fun for everyone.  It was too cold for kids to be baring their piggy toes, so we ended up using fingers instead.  Still fun!

Open Close Them

This is a super easy song and simple for kids to catch onto.  We use it quite a bit at story time.

I also grabbed some super helpful song rings from Me and Marie Learning that I always bring with me to story time.  It has all the classics so if I need one extra song, we just scroll through and pick one out together.

Books! Books! Books!

   After that, we moved onto the books for the day.  Originally, we had planned to use I Know a Wee Piggy, but apparently, it’s a popular book because I couldn’t get it from the library in time.

Pig Story Time

A Closer Look

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch

This was a great starter book — it only had 3-4 words on each page and the pictures are really bright and colorful.  This is a great book for learning prepositions or directional words as well.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

This was a favorite among the adults, but a little long for the two year olds.   I tried to move through it quickly, but it might be more suited for an at home reading instead of story time.

Clip-Clop

This is a super fun book about some barn yard friends (including a pig) who want to ride on the horse.  I had the kids help me by tapping their legs whenever I said “Clip-Clop” and they loved that part!

Craft Time!

For craft time, we decided to go with a super easy craft: The Circle Pig!

You can find the full tutorial on my post over at 3 Boys and  Dog, and here’s a look at my three year old’s finished product!

Circle Pig Preschool

We also put a spot on the back for kids to write their names along with the church’s address in case they wanted to get more information.

Story Time Craft

That wraps up the first week!

Next week is FROGS!

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