Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs

Today’s Activities

Read It!

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What do you know about what plants need to survive? The students in Miss Johnson’s class are about to learn. Read the passage and answer the questions.

You can read the passage and hear the audio as you follow along. Think about the key vocabulary words before you read the story. What do they mean? experiment, soil, moist, oxygen, carbon dioxide

After you read/listen to the “Plant Experiment” story, look at the two plants on this worksheet.

  • What are some things that are the SAME about the plants?
  • What are some things that are DIFFERENT? 

Measure it!

Watch this first video about perimeters, then this one. Go outside and calculate the perimeter of your yard and/or outside of your house. Use a non-traditional form to measure such as your feet, arms-length, or come up with another idea.

Leveled learning extension: Practice counting and adding sums to 12 using this Three Little Pigs counting mat. You will need dice for this activity, or use an online dice roller . 

Design it!

How can you prevent the wind from blowing down a house? Watch this mystery science video and create your own model of a house that will be able to withstand a wind storm. You can either use the paper models in the lesson or create your own house. You can use items such as LEGOS, sticks, sugar cubes, or come us with your own idea. Test your house with a wind source (a hair dryer or fan).


Listen to these three different versions of the Three Little Pigs.

“The TRUE story of the 3 little pigs” by A.Wolf as told to Jon Scieszka. Grandma Annii’s Story Time.

Three Little Wolves & Big Bad Pig

“The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf “ (Book Read Aloud) by Mark Teague

When done, vote for your favorite with this survey

Get creative

You can use this recipe to make Pigs in a Blanket.

Alternate performing arts activity: Use this Readers’ Theatre script to act out the story of the Three Little Pigs! 

Leveled learning extension: Visit the “Accessible Chef” website to make Pigs in a Blanket with visual supports and simplified directions. 

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Speech & Language

Focus on COMPARE and CONTRAST. Discuss the similarities and differences between structures made of brick and structures made of wood.

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