This week, my idea actually came from a book. I have been getting a lot of easy reader type books for Lucas from the library. This was one we got a few weeks ago. The Three Little Pigs illustrated by Katie Saunders.
Now I must admit, at first I wasn't that impressed with this story. The wolf doesn't even say "I'll huff and puff...". The illustrations were cute though, but it was what I found at the end of the book that made me love it and inspire this week's Time For Tot's Day.
At the end of the book it has a bunch of activity ideas.. which helped inspire this day.
We began by reading the story together.
Then it was time to arrange the story in the right order. This page was found at the back of the book. I made it black and white and cut out the pictures for each kid.
Alex listened for the first two steps, then just did her own thing.
Then we made the three pig's houses. This was definitely the favorite part of the day. I got inspiration for these houses at Miss Mary's Preschool Ideas.
Supplies for houses:
-Big Piece Construction Paper
-3 rectangle house shapes cut out of paper
-3 triangle roofs
-Bag of Paper Shred
-Paint (Red and Brown)
The kids first glued the houses and roofs to the paper. Then we made the houses in order. The glue sticks actually worked really well to keep the paper shreds and Popsicle sticks down.
Then we painted on the bricks.
- Worksheet image I made can be downloaded here. (you will have to add your own instructions I forgot to save the final product!)
- House inspiration found at Miss Mary's Preschool Ideas here.