Three Little Pigs: Masks {Preschool Reading Comprehension}

Did I mentioned my daughter is obsessed with The Three Little Pigs?  Well, she is!  We’ve checked out 5 different versions from the library and read them every day.  A lot.  Today we decided to do a little work with colors and a little bit with reading comprehension, using face masks!  Let’s get started!

What You Need:

  • Heavy Duty Paper Plates (4 Total)
  • Red and White Paint (to make pink)
  • Black and White Paint (to make gray)
  • Paint brushes
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Packing Tape
  • Marker/Crayon to add faces

What You Do:

I wanted to show the kids a little bit about mixing colors, so instead of dishing out the pink and gray paint, I put a little dab of red & white on the pig plates and a dab of black & white on the wolf plates.
We talked about the colors mixing as the kids painted and then I got all excited when a new color started to emerge.  Even the baby (13 months) got into painting on this one!  Thankfully, he’s almost past the “eat everything” stage.
After the plates were dry, we drew little faces on them to represent the three pigs and one wolf.  I was in charge of the wolf and as you can see, my artistic ability is very limited.
Here’s the masterpieces from the kids (and one more from me)
We used packing tape to secure Popsicle sticks to the back of the plates and then headed outside for some role playing.
We have read several versions of the pig story (many times) so I was anxious to see what Chipmunk came up with when we started playing.   She remembered almost all of the story line, but especially making a house of BRICKS!
Later, we played Three Little Pigs with her tiny playhouse.  Our dialogue went like this:
Me: Little pig, little pig, let me in!
Her: Not by the hairs of my chin chin chin
Me: Can I just put my paw in?
Her: No!
Me: Can I just put my tail in?
Her: No!
Me: Can I come in for tea?
Her: Oh sure!!
Me: Haha!  Now I will eat you!
Her: Don’t eat me.  I have donuts!!

What About You?

How do you make reading come to life for your kids?

More Resources:

Three Little Pigs Halloween Costume! 

Three Little Pigs Retelling from Reading Confetti (Legos and Straws)

About the Author:

Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.

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