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I Know A Wee Piggy {Story and Craft}

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Wee PIggy

This week, we’ve been reading lots of pig-themed books including the ones pictured above.  The book, “I know a Wee Piggy” does a great job reviewing colors by following a crazy little pig all over the fair.  It’s written in the same style as “I know an old lady who swallowed a fly” and the kids loved all the pictures in this book.

Wee Piggy

We decided to recreate the wee piggy’s experience with some water-color paints.  Want to follow along?

Wee Piggy

 I started by sketching a piggy.  Normally, I would print off a template, but my computer is completely on the fritz and won’t even turn on, so we had to go a little archaic today!

Wee PIggy

Once it was cut out and turned around, it didn’t look so bad.  Right?

Wee PIggy

The kids glued their piggy onto a sheet of green paper and the coloring began!

Wee PIggy

Usually, I put a tiny drop of water onto each water color.  This eliminates the need for a glass of water.   Water glasses usually get spilled around here or they usually mean way too much water on the paper and not enough color!   A drop of water fixes that problem.

Wee PIggy

We read through the book a little as they colored, especially the page that reads “Upside down, he wallowed in brown”.  That was their favorite line.  🙂

Wee PIggy

I know a Wee Piggy who wallowed in brown!!

Wee PIggy

Near the end of the book, the wee piggy wallowed in purple by swiping some lady’s purple scarf and running all over the fair with it.  To add this to our picture, I used some purple tulle left over from Chipmunk’s birthday party.

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After the kids were all done painting, I hot glued the ribbons onto the pig.

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I added a “Pig” label and we hung them with pride.  Chipmunk has been really excited about this project for some reason.  She carried it all over the house for a day and has been showing to everyone who stops by.

What About You?

What fun pig projects have you done recently?

Lindsey Whitney is a mom of two, home day care provider and blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.

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Kim Norman

Friday 26th of April 2013

Oh, and I forgot to say, "Upside down, he wallowed in brown" is a favorite line when I do school visits and read the book on a PowerPoint screen. I always have the kids say that aloud with me. It's so much fun!

Cierra

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

My students absolutely LOVE this book! I am currently working on a lesson plan using your book!

Kim Norman

Thursday 25th of April 2013

Lindsey, I'm the author of I KNOW A WEE PIGGY, and I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing my book in such a clever way. Love the purple scarf/bow. Perfect final touch! Your daughter is much better at cutting than my sons were at that age! Keep up the lovely, creative work.

Kelli

Friday 26th of April 2013

Oh wow, thanks so much for stopping by the site! :-)