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Three Little Pigs: Mask Craft {Preschool Reading Comprehension}

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Did I mentioned my daughter is obsessed with The Three Little Pigs?  Well, she is!  We’ve checked out five 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!

If you’re looking for a simple story extension activity for this class tale, try this easy Three Little Pigs mask craft! It’s a great way to work on preschool reading comprehension with your kids!

Love this activity? Try some of our favorite easy pig activities for toddlers too!

Three Little Pigs Mask Craft

Three Little Pigs Mask Craft for Preschoolers:

To make this Three Little Pigs mask craft, you’ll need the following affiliate resources:

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. Almost.

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.

Three Little Pigs Mask Craft for Preschool

We used masking tape to secure craft 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!

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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!!

The kids absolutely loved making this Three Little Pigs mask craft. I’m sure your little ones will too!

Three Little Pigs Mask Craft for Preschoolers

Three Little Pigs Maskmaking Activity Resources:

These Amazon affiliate resources will come in handy for putting together a Three Little Pigs unit!

More Three Little Pigs Resources:

I love this printable 3 Little Pigs playset from Fun with Mama

This 3 Little Pigs Word Find is a fun way to help your children work on reading and letter recognition

Your kids can improve scissor skills with this 3 Little Pigs Cutting Practice worksheet

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Sarah

Wednesday 27th of January 2016

My 2.5 year old daughter is insanely obsessed with the story of the three little pigs - reassuring to see she's not the only one.

It's all she ever wants to read or talk about, we have read many many different versions - looking for more Pigs activities since it's pretty much all she'll focus on...