The Three Little Pigs
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Readers' Theater Script for The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone ... Deanna Knox's site

Straw Houses: No Need to Fear the Big, Bad Wolf ... National Geographic Kids
.....In the sotry of the three little pigs, the one who built his house of straw did not fare well; the big, bad wolf huffed and puffed and blew his house down. But builder Michael Furbish, who made his own home from bales of straw and an elementary school of the same materials, says in reality, straw houses are not only sturdy but also good for the environment. ... read more...

WEBQUESTS -- Quest Garden
Fairy Tale Fun ... (also includes "Cinderella")
  • from the 'teacher introduction'...Have you been wondering how to make learning about fairy tales different and more challenging for your students? On this webquest, your students will travel through the internet to find answers to questions, read two fairy tales from the internet, compare and contrast, explore different elements of the stories, discover point of view, and will be challenged to be creative artistically. This webquest will force students to work collaboratively and discover the importance of teamwork. It will allow students to learn from each other. I hope it is successful for tapping into those higher order thinking skills we are trying to achieve from our students!
You the Juror ...
  • from the introduction...Students become the "jurors" in this mock trial of The Three Little Pigs vs. Alexander T. Wolf. They will analyze several versions of the story, research the plausability of facts presented in the case, make a judgement based on the facts, and persuade fellow "jurors" of their decision.

3 Little Pigs New Home... Here are the "challenges" from the quest as presented on the website--Quest Garden. For younger students, you can modify the activities using the same ideas.
...Challenge #1: The first job will be to decide what the house will be made of and what you will use to build it on your poster board. creative...and have fun with what you choose! You must stay within budget, but you also must be efficient with what you choose becasue you must sell the house to the 3 little pigs at the end of this project!
...Challenge #2: The second job is to decide how much of the material to buy! You will have a budget of $90,000.00. Here are the costs:
  • Roof - $3 per square foot
  • Labor - $5 per square foot
  • Housing Material - Please assign a cost that is most appropriate for the material you chose per square foot.
Place each of these values, along with your totals, into an excel spreadsheet.
...Challege #3: Build your house! Use materials purchased to build the appropriate sized house to fit your budget. You can draw or use construction paper to cut out the various pieces of your house. Remember you build a house piece-by-piece. Make sure to label each piece by telling me what geometric shape you are using. You m ust include 5 different shapes that we have learned in class in yoru house design. Be creative!
.........................Second, you must measure your house and include all of these measurements on yoru final house design. Tell me the measurement of each piece as well as the measurements of the osue as a whole. Calculate the total area of the house. Do not forget to put a For Sale sign and include its shape and dimensions as well.
...Challenge #4: Sell your house! The 3 little pigs are anxious to have a home that can withstand the "huffing and puffing" of the big bad wolf! Each class period will vote to determine what house the 3 little pigs will buy from each class! Good Selling!

Read online ...Well-Loved Tales--The Three Little Pigs--A Ladybird 'Easy-Reading' Book
audio story (& read online) ... storynory
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...hear stories read aloud ... or read them by yourself

  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Bremen Musicians
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Puss in Boots
  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Snow White
  • Three Little Pigs
  • The Frog Prince

POEM -- read with a partner ... free to download from The Kindergarten


finger puppets ... pinterest
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stick puppet figures -- The Three Little Pigs ... Storybook
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Story Cards ... The Daycare Resource Connection

story manipulatives ... use for felt boards, flash cards, game pieces, sequencing, stick puppets, etc....Preschool Printables
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story images --
Reduce the size of the images and use them for story vocabulary cards, game cards, themed writing paper, sequencing, student-made books, etc.
Use the images 'as is' or enlarge them for student-made book covers, individual themed word banks, "frames" to hold student writing, etc.

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Roald Dahl...Revolting Rhymes...Three Little Pigs Be sure to preview this video. In this version, the 3rd little pig calls Red Riding Hood for help with the wolf. When she arrives, she shoots the wolf and at the end of the video we see her wearing a "wolf-skin" coat & carrying a "pig-skin" traveling case.
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Readers' Theater Script
Reader's Theater script from PBS Zoom

sequence the pictures, then write a caption for each picture ... crickweb

brain_boosters_(DE).JPG ...from Discovery Education
The Three Little Pigs (LOGIC)
The three little pigs, as you know, built houses — one of straw, one of sticks, and one of bricks. By reading the six clues, figure out which pig built each house, the size of each house, and the town in which each house was located. Use a chart (on website) to keep track of your information and your logic.

don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.png visual aids, sequencing sheets, cut-outs, word mats, role-play masks, Bingo, 'wanted' poster templates, finger puppets, story cards, story words, phonemes on pigs, rebus story + more...Sparklebox

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Storybird --- The 3 Little Pigs ... 169 stories about the 3 little pigs written by kids on "Storybird"
illustrations, clipart (black & white) ... Kids' Pages

VIDEOS--The 3 Little Pigs
Three Little Wolves -- Disney, 1936
The Big Bad Wolf -- Disney, 1934 ... with Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs ... Jon Scieszka ...... (AR book level 3.0)
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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf ... Liz Pichon
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig ....Eugenios Trivizas ...
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It was time for the three little wolves to go out into the world, so off they went and built themselves a splendid brick house. But they hadn't reckoned on the big bad pig who soon came along and knocked their house down.
The little wolves built a stronger house of concrete, in which they were sure to be safe. But that didn't stop the big bad pig, who made short work of it with a pneumatic drill. Even a house made of armor plates could not protect them. It was only a chance encounter with a flamingo bird that solved their dilemma in an entirely unexpected and satisfactory way.
The Three Little Pugs and the Big, Bad Cat .... click here for more
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Three little pugs named Bubbles, Bandit and Beauty live with their mother in the woods. One day, she tells them that its time for them to set out on their own. The pugs head out to build their own houses but can they steer clear of the Big, Bad Cat? (book summary from Amazon)

The Three Little Javelinas... ... click here for more about The Three Little Javelinas
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The 3 Little Dassies ... (Jan Brett) ... click here for more with this book
This is a beautifully illustrated retelling of The Three Little Pigs folktale, set in Africa with dassies instead of pigs. Dassies are cute little guinea pig-like animals that eagles love to eat. These little dassies (just saying 'little dassies' is fun) are all dressed up and looking for a place to live. They each build a home at the base of a mountain, where they are welcomed by the lizard, Agama Man. The next morning, an eagle swoops down and flaps and claps and blows in Mimbi's house of grass, and carries her up to his nest at the top of the mountain. He then comes back down and does the same to Pimbi's little house of sticks, but when he tries to blow down Timbi's house of rocks, he is in for a surprise. Part of the fun is the secondary story, in which Agami Man plays a vital role, taking place behind the scenes which is told in pictures on the sides of each page. (Provo City Library Children's Book Review)
Three Little Cajun Pigs ... (Mike Artell) ... ... click here for more about Three Little Cajun Pigs

The Three Little Eric Kimmel ... for more with this book, click here
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While three little tamales cool off on a windowsill, a tortilla rolls by. "You'll be eaten. You'd better run," he tells them.
And so the tamales jump out the window.
The first runs to the prairie and builds a house of sagebrush
The second runs to a cornfield and builds a house of cornstalks.
The third runs to the desert and builds a house of cactus.
Then who should come along but Señor Lobo, the Big Bad Wolf.
Just like the wolf in "the three Little Pigs," he plans to huff and puff and blow their houses down. But does he succeed? Or do the three little tamales outwit him? (summary from book jacket)

The Three Little Gators ... by Helen Ketterman

A delightfull retelling of the three little pigs story. Three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Their mother warns them to build strong houses that can protect them from Big-bottomed Boar, who likes to eat tasty, tender gators for his snack. Soon, First Gator builds himself a nice house out of rocks. Second Gator reckons rocks are too much work, so he builds his house with sticks. And Third Gator's house of sand is the easiest one to build! But soon Big-bottomed Boar shows up. With a bump, bump, bump of the fierce boar's rump, he knocks over Third Gator's house of sand. It doesn't take long for that rump to bump Second Gator's house of sticks. But he can't knock over Third Gator's house of stones, so he tries another way in - through the chimney! Guess what happens to the Boar's rump after that?! (Amazon book review)
The Three Little Fish and the Big, Bad Shark ... by Ken Geist .... AR book level 3.0
A hilarious retelling of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS.
"Little fish, little fish, let me come in."
"Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!"
"Then I'll munch, and I'll crunch, and I'll smash your house in!"
Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to make their own homes.
Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up.
Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up.
It's smart Kim who sets up house in an old sunken ship!
Children will delight in this silly story with funny, eye-popping illustrations. (book summary from Indie Bound)
Pig, Pigger, Piggest
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Pig, Pigger, and Piggest are brothers who set off to build the castles of their dreams. Each pig is then visited by one of three witch sisters who live nearby in the forest. "Let me come in. I am rich, and I want to buy your castle," states each one, but the brothers refuse to give up their homes. The witches then call upon Huff and Puff to blow the castles down, leaving only mudpiles. Then the three swine ask the witches to marry them. Overcome by emotion, the witches agree, and they live sloppily ever after. (story summary from School Library Journal)

Wait! No Paint! ... (Bruce Whatley) ... for more with this book, click here
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All the three little pigs want to do is move out of their crowded home (where seventy-three other little pigs live) and build their own little houses. But wait! What's that sticky orange juice doing on the first little pig's straw house? And why is the second pig turning green? And what does it all have to do with the mysterious Voice the pigs keep hearing?

Full of surprises, laughs, and hilarious wordplay, this quirky retelling of "The Three Little Pigs" encourages readers to look at this favorite story in a whole new way. (summary from book jacket)
Alaska's Three Pigs ... (Arlene Laverde)
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This is the story of the 3 little pigs retold Alaskan-style as the pigs camp, fish, ski, and build homes. A grizzly bear takes the place of the wolf, and instead of a brick house, the little pig builds an igloo....a fun adaptation with a surprising setting

The Three Pigs ... (David Wiesner)
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
This picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects—cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.
Big Bad Wolves At School book cover.png ... by Stephen Krensky
When his parents fear that Rufus will not make it in the cold, cruel world, they enroll him in the Big Bad Wolf Academy to learn huffing and puffing, the art of disguise, and sheep as a foreign language. Poor Rufus doesn't fit in with the other students, who practice being wolves in sheep's clothing and debate the best way to enter a henhouse. On moonlit nights and sunny days, he finds better things to do than prepare for exams. Yet when the hunters come, he saves everyone by doing what wolves do best and graduates with a special medal. (review from School Library Journal on Amazon)
Once Upon a Breath... tumblebooks ... e-books for e-kids ... read online
WOLF! Becky Bloom ..... (AR book level 3.5)
external image wolfbook.jpgWhen the wolf comes to attack the farm animals, they ignore him because they're all too busy reading. So...the wolf learns to read, too, and they all live happily ever after.
Where's the Big Bad Wolf? ... by Eileen Christelow ..... (AR book level 2.6)
....Whenever there's trouble on Detective Doggedly's beat, that low-down, no-good, chicken-chasing, pig-poaching Big Bad Wolf is always the prime suspect. But when the three little pigs' house is huffed and puffed into a pile of straw and only a sheep named Esmeralda is found at the scene of the crime, Doggedly has a new mystery to solve: Where's the Big Bad Wolf?
....With the help of some wise elderly cows, Doggedly sniffs out the clues. But can he catch the culprit before the three little pigs get gobbled up?
....Here's a new wrinkle on the classic tale, enlivened by Eileen Christelow's fast-paced narrative style and her drolly comic illustrations. (story summary from book jacket)
Tell the Truth, B. B. Wolf ... by Judy Sierra .... (AR book level 2.9)
B. B. Wolf, formerly known as the Big Bad Wolf, begins telling his version of what really happened at the ill-fated homes of the Three Little Pigs. But his audience at the local library is skeptical. "Isn't that wolf's snout getting longer?" asks Pinocchio. "It's a cooked-up, half-baked tale," snaps the Gingerbread Boy. And then who steps forward from the back of the room but--you guessed it--one of the Three Little Pigs, squealing, "Tell the truth, B. B. Wolf!"
....Fessing up to the truth is hard for this reformed old badie, who now lives a quiet life at the Villain Villa Senior Citizens Center. But B. B. Wolf finds a way to turn his bad old deed into a good new deed and, in the process, acquires a more appropriate new middle name. (story summary from book jacket)
Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf ... by Judy Sierra ...... (AR book level 2.8)
When B.B. Wolf, who now lives in the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to the library for a storybook tea, he is careful to follow the advice of his crocodile friend and impresses everyone with how polite he can be.
Big Bad Wolf is Good .... by Simon Puttock and Lynne Chapman
Big, Bad Wolf is Good (book cover) ... by Simon Puttock & Lynne Chapman.jpg...The wolf is lonely and nobody will be his friend. He thinks maybe it's because he's big and bad and scary. Then he has a bright idea. What if he changes his ways and becomes good? What if he does a noble deed? ....Then will he have some friends? ..... Hmmmm....maybe not.......
Suddenly! ... by Colin McNaughton ...... (AR book level 2.2)
Preston Pig has the feeling he's being followed.
Oops! ... by Colin McNaughton ...... (AR book level 2.7)
A confused wolf and a clumsy pig named Preston meet in a story that combines elements of "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs."


coloring pages of the story (18 pages) ...
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OTHER purchase ... or use these as patterns to make your own
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masks...from Carlex, French & Spanish Teaching Supplies