Read and explore The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs need to move out of their home and build their own houses. They each choose a different material to use. Which house will be the strongest? Will the Big Bad Wolf blow their houses down? Read or watch the story online then try the following activities with your child.

Watch the story

  • As you are watching or reading the story together, encourage your child to join in with repeated parts o. For example, “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in.”
  • When saying the repeated parts, use different voices for the pigs and the wolf and encourage your child to do the same.
  • Talk about what might happen next in the story.

The Three Little Pigs activities

  • Huffing and puffing: Go outside to your garden or to a nearby outside space during your exercise time. Find some grass or a flower and try to blow it so that it moves.
  • House spotting: As you are walking around your local area, look out for different types of homes. Talk about and compare them. For example flats, bungalows, caravans and semi-detached houses. You could also talk about what materials were used to make the homes.
  • Songs and rhymes: Talk about pigs and other farm animals and sing rhymes like Old Macdonald, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Five Little Ducks. The words are on the Words for Life website.
  • Build a house: Use construction toys or recycled materials to build homes for the pigs or any toy animals that you have. You could use an old cereal box or egg carton. Talk about how materials can be balanced or joined together.
  • Animal sounds: Make different animal sounds and ask your child to copy. You could use toys or pictures to help your child to match the sound to the animal.

For older children

Use toys or pictures of animals. Say the starting sound of the name of an animal, for example “p, p, p” for pig. Ask your child to point to or say the name of the animal that starts with that sound. If your child is writing, they could try to sound out the word and write it down, or write a sentence describing the animal.