Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Perfect Party Pig Day

Guess what day it is today?
It's Pigalific Pigarific Porcine Pig day!

Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems
OPL Link

Okay everybody, let's get those piggies out . . .

Piggies by Audrey and Don Wood
OPL Link (told as a fingerplay, have book on display for taking home)

A long long time ago, pigs looked just like they do now, except for one thing . . .

Long-Nosed Pig by Keith Faulkner
(told with puppets - make sure you get some fun voice in there!)

And that is why you never hear a pig say anything but. . . 

Two Mother Pigs

Two mother pigs
      Both thumbs up
Each had four babies, and that made ten
      Show 4 fingers on each hand
These four babies were black and white
      One hand
These four babies were black as night     
      Other hand
All eight babies loved to play
      Wiggle fingers
So they rolled and they rolled in the mud all day
      Roll hands
But at night, with their mother,
they curled up in a heap
       First, palms up
And they squealed and they squealed ,
until they went to sleep.
      Tuck thumbs under fingers

Now those were some pigs. One of my favorite pigs is, 

Piggie Pie Po by Audrey and Don Wood
OPL Link (read one chapter for a Laptime, all for a Storytime- also consider doing some bubbles here, a bubble dance or other action activity)

My oh my, that little piggie is one swell pig!
Those bubbles from Piggie Pie Po's bath remind me of another pig song. . . 

Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Higglety, pigglety pop!
The dog has eaten the mop
The pig’s in a hurry
The cat’s in a flurry
Higglety, pigglety, pop!

There's just something about that POP :)
Now, for a song that never fails to make me giggle,

This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy ate roast beef
This little piggy had none
And this little piggy went
Wee wee wee all the way home
      Tickle tickle tickle

You really have to watch those piggies, they are awfully close to the parts that get tickled.

To Market

To market to market to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggity jig
To market to market to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again, jiggity jog
To market to market to buy a plum bun
Home again, home again, market is done

Home again, home again, we are done. 

Additional Material

Fingerplays and Songs

I Had a Little Piggy
I had a little piggy and I fed him from trough,
And he grew so big and fat that his tail popped off
So I took me a hammer
And I took me a nail
And I gave that piggy a wooden tail.

The pettitoes are little feet
And the little feet are not big
  Hands close together
Great feet belong to the grunting hog
  Hands apart= large
And the pettities to the little pig
 Wee Wee Wee

Piggie Wig and Piggie Wee
  Long fingerplay, consider only for storytime-aged kids

Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean
Sing it to “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
(From Mels Desk found here)

Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Land-ed with a thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs


Olivia by Ian Falconer
OPL Link (if done right is okay for Laptime, might be best for Storytime)

or We Are In aBook by Mo Willems

Three Little Pigs 
(any short version you like)

To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

Three Pigs by David Wiesner

Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley

Pig, Pigger, Piggest by Rick Walton

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