Sharing all kinds of stories with your little one is very important and we had a great time reading King Pig by Nick Bland this month. The kids loved listening to the things that the King Pig and the sheep did. It also gave us an opportunity to talk about why the sheep were upset and how the pig came to realize he needed to be nice.
Our craft today involved a lot of folding practice! We made piggy ears and a piggy nose. We started with pink construction paper, folded it in half lengthwise (like a hot dog bun) and cut along the fold line. Set aside on half, the second half was then folded in half again and cut so that you end up with two strips of paper.
These two strips will become your headband. Staple the pieces together and then place around your child's head to determine size. Once you figure out how big your circle needs to be then staple in place.
The next step is to make the ears. We were able to save paper by using the piece that we had set aside earlier. We folded this piece in half so that we had a square (hamburger fold). Then we drew some ears on the paper and cut them out.
With the help of the moms we stapled the ears onto the head band. It helped to curl the paper and pinch it together at the end to be stapled so that the ears stood up a bit. To go with our fancy new ears we also made a pig nose out of a small paper cup. The kids folded and cut another strip of paper to wrap around the outside of the cup. They then drew nostrils on the bottom and used a single hole punch to make two holes in the sides that we attached a string to.
Our Little Piggies!
Thank you so much to Scholastic for this great book! One lucky family got to take this book home to enjoy night after night.