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Have children build three-dimensional houses with boxes for the three little pigs. Glue straw on the first box, sticks on the second box, and red paper squares on the third box.
Encourage children to use the storyboard or story figures to retell the story on their own.
Measure the lengths of objects by counting the number of blocks along the objects.
Explore the different types of homes animals live in. Then help your child plan and build a house for a favorite animal.
Have children watch the video PEEP and the Big Wide World “Chirp Builds a Nest.” Encourage children to browse through books from the Library Center to find out more about how animals build their homes.
Have children trace the letter “B” onto their paper. Remove the stencil and have them decorate the page.
Show the blueprint in Building a House by Byron Barton. Have children draw a blueprint for a building they would like to build.
Have children build sand castles to size for a group of toy figures.
Provide children with toy dump trucks and bulldozers so they can excavate in the sand and build a house.
Have children measure the towers they are building and discuss ways to build higher and stronger.
Use blueprints to build the structure out of blocks. Encourage children to discuss how to make the parts of the house strong.
View and discuss the video of an actual construction site.
Visit a construction site and talk with your child about the tools and machines used by construction workers.
Create a mural about The Three Little Javelinas. Display the mural near the one you made last week to compare the settings.
Have children work in small groups to pretend that they are builders at a construction site. Remind them the importance of safety as they work together to build a structure.
Let children role-play construction workers remodeling the Pretend and Play Center.
Invite children to create riddles that describe materials and tools.
Create a “Same/Different” Chart to compare the versions of the three little pigs’ story.
Have children compare similarities and differences about two versions of a story. Chart results.
Have children write, draw, or dictate a letter to the big bad wolf.