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3-D Houses

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.

Act Out The Three Little Javelinas

Encourage children to use the storyboard or story figures to retell the story on their own.

Adding Houses

Measure the lengths of objects by counting the number of blocks along the objects.

Animal Homes

Explore the different types of homes animals live in. Then help your child plan and build a house for a favorite animal.

Animal Tools: "Chirp Builds a Nest" #3 (PEEP show)

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.

Beautiful “B”

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.

Build a Castle

Have children build sand castles to size for a group of toy figures.

Build a House

Provide children with toy dump trucks and bulldozers so they can excavate in the sand and build a house.

Build High

Have children measure the towers they are building and discuss ways to build higher and stronger.

Building from Blueprints

Use blueprints to build the structure out of blocks. Encourage children to discuss how to make the parts of the house strong.

Building It

View and discuss the video of an actual construction site.

Building Site

Visit a construction site and talk with your child about the tools and machines used by construction workers.

Compare Story Murals

Create a mural about The Three Little Javelinas. Display the mural near the one you made last week to compare the settings.

Construction Site

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. 

Construction Zone

Let children role-play construction workers remodeling the Pretend and Play Center.

Draw and Write Together: Building Riddles

Invite children to create riddles that describe materials and tools.

Draw and Write Together: Compare Versions of The Three Little Pigs

Create a “Same/Different” Chart to compare the versions of the three little pigs’ story.

Draw and Write Together: Comparing Stories

Have children compare similarities and differences about two versions of a story. Chart results.

Draw and Write Together: Letter to the Big Bad Wolf

Have children write, draw, or dictate a letter to the big bad wolf.

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