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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.

Adding Houses

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

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.

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 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.

Draw and Write Together: More of “Our Three Little Pigs”

Have children finish writing and illustrating their version of The Three Little Pigs. Help children put the pictures in the correct sequence and bind the pages into a booklet.

Draw and Write Together: “Our Three Little Pigs” #1

Have children draw, dictate, or write their own version of The Three Little Pigs.

Draw and Write Together: “Our Three Little Pigs” #2

Have children continue to work on their variation of The Three Little Pigs. Have children dictate or write words to go along their drawings and dictations.

Draw and Write Together: Retell The Three Little Javelinas

Have children use puppets to retell the story.

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