Monday, March 2, 2015


Yesterday, March 1st, was National Pig Day. Why not celebrate this week with some little piggie ideas? Here’s an extension of the traditional rhyme where you can reinforce ordinal numbers. 

         The first little pig went to the market.
         The second little pig stayed home.
         The third little pig had roast beef.
         The fourth little pig had none.
         The fifth little pig cried, “Wee wee wee” all the way home.
         The sixth little pig ate some pizza.
         The seventh little pig ate a pear.
         The eighth little pig had spaghetti.
         The ninth little pig’s plate was bare.
         The tenth little pig cried, “Wee wee wee, I will share!” 

Glue pig faces to jumbo craft sticks. Write the ordinals at the bottom and use as you say the rhyme.

Ten Little Piggies Counting Book
Give each child an 8” x 8” square of paper. Let them take off their shoes and socks and trace around their feet. Next, let them decorate their footprints with markers or crayons. Tape their pictures together to make an accordion book. Write the numerals 10, 20, 30, 40….on the pages.

Piggie Bookmark
Let children take off their shoes and socks and trace around their foot on construction paper. After they cut it out and decorate it they can use it as a bookmark to “step into a good book.”