Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Piggy in the Puddle - Activity & Movie

Can I tell you how much of a nerd I'm becoming? I have been searching for fun ideas to share with Connor to make days indoors more enjoyable. As much as we would love to be outside, poor C's allergies are all kinds of gross right now so we are staying in door when the pollen count it highest. Which is often these days. But that's okay because we have discovered new books, fun crafts and cute movies to spend our afternoons with. This month we uncovered a new love of mud and pigs in "The Piggy in the Puddle".

See the piggy,
See the puddle,
See the muddy little puddle.
See the piggy in the middle
Of the muddy little puddle.

And so begins this rollicking story-in-verse about a determined young pig who absolutely refuses to leave her mud puddle -- much to the dismay of her family! Connor loved how silly this book sounded when read out loud so much so we read it 3 times in one afternoon. Once we wrapped up reading it, I shared with Connor that it was his turn to be a puddy piggy!

Putting the pig together was super simple. I used pink construction paper, a pink pipe cleaner for his tail and a pink button for his nose. Added eyes and we had ourselves the perfect pig for getting muddy. I glued the constructed pig to a piece of painting paper to protect our table and to allow us to keep our big once he dried.

C insisted on making his piggy's legs as muddy and messy as possible. While painting, we talked about pigs and where they lived, what they ate, what sound they made. Connor went as far as making up a story about his pig. It had something to do with teaming up with Batman to protect Gotham City from Joker (makes perfect sense, right?).

While we let our pig dry, we popped in Peppa Pig's Muddy Puddles that I picked up from our local library. We don't get to watch Peppa often so this was a treat for him. He is a fan of Peppa so a muddy pig craft plus 30 minutes of Peppa on TV made for the best afternoon. ever.!

This was the first time we've read "The Piggy in the Puddle" and we loved it so much I purchased us one from Amazon to add to our library. Painting was fun too and the messy pig themed movie was an added bonus. "Playing school" as Connor calls it has pushed me to brainstorm more fun we can have this Spring and Summer. 

Find more "The Piggy in the Puddle" activities, recipes, crafts and more over at Raising Fairies and Knights. 

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