Pigs, Bricks and a Bad Wolf


One of our school annual projects is working crosscurricular in our EFL/ ESL classes.

So, these are some of the activities we did at school while reading The Three Pigs

We ..
  • made predictions. The kids looked at the cover of the book and told what they think the story would be about.
  • went on a picture walk through the book. We didn't read the text, just looked at each picture and told what they thought is happening in each picture.
  • cololored the cover of our folder. 
  • learned that P is for pigs, W is for wolf. Kids cut and pasted pictures from magazines and sorted them. P/W
  • looked for information about pigs, then we compared real and fictional pigs. same with wolves
  • used the necklace to recal the events of the story. 
  • made puppets with craft sticks to sequence events
  • used the vocabulary cards to review and practice vocabulary
  • using boxes of all sizes and papers we created cars, vans and boats. 
  • sorted the words by beginning sounds, syllables, short or long words
  • discussed about  the importance of community places and workers
  • acted out an occupation and have the children guess that you are pretending to be. Then let the children take turns pretending to be someone.
  • made a community helpers collage using cut outs from old magazines
  • talked about transportation. Answered questions such as what's this? what color is this? is it small? is it big? have you ever been in a (plane)? where did you go? which is bigger a ship or a boat? which goes faster a bike or a motorbike?
  • sorted transportation by number of wheels, by land, air, water, by size, etc
  • I hide a  plastic car in a bag and asked one kid to touch it and answered questions such as "is it a car?" "is it a plane?"
  • drew the different ways kids went to school
  • with youger kids we mimed actions such as "fly a plane" "drive a car" "sail a boat" "ride a bike"
  • said a chant
Little airplane
little airplane
little airplane
fly up
fly up
fly down
fly away with me
  • roley played the following conversation using a puppet and in pairs

    A- Hello. What’s your job? B- My job is ….(puppet’s job)
    A- What do you do? B- ……………………
    A-What are your tools? B-…………………….
    A-Where do you work? B-…………………….
  • learnt a new song
Have you ever seen a worker?
Tune: Did you ever see a Lassie?

Have you ever seen a builder, a builder, a builder
Have you ever seen a builder saw this way and that?
// Saw this way and that way//
Have you ever seen a painter A painter A painter
Have you ever see a painter brush this way and that?
// Brush this way and that way //
Have you ever seen a teacher a teacher a teacher
Have you ever see a teacher write this way and that?
// Write this way and that way write//
Have you ever seen a teacher write this way and that?
  • learnt a poem
The people in your neighbourhood... 
Who are the people in your neighbourhood?
The people that we meet each day?
The postman always brings the mail


Through rain or snow or sleet or hail.
Who are the people in your neighbourhood?
The people that you meet each day?
The fireman is brave it's said


His fire truck is shiny red.
Who are the people in your neighbourhood?
The people that you meet each day?

  • our kids built their own big model house by pasting building blocks made of milk cartoons covered with red paper.

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