Storytime: Pigs


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Phonological Awareness & Narrative Skill


Wibby Pig Opens His Presents by Mick Inkpen
by Mark Teague
Olivia by Ian Falconer      
by Debbie Rivers-Moore 
Little Pookie
by Sandra Boynton  
Without You
by Geneviève Côté
by Maurice Sendak    
The Three Horrid Little Pigs
by Liz Pichon
Oink? By Margie Palatini
If You Give a Pig a Party
by Laura Numeroff
Are You Ready for Bed?
By Barney Saltzberg    
Little Oink
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Goodnight Piggy Wiggy by Christyan Fox  
Pig on a Swing
by Jenny Nimmo


  1. Intro
  2. Read-a-Loud Book
  3. Flannelboard
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Fingerplay Rhyme
  6. Read-a-Loud Book
  7. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  8. Read-a-Loud Book
  9. Craft


Pig Books

Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Jayne Church
Pigs to the Rescue
by John Himmelman
Squeaky Clean by Simon Puttock
How Kind!
By Mary Murphy


Flannelboard: Old MacDonald Had a Farm (via

Fingerplay Rhyme: Two Mother Pigs  (via SurLaLune Storytime)                       

Two mother pigs lived in a pen
[Show thumbs.]
Each had four babies, and that made ten
[Show fingers and thumbs.]
These four babies were black as night
[Hold up hand, extend fingers, thumb in palm.]
These four babies were black and white
[Hold up other hand, thumb in palm.]
But all eight babies loved to play
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day.
[Roll hands.]
At night, with their mother, they curled up in a heap,
[Make fists, palms up.]
And squealed and squealed till they went to sleep.

Finger Puppet Rhyme: This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went…
“Wee wee wee” all the way home…


Pig Craft

I decided to forgo using paper plates to create this week’s craft, but I did not feel like doing a lot of cutting. So, I quickly sketched a simple pastoral scene featuring a pig. I scanned the original into my computer and printed multiple copies. I thought the addition of Springtime foam stickers (purchased from The Dollar Tree for $1) might add some flair. Along this same vein, I added googly eyes and a pipe cleaner (chenille stem) tail. Pre-cut construction paper, crayons and markers were provided.


I’d originally planned this storytime for a young attendee who loves pigs. Unfortunately, that storytime attendee was absent. Luckily, the other 10 children who attended storytime at GBL, enjoyed Saturday’s theme. The first half of storytime went well, but the children’s attention began to wander mid-way through. So I was forced to redirect their attention multiple times. Part of the problem was due in part to the fact I had a sinus infection, so my read-a-loud was less than stellar.


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