This week I’m reading silly stories (my favorite!) with the preschoolers, and I’ve been looking forward to using Sharon’s Make-A-Pig Flannel for this theme since she posted it back in may! It’s a great way to get kids to use vocabulary, as we have to describe the color and shape of the various parts of a pig, as well as where on his body they go! If you take the kids very literally when you add pieces to the board, you’ll end up with some pretty funny results!
Several kids have asked to make another animal after we finish this one, so I think you could do this with other animals as well!
We start with the body:
The first thing we have to add is a head:
After figuring out where the head really goes, we add the eyes:
Oh! Eyes go on the head.
Once we figure out that the eyes are horizontal, we move on to the nose:
That’s not right? That’s a trunk? Oh, okay. How about this?
Okay, so a pig doesn’t have a beak. He has a pink, round, snout. Let’s find some ears:
Whoops! Those aren’t right!
So. Pig’s ears are pink triangles. Let’s find some legs:
No. Pink feet.
Perfect! Now we need a tail. A pigtail!
Let’s try another tail, on the bottom this time:
Once we figure out that a pig’s tail is pink, curly, and goes on his bottom, we’ve made a pig!
Personally, though, I think a pig needs something extra: a wig!
Get it? Pig, wig! It rhymes! No? Okay fine. But look! We made a PIG:
Check in with Sharon (the originator of this flannel) later today for the full Flannel Friday roundup! And click the link to the right if you’d like to see all the posts organized in a visual manner on pinterest. Enjoy!