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P is for Pig

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Welcome to our P is for Pig Book List and Activity List!

We have been reading through the alphabet this year in our homeschool preschool. It has been a fun way to get to know new books and new authors!

You can print off a list of our favorite PIG books or scroll down to see the list: P is for Pig Booklist

*note: we did not get to read all of the books on the list. A couple of them are still sitting on the shelf on hold at our library, which is closed to do the Corona Virus. I will update this page once we are able to read them all! These books looked good, but I am not sure since we didn’t get to read them yet. They are marked with an asterisk!

Below you will find…

  • A list of our favorite PIG books
  • A list of activities you can try at home
  • *NEW* A couple ideas for Biblical Integration

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P is for Pig Book List

The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett
A hilarious tale of a surprising mixup!

Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira
This is one of my favorites! A cute story of a cross cultural communication mixup.

Yours Truly, Louisa by Simon Puttock
An adorable story about an unusually tidy pig! She must be an Enneagram 1 🙂

What this Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virjan
Cute beginning reader book.

Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems
An Elephant and Piggie book celebrating pigs and those who love them.

Richard Scarry’s Pig Will and Pig Won’t

If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
From Laura Numeroff, the author of the classic book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Not as good as the original, but still cute.

A Pig, A Fox, and a Box by Jonathan Fenske
This is a Penguin Learn to Read book and winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award. Sophie thought this one was hysterical.

Sprig the Rescue Pig by Leslie Crawford
A cute story of pig who makes daring escape from a pig truck and finds a new home.

Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Some zealous pigs try to be “helpful” around the farm.

Pigs by Robert Munsch
A girl learns just how smart pigs are in this classic Robert Munsch book. We changed the word “stupid/dumb” to “silly.”

Small Pig by Arnold Lobel
Small pig leaves home in search of some nice, soft mud after the farmer’s wife does too much tidying on the farm.

The Mercy Watson Series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive, A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo
You will LOVE Mercy, the porcine wonder. We cannot get enough of these hysterical and surprisingly tender books! They are a great read aloud for age 4 or 5 and up!

 

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Different Versions of the Three Little Pigs
This is a great time to talk about the wise and foolish builders from Matthew 7:24-27!

The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone
True to the original story with wonderful illustrations!

The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague
A Twist on the classic tale by the amazing illustrator of the How do Dinosaurs… Books.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
A fantastically fractured fairy tale from the point of view of the wolf.

The Three Little Pigs by Jerry Pinckney
A twist on the original tale involving waffles

 

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Books we did not get to read, but wanted to:

The Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mark Artell*

Ten Hungry Pigs by Derek Anderson*

 

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P is for Pig Activity List

Talk about the sounds that the letter “P” makes.

Think of other words that start with the “P” sound: Princess, puppy, paper, pink, purple, puppet, etc.

See if your child can find the “P” on the cover of each of the PIG Books you read.

Watch BABE or Charlotte’s Web

Download this FREE letter of the week coloring sheet. You can use this for dot-a-dot, coloring, or stickering. Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) PDF

Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets

Learn how to draw Piggie with Mo Willems!

Go out and play in the mud! Make mudpies 🙂

Do the “This little piggy went to market” rhyme

Think of words that rhyme with pig: big, wig, dig, twig.

Find out what pigs like to eat

Check out this HUGE list of even more pig activities here!!

Make the P for Pig Craft Below!

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Ideas for Biblical Integration

Share the story of the Prodigal son from Luke 15. It was when the Lost Son was eating pig food that he came to his senses and realized that he needed to repent and return to his father’s house. Sin is nothing more than piggy food, but our Father offers us a welcome home and a feast!

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. Luke 15

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Share this illustration to explain the difference between the sin nature and the new nature that God gives us when we are born again into His family.

I heard a pastor share this illustration once:

You can bring a muddy pig inside and give it a bath. It will be nice and clean. But if you let it back outside, it will run right back the mud, because that is what pigs do. They wallow in the mud. They love the mud. It is in their nature.

But if you or I go out and wallow in the mud, the first thing we will want to do is to get inside and get clean, because that is what we do. It is in our nature.

That is what Jesus does in us. We used to prefer the mud and muck of sin. But now that He has made us new, we want to be clean. Even if there are times that we stumble in sin, our core desire has changed. We desire to be washed clean.

Jesus is the one who washes us clean. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Any time we sin, we can run to Him!

 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9

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I am praying now that your children and mine would be born again into God’s family. That they would flee sin and run to Jesus, who purifies us from all unrighteousness and brings us into the family of God! We don’t have to eat piggy food (sin); the Father offers us a feast!

“Come, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
    and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
    hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
    my steadfast, sure love for David. Isaiah 55: 1-3

Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:9

With love,
Trish

 

 

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2 thoughts on “P is for Pig

  1. This is so very good Trish! I loved reading all of this and look forward to looking at the other letter too!

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