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Little Pigs Role Playing

by on Mar 12th, 2011

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For our unit on family.. we decided to invite some of the parents to come and be the teachers for the day. Through this, they get to share a little bit of their expertise such as cooking, art and stories! We had so much fun watching the parents teach the kids… and I honestly learned a lot from them as well!

Besides giving parents the opportunity to teach and share their knowledge, this also gives us the opportunity to spend time with them and get to know them more. It helps build the parent-teacher relationship which does not only have a big part in the child’s growth but also feels really good. I always love casually chatting with my student’s parents and this was a great opportunity to do it. So My student’s dad volunteered to tell a story, the 3 little pigs in particular. After which, he let the kids make their own pig headbands. He felt really nervous telling them the story and I found it so cute! Imagine a grown man feeling nervous in front of 12 kids. It was adorable.. and the kids loved him! It’s always fun working with parents!

What you will need:

  • Cardboard Paper
  • Double Sided Table
  • Printed out hats
  • Velcro
  • Crayons
  • Button

Teacher’s Turn:

So whether you’re a teacher or parent, here’s what you need to do first.

Pre-cut the hat, nose and face of the pig

Prepare a long and thin cardboard which will be used as the headband

Stick the velcro and double sided tape on areas needed

Kid’s Turn

  1. Color the hat
  2. Draw the face
  3. Stick the buttons
  4. Remove the other side of the tape and stick
  5. Wear them on your head

Oink! :)


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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