Pigs-Toddler

Books

Who Said Coo? By Deborah Ruddell
Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Jayne Church
Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda
It’s Bedtime, Wibbly Pig! by Mick Inkpen
Pepo and Lolo and the Red Apple by Ana Martin Larranaga

Flannel Boards

Rhymes & Fingerplays

Two Mother Pigs
Two mother pigs lived in a pen show thumbs
Each had four babies, and that made ten show fingers & thumbs
These four babies were black as night thumb in palm, wiggle fingers
These four babies were black and white switch hands, repeat
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 clasp hands
And squealed and squealed till they fell fast asleep.

Five Little Piggies
“It’s time for my piggies to go to bed,” the great big mother piggy said.
“So I will count them first to see if all my piggies came back to me.
One little piggy, two little piggies, three little piggies dear
Four little piggies, five little piggies, — yes, they’re all here!”

Puppets

When Pigs Get Up in the Morning by Laura Johnson
For this song I used a pig, duck, sheep, and cow puppet as the music played. My puppets all came from Folkmanis.

Way Up High

Way up high in the apple tree,
A little red apple smiled down at me.
I reached up as high as I could.
But the apple was too high! Oh no! No good!
Should I give up? No!
Let’s get help! Here comes…

Horse…
Cow…
Pig…
Sheep…
Chicken…

Way up high in the apple tree,
A little red apple smiled down at me.
I reached up as high as I could.
And picked that apple.
Mmm mmm it was good!