Pig Painting 
Cut a pig shape from pink construction paper. Let your child paint on the "mud" with black or gray tempera paint. The children can use their fingers or a sponge to apply the "mud".

Muddy Pig Painting 
Cut a pig shape from pink construction paper. Let your child paint on the "mud" with using chocolate pudding or real mud. The children can use their fingers or a sponge to apply the "mud".

Paper Plate Pig
Have each child paint a paper plate pink. After the paint has dried, have the children glue two triangles to the edge of the plate for the ears, a circle for the snout and two googly eyes. Add nostrils to the snout with a black pen.

The Three Little Pigs
Read your favorite version of "The Three Little Pigs" with your children and allow them to act out the story in the block area. Have the children build the three different homes and supply them with three pig toys.

Alternatively, you can buy the Melissa and Doug "Little Pig Play Set" to allow the children to recreate the story.

Or you could have the children make paper plate masks or puppets to represent the three pigs and the wolf and have the children act out the story.

Counting Legs
Supply the children with a few plastic pig toys. Have the children count the legs on one pig. How many legs do two pigs have? Three?

Pig Pet Toy Art
First you need a large box lid (paper box lids work great). Next place a piece of paper in the lid. Place a few drops of paint into the container with the pig toy. Have the children roll the pig around in the paint to make a great design. When finished, remove paper and allow to dry, and place a clean piece of paper in the lid for the next child.

Alt. Use pig shaped pink paper and brown paint for mud.
Alt. Place the paint in ketchup or mustard squirters so the children can add paint as they desire.

Old MacDonald Song
Sing a verse of Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O
and on that farm he had a pig
E-I-E-I-O
With an "oink oink" here and an "oink oink" there
Here in "oink" there an "oink"
Everywhere an "oink oink"

Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O

Pig Sticker Sort
Obtain at least four identical sheets of pig stickers (like the ones to the left). Attach each sticker to one heavy card stock square. Have the children sort the stickers.

Pig Memory (Game)
Obtain two identical sheets of pig stickers (like the ones to the left). Attach each sticker to one heavy card stock square. Use the squares to play memory.

The Pigs on the Farm
Sung to "The Wheels on the Bus"
The pigs on the farm go "oink, oink oink"
"oink, oink oink, oink, oink oink"
The pigs on the farm go "oink, oink oink"
All day long.

Piggie Noses
Separate an egg carton bottom (the part where the eggs sit) into 12 sections by cutting them. Have each child paint the bottom of one section and allow to dry. Use a marker or a dab of black paint to add nostrils and allow to dry. Finally, knot one end of a piece of string or elastic and attach it to the egg carton with a staple so the knot is on the inside of the cup. Place a piece of tape over the staple. Place the cup over the child's nose and measure and cut the string or elastic to fit snugly around their head, remove the cup from the child's nose and affix the other end using the same method as the first side.

Pink Piggies
Cut a pig shape from white construction paper. Have the children place a variety of pink tissue papers (that bleed when wet) over the pig. Allow the children to paint the tissue with water, spray with a water bottle, or set out in the rain for a minute. Allow to dry and remove the tissue paper.

Pig Headbands 
Measure your child's head, and cut a piece of pink construction paper long enough to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily. Cut from pink paper two ears. Let your child help you glue the ear to the headband. It's okay if it's a little off, it's art! Have fun, and encourage your child to act like a pig.

Paper Plate Pig Mask
Have each child paint a paper plate pink. After the paint has dried, have the children glue two triangles to the edge of the plate for the ears, a circle for the snout and cut out two eyes. Add nostrils to the snout with a black pen. Glue a craft stick to the bottom of the plate so the child can hold the mask in front of their face.

Act Like a PigAsk the children what sorts of things do pigs do. Have the children pretend to be pigs by acting out some of the responses. Some ideas might be:
they oink
they roll in the mud
they eat a lot

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, dancing a jig;
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog;
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.

Pink Piggies
Place red and white paint on a large sheet of white paper. (1 red to 3 white) Have the children mix the colors with their hands, a paintbrush or a sponge or other item. Ask the children what they notice while mixing. After the paint has dried, cut out large pig shapes from the paper.
Alt: instead of using white paint use shaving cream or glue.

Ten Little Piggies
sung to "10 little indians"
1 little, 2 little, 3 little piggies
4 little, 5 little, 6 little piggies
7 little, 8 little, 9 little piggies
10 little piggies in the barn

They snort and they snort and they snort all day
they snort and they snort and they snort all day
they snort and they snort and they snort all day
10 little piggies in the barn

They oink and they oink and they oink all night
They oink and they oink and they oink all night
They oink and they oink and they oink all night
10 little piggies in the barn

They roll and they roll and wallow in mud
They roll and they roll and wallow in mud
They roll and they roll and wallow in mud
10 little piggies on the farm.

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy ran all the way home.

Five Little Pigs
Five little pigs (hold up five fingers) rolling in the mud (make rolling motion with arms)
Wallowing and squashing the best they could (make squashing motion with hands)
Time for a bath the farmer said (shake a finger)
He cleaned one pig and put him to bed. (pretend to go to sleep)

Four little pigs (hold up four fingers) rolling in the mud (make rolling motion with arms)
Wallowing and squashing the best they could (make squashing motion with hands)
Time for a bath the farmer said (shake a finger)
He cleaned one pig and put him to bed. (pretend to go to sleep)

Three little pigs (hold up three fingers) rolling in the mud (make rolling motion with arms)
Wallowing and squashing the best they could (make squashing motion with hands)
Time for a bath the farmer said (shake a finger)
He cleaned one pig and put him to bed. (pretend to go to sleep)

Two little pigs (hold up two fingers) rolling in the mud (make rolling motion with arms)
Wallowing and squashing the best they could (make squashing motion with hands)
Time for a bath the farmer said (shake a finger)
He cleaned one pig and put him to bed. (pretend to go to sleep)

One little pig (hold up one finger) rolling in the mud (make rolling motion with arms)
Wallowing and squashing the best he could (make squashing motion with hands)
Time for a bath the farmer said (shake a finger)
He cleaned that pig and put him to bed. (pretend to go to sleep)

NO little pigs (make all gone motion) rolling in the mud (make rolling motion with arms)
Wallowing and squashing the best they could (make squashing motion with hands)
Time for a bath the farmer said (shake a finger)
He cleaned himself and went to bed. (pretend to go to sleep)

Pigs in the Mud
Make chocolate pudding and place each serving in a cup, that is the mud. Add pink mini marshmallows on top for the pigs.

Piggy Toes
Paint your child's toes with pink paint. Then press them onto a sheet of white paper. After the paint has dried add feet, ears, snout, eyes and a tail with a black pen to make it look like a pig.

Piggy Fingerprints
Supply each child with a piece of white paper and a pink non-toxic stamp pad. Show the child how to make fingerprints on the paper, using only one finger at a time. After the paint has dried add feet, ears, snout, eyes and a tail with a black pen to make it look like a pig.

Dramatic Play Ideas
Add plastic pig shapes to your block area. Have the children create a pig pen or barn for the pigs with the blocks.
Add plastic pigs and dirt to the sand and water table. Or be brave and let the children play with the pigs and MUD
Add pig masks and a wolf mask to the dramatic play area. Have the children pretend to be the three little pigs.
Affix three pig shapes and a wolf shape to tall blocks with contact paper. Have the children build the houses for each little pig and they can have fun "blowing" the house down.

Blow the house down
Set up many different sized blocks on the table. Ask the children to try to blow the blocks over.

Piggy Prints
Obtain many plastic pig toys. Have the children dip the pig's feet in brown paint and press onto the paper to make pig prints.

Rolling in the Mud
Obtain many plastic pig toys. Have the children dip the whole pig in brown paint and roll onto the paper to make wallowing pig art.