The Three Little Pigs: A Mathematical Hands-On Play Exploring Patterns

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Invite the three little pigs into your classroom for a unique hands-on exploration of growing and repeating pattern!

No need for costumes or a stage! This play is performed at desks or tables.

Every student will be engaged as they perform a play that provides three ten-minute breaks so that patterns may be created with “straw” (fuzzy yellow Chenille craft stems), “sticks” (toothpicks or wooden craft sticks), and “bricks” (colorful Unifix cubes).

Even the wolf, who is more mathematical than “big and bad”, gets involved! Each time that he huffs and puffs, his breathing pattern changes. Both students and teachers will enjoy recreating the wolf’s rhythmic sounds.

Do you and your students like happy endings? At the conclusion of the play, the pigs realize the importance of teamwork and friendship. As they share a hot turnip pie, the wolf and the pigs make plans to combine materials to make more patterns. Their ideas can be the focus of future mathematics lessons in your classroom.

This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate reading and mathematics. I have used this play successfully with both readers and non-readers.

The performing and learning continues outside of the classroom! Performing a play for parents at home is always a welcome alternative to a paper-and-pencil homework assignment. I have received wonderful feedback from both parents and students.

This play is also the perfect addition to a substitute teacher's "bag of tricks".

Perfect for homeschoolers!

This product was created by Nancy A. Franks Seaside Educator


* I neglected to credit A Little Peace Of Africa for the connecting cube clip art included in this product. They are from their Mega Maths Clip Art Bundle. I am a huge fan of A Little Peace Of Africa and use their work often. Please check out their store and use their colorful, creative work in your own products.

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The Three Little Pigs: A Mathematical Hands-On Play Explor
The Three Little Pigs: A Mathematical Hands-On Play Explor
The Three Little Pigs: A Mathematical Hands-On Play Explor