“The Three Little Pigs – Interactive Booklet for Exploring Character Feelings
with paper dolls and props. Also great for story retell. This activity revolves around the classic
“Three Little Pigs” story. The story is presented with simple text and colorful pictures.
On each page, the student is given the opportunity to build a sentence about character feelings as
in (The 3 pigs feel excited because they are going on a new journey). Student fills in the feeling from
a selection of feeling cards, and also fills-in the reason with a selection of reason cards.
It is not necessary to use the feelings portion of the page.
You can use this book for story retell and the children may enjoy using the paper dolls and props provided.
This makes a great group activity as well!
This packet includes:
Booklet cover page
8 Booklet story pages
Page to hold Feelings & Reason cards
Feelings cards and Reason Cards
Paper dolls (3 pigs, wolf, mother pig), Props (straw house, stick house, brick house,
Straw, sticks, brick, wind, cauldron, fire)
White Cardstock, 8.5” x 11” (standard size)
Velcro (fuzzy and scratchy sides)
Print all activity pages on cardstock paper.
Cut out the paper dolls and props. Put pigs and wolf on popsicle sticks. (I used Velcro)
Cut out the feelings and reason cards. Stick small square of Velcro (scratchy side) on back of each card.
Place a square of Velcro (fuzzy side) on the storage page squares.
Adhere the cards to the storage page.
Collate book pages.
Punch 3 holes on left side of booklet. Put on book rings.
You can use this booklet as a story book and use it in a traditional way by reading it, talking about the content, asking questions, and having the student retell it. If doing this, I would definitely use the
provided paper dolls and props as visuals. My students really enjoyed this. Even as a group, you
may distribute the paper dolls and props among the students. Then, have students retell the story
using them. What I love about “The Three Little Pigs” story, is that it has a simple narrative. I
use the ©Story Grammar Marker format and have the student retell with these components: Characters,
Setting, Initiating Event (Kick Off), Internal Response (Feelings), Plan, Attempts, Direct Consequence, Resolution (lessons learned, feelings).
EXPLORING THE FEELINGS OF THE CHARACTER
I actually made this activity to focus on the goal of how does the character feels & why.
Each page has an opportunity to explore that and make a sentence about the feelings (The character feels (emotion) because (reason). There are options to choose from
for the feelings/reasons.
After reading the story page, prompt the student to complete the sentence. You may have
to re-read the text in question.
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