Around this time of year every year, my students and I read at least one version of The Three Little Pigs. I love that this story is one that my students immediately connect with (mostly because of the Big Bad Wolf) and are easily able to retell.
I generally have my students try to build houses out of the three materials from the story (sticks, bricks, and straw), and this year was no exception, but I wanted to take the experience up a notch by transforming the space around them, so that they felt like they were in a forest where they might actually run into the Big Bad Wolf.
I’m always a little intimidated by room transformations, but I have to be honest when I say that I’m not anymore! This was so much fun to do and it didn’t take me long at all! I think I spent about 30 minutes prepping the materials and another 30 to hang and decorate the space. The key is in thinking out what you want the finished space to look like, and in collecting all your materials so you can knock it all out in an hour or so!
My students felt as though they were in the woods building their homes! We had a great time and were able to talk quite a bit about what materials we should and should not build homes out of. Check out more details about our fun day building with The Three Little Pigs here!