If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff begs for some piggy pancake fun after reading. So, I’ve got some fun literacy filled If You Give a Pig a Pancake book activities for you.
If You Give a Pig a Pancake: The Story
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If You Give a Pig a Pancake is a circular story meaning that it starts and ends in the same place. Pig gets a pancake and then asks for syrup to go with it. The syrup makes the pig sticky so then she wants a bath. At the end we come full circle with the pig being sticky from wallpaper glue which reminds her of syrup and pancakes! It’s a simple story, but very entertaining. It also helps that my youngest was obsessed with lawnmowers and there is a picture of one in the book too.
If You Give a Pig a Pancake Activities
Cooking Piggy Pancakes with Kids
I love cooking with kids and this book begs for you to make piggy pancakes. We love starting our mornings with Homegrown Friends’ recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes. Toppings (blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips and almonds) were set out for the kids to decorate their own pancake. While they were eating, I read the kids the story again.
Feed a Pig a Pancake
ABC’s of Literacy shares a fun printable activity to work on letter recognition.—>See the Pig Activity
Play Dough Pancakes
Build play dough pancakes and work on fine motor skills with this idea from Simple Fun for Kids.—>Pancake Play Dough Activity
Keep the sensory fun and play going with these sensory pancakes from Barley & Birch—>Check Out the Sensory Pancakes
Beginning Sounds Pancakes
Flip some beginning sound pancakes in this playful activity.—>Beginning Sounds Pancakes Activity
Build a Fort
The pig in the story builds a treehouse. We opted for a reading fort and enjoyed some more of Laura Numeroff’s books.
A few of our other favorites from Numeroff are: If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…) and Laura Numeroff’s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster.
Have fun acting like pig in the story.
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*This post was first published on 1/13/14 and has since been updated.