some pig. . .

March 8, 2010 at 6:24 am (craftiness n' colors, holiday, random Puffs)

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

– Sir Winston Churchill

Last Monday was National Pig Day. Seriously! Go look it up. I’m not anywhere near creative enough to make up a holiday like that. . .
Puff n’ I had loads of fun learning all about pigs, and doing piggy arts n’ crafts, reading piggy books, putting on piggy plays, dressing as pigs, and even watching piggy tv!
Try not to be jealous of T’s awesome pig costume (I know its hard). You can make your own with a little bit of felt, an egg carton, glue, a pipe-cleaner, a headband, some pink paint, and a string! Super-easy!
We watched Charlotte’s Web – the awesome original cartoon version, made before either of us was born. Puff loved it!
We learned that the letter P is for Pig – always good to reinforce those letters! The cool part about this little piggy is that originally, T picked out the biggest googly eyes we had. After learning more about pigs, and seeing lots of pictures of real pigs, she asked to change the eyes to the smallest ones, “Because pigs have tiny eyes, silly!” My girl pays attention!
We learned about the number 3, and told the story of the 3 little pigs about a million times. We even made our own puppets to narrate the tale!

The best part of the day was putting on our own after-naptime play. . .
Baby A gave Puff’s rendition a standing ovation – then she got back there and gave us her own version of the tale!

Puff practiced huffing and puffing, but thank goodness the secret of blowing houses down lies in being a wolf, or we’d all be pretty sad!

Happy belated Pig Day!

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