EYFS – Art – Home Learning – Three Little Pigs

EYFS – Art – Home Learning – Three Little Pigs

Learning Objective:

- To use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.

- To safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with design, texture, form and function.


- Stones

- Sticks

- Straw

- Toy pigs (optional)

- Pictures or drawings of yurts, igloos and mud huts

Introduction Activity

- Read The Three Little Pigs story

- Ask children to focus on the materials that the houses are made from. What are their houses made out of? Why?

- Consider strength and warmth. What shapes are their houses? Why?

- Why aren’t their houses a dome shape?

- Have they ever seen different shape houses?

- Show children pictures of a yurt, igloo and mud hut. Ask children what these houses are made of and why.

Build Houses

Provide children with straw (unless readily available in your outside area) and ask them to collect stones or rocks and sticks.

Ask children to create the houses from the story:

1. A house made from straw

2. A house made from sticks

3. A house made from rocks or stones

Optional – if you have toy pigs, give each group some pigs to put in their houses

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