- 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.
- Toy pigs (optional)
- Pictures of yurts, igloos and mud huts
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.
Provide children with straw (unless readily available in your outside area) and ask them to collect stones or rocks and sticks.
Put children in small groups and ask them 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