The Three Little Pigs Extension Activities
Students respond to James Marshall's playful retelling of the classic fairy tale.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
Talk About It
Share Personal Responses: Ask children to describe their favorite part of the book. Invite them to check their predictions.
- Is this version of the story the same as or different from other versions you have heard? What parts are different?
- How do you think each pig felt when it heard the wolf at its doors? Why?
- What character in the story made the smartest decisions? Why do you think this?
Think About It
Create Alternative Story Endings: Ask children to think about the story ending. Discuss other endings children have heard or imagined for The Three Little Pigs.
- Do you prefer happy endings or sad endings?
- What different ending would you like to see for the three little pigs?
Make a “Happy Endings/Sad Endings” chart. Fill it in with children's story ending ideas. Then encourage them to illustrate their endings.