- Piggies by Audrey Wood
- pencils, one per student
- oak tag sheets, about 8 1/2" X 11", one per student
- wiggly eyes, 10 per student
- small pink buttons, two holed, 5 per student
- colored pencils
Set Up and Prepare
The wiggly eyes can be found at most craft stores. You will want small ones, as they will need to fit inside the outline of students' fingers.
Have students write their names on their oak tag and trace one hand using a pencil. They should try to spread their fingers out as much as possible. (This will allow more room for drawing.)
Let students know that they will be using wiggly eyes and buttons for their piggies' eyes and noses. They will want to keep this in mind as they use the colored pencils to turn their hand tracings into "piggies." Once they are done illustrating, have students glue on the eyes and buttons.
After giving the hand art time to dry, give students the opportunity to retell the story using their "piggies."
Supporting All Learners
When tracing their hands, it's helpful to pair students. One student can trace the hand of their partner.
Give students time to write about their piggies. Display the writing alongside their artwork.