These If you Give a Pig a Pancake activities bring the classic children’s story to life! Rich in sensory experiences as well as fine and gross motor skills, these fun activities will bring a smile to everyone’s face!
You may already love this story, but if you haven’t had the chance to giggle through it with your child yet, check it out from the library or pick one up here!
If You Give a Pig a Pancake Activities
Adding some themed activities is a great way to keep the fun going after you’ve read the story once or a thousand times! Bringing fun elements out of the story and into your home is great fun for excited readers and hesitant readers alike. Read the story, then PLAY the story!!!
1. Make Pancakes!
Cute books and fresh pancakes? 🤤 COUNT ME IN! Pro tip- if you’re genuinely having fun, your kids will be too. Check out this easy recipe for the best pancakes ever and have fun mixing up the batter with your child! Feeling really spontaneous? Make them for snack, lunch, or dinner instead of breakfast!
2. Build a Blanket Fort
In the story they build a treehouse, but that’s a smidge more complicated than most of us have time for any given day! You can build an epic blanket fort in 15 mins or less- don’t be afraid to move around the couches!
Or grab a couple couple of chairs, throw a blanket over the top, and snuggle in the cozy little nook. If you lay down a blanket before building the fort, you might even consider eating the pancakes you made inside!
3. Play Dress Up and Give a Dance Recital
Call it a dance recital, show, or performance, and let each child have a turn in the spotlight! They get to choose their favorite songs and make up their favorite moves. Make sure you take a turn to get your groove on too, mama!
After everyone has taken a turn, wear everyone out with a dance party! Dancing is fun (and tiring!) indoor or outdoor gross motor play. Record the dancing for grandparents or to watch with your child when it’s finished!
4. Write Letters and Send Them to Family and Friends
Color a few pictures to mail to grandma or write a postcard for a friend! Stick on some stamps and send them off in the mailbox, just like pig! If you don’t have stamps handy, you can also print these pretend letter and stamp sets for some mail-themed learning fun!
Feel free to try all of these activities and make a themed day or week out of it, or just pick one activity that sounds fun and keep it simple. It’s all about connecting your child with the story and bonding over that experience!
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