The classic fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs has been told for generations. Reading different versions to see what happens to the big bad wolf and pigs at the end of the story is one of our favorite ways to expand our thinking of the Three Little Pigs story. This alphabet matching activity is a great way to work on letter recognition with a Three Little Pigs theme.
This matching activity focuses on capital letters only. It is recommended for preschool aged children.
It’s so fun to hear the kids chant, “Little pig, little pig let me in!” “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.” “Then I’ll huff and puff and blow your house down.” I love that the houses in this matching printable are blown down, but the brick houses are still standing.
In this three little pigs alphabet matching activity, kids will match the capital letter on the wolf to the upper case letter on the houses. The stick house and straw house are blown over, but the brick house stands firm.
This printable alphabet activity is a great compliment to other literacy center games. Match them in a pocket chart or on a table. Put magnets on the back to match on an easel or magnetic cookie sheet.
Download the Three Little Pigs Alphabet Matching Activity
Our Favorite Versions of The Three Little Pigs
I love to read the different versions of the Three Little Pigs with children. The predictions they make and the conversations we have are so much fun. Comparing and contrasting the endings to the story is a valuable learning experience.
Three Little Pigs by Paul Caldone (classic version)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (told from the wolf’s point of view)
Three Little Pigs by Mei Matsuoka (classic version)
The Three Little Pigs by James Marshall (classic version)
Other Three Little Pigs Lesson Ideas
- Build a house for the little piggy with wooden blocks. Can you blow it over?
2. Make a house out of sticks (toothpicks).
3. Pretend to be the wolf. Experiment with how hard or easy it is to blow certain items. Using a straw blow different materials across the table. Try fabric pieces, cotton balls, pom poms, wooden craft sticks, toothpicks, grass, etc. Which is the easiest to blow across the table? Which is the toughest to blow? Have a race with a friend to blow an item to the finish line.
Complete these Three Little Pigs 4 piece puzzles. There are 3 piece puzzles and 2 piece puzzles included in this printable as well.
This is great scissors practice for young children. It includes straight lines that are great for beginners. First, children will cut apart the pieces. Then, they will match them up and glue them on the mat.
Free Printable Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets
First, print and cut out these free finger puppets. Kids will love retelling their version of the story with them. Finger puppets are great for strengthening finger dexterity. Whether children are putting all of the characters on their own fingers to retell the story or each child just has one character and they retell the story together, they are sure to have fun with these finger puppets.
We hope you enjoy these Three Little Pigs activities as much as we do. They are a great way to make learning fun!
Find a ton more free printable activities to go with the Three Little Pigs at Free Preschool Printables!