Sunday, June 15, 2014

Love Books 2014 Summer Exchange

 The Three Little Pigs

This summer we were so excited to be part of the Love Books Summer Book Exchange for the second year in a row.  It is one of our summer highlights to receive a story and activity in the mail. My 3.5 year old son was napping when the package arrived, and I could not wait to see what our partner sent us.  It was exciting to get the Walt Disney vintage book of The Three Little Pigs.  Our lovely partner from Lovely Commotion created the cutest activity to go along with it!

Joshua LOVES vintage Disney clips so it was no surprise when he delved right into the story! I read the story of The Three Little Pigs.  Then I explained that we are going to create a retelling of the story, using the crafts that our partner sent us. Joshua did a great job gluing the straw, sticks, and bricks on his paper houses.  The houses were then taped onto plastic cups, and ready for our retelling!

While my husband read part of the book out loud, I videotaped our son trying to "retell" the story with his stick figures.  It was cute how he was trying to impersonate the wolf. "I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down!" Joshua started blowing on the brick house and knocked it over.... Well, it's the thought that counts and I know he truly loves this story.  This was such a creative way to retell the story.  I may have to do this kind of activity with other stories as well.  

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