Back when my kids were very little I created a set of craft stick velcro shape sticks to use with them. We used them for making shapes but after reading Three Little Pigs I thought what a great way to use the story, our shape sticks and work on shape and colour at the same time. It’s been a long time since we did that and I never wrote about it at the time but as this week’s theme for The Virtual Book Club for Kids is Classic Tales it’s an ideal time to bring out the supplies and walk you through how to do this activity with your toddlers and preschoolers. So here it is – Three Little Pigs Stick Shape Houses.

Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.

Inspired by…

This idea is based on a post from 2008 over on Chasing Cheerios – I bookmarked it at the time and have referred back to it time and time again although I’ve seen others since I think that this Making Shapes with Tongue Depressors is the first one I saw.

Materials Needed for your Three Little Pigs Shape Activity

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Copy of Three Little Pigs book to read aloud together

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Marker Pens

Velcro Hook and Eye Sticky Dots

Optional -> Join our Toddler and Preschool Newsletter and get some House Shape and Colour Pictures to use with your kids to get them to make the patterns too

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Preparation for your 3 Little Pigs Shape Activity

It won’t take long to make your sticks for your children to use with this activity and you can get them to help along as well.

Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.
  1. Colour the sticks in different colours – I made 9 sticks in total and coloured 3 red on one side, 3 blue on one side, 3 yellow on one side, then flipped them over to do 3 orange, 3 purple and 3 green.Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.
  2. Place a hook part of the velcro dots on one end of each coloured stick.Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.
  3. Flip these over and place a hook on the other end.Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.
  4. Then place the eye on the ends without the hooks.

Your sticks should have a hook on one side of the end and the eye on the other.

Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.

Making Shapes and Working with Colours

Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.

Now you are ready to let your child make their stick houses.

Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.

If you have joined our Toddler and Preschool Activities Newsletter then check for this week’s download which is a set of Stick Shape House Cards so your children can make the 3 Little Pigs Houses match with colours and shapes.

Simple shape activity for toddlers and preschoolers inspired by the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs using craft sticks to make shape and colour houses.

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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