Playful Storytelling: Three Little Pigs Dramatic Play

For this week’s Playful Storytelling post we are continuing the theme of traditional Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. We had fun dressing up and using simple props to retell the story of the classic fairy tale The Three Little Pigs. We are all about simple play and using items we already have around our home. With just a few simple items, we had everything we needed to have an afternoon of fun acting out one of R’s favourite traditional tales.

Our very simple wolf costume was created using a party mask that we pulled from R’s dress up drawer. I used black paint to add features such as the nose and eyes. The ears are two triangles cut from some silver cardboard, then outlined with black pipe cleaners. The ears were attached to the mask with adhesive tape – all very quick and easy. Now, I actually think this looks more like a fox than a wolf, but R was thrilled with it and that’s all that matters, isn’t it? This is about playful story telling, not complicated crafts and details. For the finishing touch I tied one of my scarves around R’s waist and voila! A wolf’s tail!

For our straw house we used a few wicker baskets stacked together. These baskets are the kind that fit inside the Expedit shelves from IKEA. The base comes out of them so they can be packed flat and two bases leaning against each other made the perfect roof for out little house.

After building our straw house and it was time to huff, and puff and bloooooow that house down! Disclaimer: there may have been a little more than wind power used to knock down this house!

That wolf’s tail is the cutest, isn’t it? I love dress ups that turn every day clothes into something magical. For our stick house we gathered up some fallen branches and twigs from our front yard. We have an enormous gum tree that sheds tonnes of twigs every day. We basically just piled them up into a big mound and called it a house. Our own home became the third little pig’s brick house.

This took next to no time to put together and R had a brilliant time. When it comes to playful storytelling, or any imaginative play, the simpler the props the better. It leaves so much scope for children’s imaginations to run wild.

Do your children have a favourite nursery rhyme or fairy tale?

Don’t forget to pop over to The Imagination Tree to see what Anna is sharing this week.

You can also follow all the fun via our Playful Storytelling Pinterest board.

You can see all of my Playful Storytelling posts here.

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  1. Oh, so fun!! Almost every morning my daughter climbs under the covers with me and we pretend we are the pigs and one of our cats is the wolf and we act it out. Love this idea!

    • Oh Carrie that sounds adorable! Aren’t the best games the ones that come about spontaneously like that?

  2. What an wonderful family-inspired idea. I hope you’ll share it on our weekly linky party – Monday Kid Corner @ The Jenny Evolution. See you there!


    • Thank you for your kind comment Jennifer! I’m sorry I’ve missed the linky so far. Will try to link up next week.

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