"Three Little Pigs" Dramatic Play Ideas

Updated November 21, 2016

"The Three Little Pigs" is a classic tale known by children everywhere. It is a story easily brought to life in the classroom through dramatic play. There are a variety of ways to incorporate dramatic play and "The Three Little Pigs," which allows students to both express their creativity and get hands-on play-acting experience.

Dramatic Reading

This timeless story has several memorable lines that children love to repeat over and over again, such as "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the house down." A great way to incorporate dramatic play with this story is to have the children in the class do a dramatic reading, giving each character a voice and allowing the children to play the parts. This not only improves their reading and public speaking skills, but also gives them a look into what theatre is like.

Compare Performances

Another way to dramatise "The Three Little Pigs" is to have the children split up into groups, and have each group interpret different versions of the story. Then, the children perform their versions in front of the class. At the end, have a class discussion about the differences between each version; have them explain why they chose to portray the characters in the manner they did.

Create Their Own Sets

The story of "The Three Little Pigs" is the perfect story to introduce students to set design, as the tale focuses houses made of sticks, straw and bricks. These materials can be brought in for the students to create the set with the materials. This also helps them understand why the house of bricks stayed standing, while the others failed.

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Catherine Copeland has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in newspapers such as "The Jackson Citizen Patriot" and "The State News." Copeland holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University.