Get ready to make your Pig Craft for Preschool! Not only does this activity allow us to talk about colors, animals, and sounds, but it is awesome for building fine motor skills and learning about sequencing! Adjust the activity for 2-3’s or 4-5’s, see below. Create this pig during the month of February when we talk about love and friendship, or create this pig when working with an animal theme!
a paint brush with bristles (not a foam brush!)
Pig Activity for Preschool!
Step 1: Gather your materials, talk about what sounds pigs make, “oink! oink!”, and get creating! Have your little ones dot their plate with glue, and stick a cotton ball on each glue dot. This is great for building fine motor skills!
Step 2: Take your time and cover your plate with cotton balls! Once you have a puffy white landscape, break out the pink paint! Use a paintbrush to color all of the cotton balls pink. This works best with a bristled brush, a foam brush does not work! Instead of swiping back and forth, use your brush and poke each cotton ball two or three times. Again, this is great for building fine motor skills!
Step 3: If you are working with 2-3-year-olds, have them stick on some googly eyes and have an adult finish the next steps. If you are working with 4-5-year-olds give them a chance to do all of the steps themselves, and assist when they need help. Wrap a pipe cleaner around your finger for your pig’s tail! Use glue to attach it to the underside of the plate.
Step 4: Cut out your pig’s nose and ears! What’s the simplest thing to do for ears? Just cut the corners off of your construction paper sheet. Draw a circle and two dots for the nose! Glue your three cut outs to the plate! Don’t forget to add the googly eyes!
Cute Pig Craft!
Hang your pig somewhere that needs a bit of piggy cheer! “Oink! Oink!”
We hope you enjoyed this pig craft for preschool! Check out The Rainbow Cloud Craftivity, it’s another paper plate activity to boost creativity and build fine motor skills! Be sure to check out the entire Pre-K Craft Library for tons of great printable crafts!