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The Three Little Pigs

One of the many things I love about working in early years is telling traditional tales like the Three Little Pigs. I love hearing how stories are passed down through generations, told in different ways (for example through oral storytelling), and how the content changes across cultures and as different people add their own versions.

Children often include the stories they know in their play, and so it is great to share stories with themes that children are interested in and can connect with.

In this blog post I highlight some of the themes in the story of The Three Little Pigs, and suggest an origami activity where children can make and decorate their own pigs to use in storytelling and play (link to the video by Red Ted Art at the end). I also suggest how schools and early years settings can connect with families through traditional tales.

Here is the link to the origami pigs made by Red Ted Art (

I’d love to hear how you get on if you use the ideas shared in this blog post!

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