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Bringing the 3 little pigs to life with props for a story basket. With a FREE pattern to try.

Updated: Jun 3, 2021

The 3 little pigs and the BIG bad wolf is a classic and always enjoyed by children. I created a time saving pattern for my storybaskteers group as an 'extra' and decided to give it away as a taster for what you get as a member.

The story was first seen in English fairy tale books from the 19th century. There are multiple versions of the story involving three pigs being hunted by a wolf and in other cultures they were fairies, geese and more than 3. There are multiple morals in this story, from the importance of hard work to taking the time and effort to build something good.

According to Wikipedia (not always the most reliable source) the original author is unknown and "The Three Little Pigs" story was first published in The Nursery Rhymes of England by James Halliwell-Phillips in 1886. It was then published in English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs in 1890.

There are now many versions with different lessons like:

My favourite by Jon Scieszka (1989) “The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs!,” a story about empathy and opportunity to look at a story from different perspectives. It also has a loved phrase used by many a child ‘I didn’t do it!’