I wanted a Piggy Wig AND a Piggy Wee, so transformed my existing pig finger puppet with a jaunty wig and made another, slightly smaller, pig.
I tried to trace the origins of the rhyme (to see if I could reproduce it here in it's entirety) and came across it in an enchanting Project Gutenberg E-book written by Emile Poulsson in 1893. As Project Gutenberg actively encourages distribution and reusing of its texts, I've reproduced the rhyme and finger play together with the book's beautiful title page.
|Finger plays for nursery and kindergarten by Emilie Poulsson via Project Gutenberg|
On page 26 I discovered, not only is it a finger play, but also a song, complete with MP3!
Enchanting, don't you think?
The book is a treasure trove of rhymes and finger plays. I found some that would be very suitable for my Baby Rhymetimes and I'll feature my favourites in the coming weeks.
These little piggies, like the other farm animals from the set, was made from a pattern recommended by Storytime Katie from a pattern purchased from Floral Blossom’s Etsy shop. Of course, these finger puppets stick just fine to the flannel board too, and it would be a great to make a flannel gate too.
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