for Pig Day
students will mix paint to create different shades of
- Red and white paint
- white construction paper
- paint brushes
pattern, if desired
- Give each student a piece
of paper to cut out a pig. If desired, copy the pig
pattern onto white construction paper and have the
students cut out that pig.
- Give each student some red
and white paint and a paint brush.
- Allow the students to mix
the paint to achieve the shade of pink they would like
their pig to be. Discuss with the students what
makes the shade lighter or darker.
- Once the pigs are
complete, look at all the different shades which have
been created. The students may want to sequence
them from lightest to darkest.
- Display the pigs in a pig
pen in the hallway or somewhere in the
classroom. The pig pen may be a fence cut out
from brown butcher paper.
- Have the students create
piggy banks. They could be made from paper mache',
shoe boxes, or plastic bottles covered with torn
tissue paper and adhered with a mixture of glue and
water painted on the top.