for Pig Day
students will identify different animal tracks.
- A link to Animal
Tracks Den or a book about animal tracks, such as
"Big Tracks, Little Tracks : Following Animal
Prints (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage
1)" by Millicent Selsams.
- A printout of a Pig's
Tracks Worksheet (answers are below)
- View the above link with
the students or read the book to them.
- Discuss different animal's
feet - claws, webs, hooves, etc.
- Show the printout of a Pig's
- Hand out the Animal
- Have the students predict
which animal left each track. After the students
have had time to make their predictions, give them the
answers. The answers are as follows (from left
to right): dog, duck, elephant, raccoon, fox, mountain
lion, zebra, turkey, pig.
- Do a lesson on the sense
of smell. Pigs have a tremendous sense of
smell. Put some different scents in small paper
cups. Cover them with a mesh material the
students cannot see through and have them guess the
- Have the students make
fact books about pigs. Read nonfiction books
about pigs and create books about their
- Research some of the
different types of pigs.
- Have the students match
animals with animal babies. For example,
pig-piglet, goat-kid, cow-calf, etc.
- Have the students spend
time at Pork4Kids
which provides information on pigs and pigs farms.