A few months ago, I decided I wanted to start introducing Zaxxon to classic fairy tales. We'd only read a few, but since they're so central to our society's background I wanted him to be familiar with them. Hubby helped this endeavor along by giving me the complete set of Fairie Tale Theatre videos for Christmas. Inspired by this gift, I checked out a copy of The Three Little Pigs from the library, found another version of the story in an anthology we have, and scoured the internet for crafts ideas.
Man, there are some good crafts out there. I intend to keep doing fairy tales, if only for the ease of the projects. Lots of homeschool websites have whole units based around them, so there was much less prep work for me, and a wealth of activities to choose from.
Zaxxon also really seemed to enjoy the story, though the wolf worried him. We played three little pigs A. LOT. You could really see and hear him working something out in his head. For now, Big Bad Wolves have supplanted lions as his fear of choice (he used to randomly run into the room calling "a lion's coming!" and we would all have to cower and hide. Now it's "Big Bad Wolf coming!")
I was actually surprised by some of the versions of the story. What I remember is the first two pigs being foolish in their choice of building materials but always escaping to the third pigs house, where they defeat the wolf together. Many versions have the first two pigs being eaten, and then the wolf tries to trick the third pig into leaving his house a few times before climbing down the chimney. Funny how many variations there are.