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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Piggies Playdate:.

Before we get started, I just want to put it out there that I'm looking for people to donate prizes for a giveaway for my gender reveal! We get to find out what this babe is in a few weeks, and I thought it would be fun to share the excitement with you all! I've had a few people volunteer already, but the more the merrier! Email me if you want to contribute something; it doesn't have to be much!


In case you missed it, I shared my Piggies Playdate over at Oopsey Daisy's Summer Camp Series a couple of weeks ago.

If you were naughty, and didn't check it out or aren't following Oopsey Daisy (shame on you!), here it is for you to enjoy!

Since my girls are both pretty young still (1 & 2), I knew I wanted to choose a book that wasn't too long. We love to read books at our house, but if a book gets too long, we lose interest!

I immediately thought of this book: PIGGIES.

The illustrations are just beautiful, and the text is simple, describing words; perfect for my girls' ages! Plus, it talks about using something we use every day - our piggies, or fingers!

(No, I don't usually dress my girls identical, but there are a few pieces of clothing they both have, so sometimes it's cute!)

The book talks about each finger as a different piggies: fat, smart, long, silly, and wee little piggies! These piggies are sometimes hot, sometimes cold. Sometimes clean, sometimes dirty. Sometimes good, but at nite time, they get mischievous and skip down tummies to do dances on toes. It's a darling book, and your kids will love seeing what their piggies can do!

Hey, share that book with me!

Oh, alright.

We started off our piggie playdate by letting those piggies get dirty! We took a canvas and some paint, and decided to make a handprint of my two year old. She, of course, chose pink.

She thought it was so fun to paint her hand!

After making the handprint, it was time to get those piggies clean.

Lather up!

And of course, dry those piggies off well for our next activity.

While we waited for the canvas to dry, we did something that even my one year old could get involved in: finger puppets!

Let me tell you, those piggies had so much fun being animals, characters from Yo Gabba Gabba, and Smurfs!

And we all know what piggies are good for: finger painting! Instead of using paints to express our artistic abilities, we decided to make it a little more fun - and tasty - and use some "delicious" chocolate pudding. Yes, my two year old frequently uses the word delicious!

You can see that piggie pudding painting is very serious business.

Of course, you can't paint with pudding and not have some samples along the way.

And really, let's just eliminate a step all together and go directly for the mouth!

Our piggie playdate was so much fun, and you could easily adapt your activities to cater to kids of all ages!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. So very fun. Loved reading on Alison's blog and loved reading it again here. Isn't Alison's summer camp such a great idea? Loved your book and ideas :)


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