10 FREE Elephant & Piggie Activities


Mo Willems is one of my favorite author studies. I really enjoy using Willems because it brings a lot of fun to our classroom! His books are entertaining and the kids always have a great time. These highly engaging “Elephant & Piggie” themed activities are sure to be a hit with your young learners. See the list of suggestions below. Hope you enjoy!



#1 Elephant & Piggie – Extension Activities

Your students will enjoy these extension activities to use with Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems.

source: Teaching Owlets


#2 Elephant & Piggie – Mad Libs

We did this after reading Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems. We were just focusing on nouns and verbs. The kids loved doing this work and sharing their final silly stories.

source: Brittany Eastman


#3 Elephant and Piggie Characteristics Printable

This printable works wonderfully with a mini-lesson on book characteristics/adjectives. Students will cut and paste adjectives to the correct character.

source: Scissors and Crayons


#4 “Elephant & Piggie” Can / Has / Is

Have fun with this easy and fun literacy extension craft activity based on the “Elephant & Piggie” book series by Mo Willems. This is a great resource to use for DOL (Daily Oral Language) practice, GLAD (Guided Acquisition Learning Design) work with ELL students or in a K-2 group setting.

source: Cheeky Cherubs


#5 Back to School Class Book
Do your students LOVE ‘Elephant and Piggie’ books? Do you want to make a fun ‘getting to know you’ class book that your students will want to read over and over all year?! Look no more – you’ve found just that in this Famous Friends Back to School Class Book.

source: Jennifer Drake

#6 Elephant and Piggie Paper Bag Puppets

There are surprisingly few Elephant and Piggie crafts/activities to be found. When I searched Pinterest and Google, images of a paper bag craft kept coming up. But there was no soft copy template to be found! So I made my own. Enjoy!

source: Mitchell Willcox


#7 Should We Share Our Ice Cream? A Class Book

This FREEBIE is for you to create a class book based in the adorable Elephant and Piggie book titled “Should I Share My Ice Cream?” by Mo Willems. Students will draw a picture of something and complete the sentence “Should I share my ________?” The last page says “YES! We should share because that is what friends do!” Perfect for the beginning of the year when you are creating your classroom climate.

source: Teaching Resource Resort


#8 Election Freebie – Favorite Book Character Voting Pack

If you are looking for a fun way to introduce key election concepts and vocabulary to your primary grade students and host a non-controversial vote in your classroom, then this activity pack is just right!

source: Jennifer Reynolds-Stories and Songs in Second


#9 Mo Willems and Friends

The best part of Mo Willems’ books are the joy and fun that he brings to reading … something that is so important as we develop our students as “Reading Lovers”! Here is a little FREEBIE to help you celebrate this amazing author.

source: Mrs. Hope’s Class

#10 Elephant and Piggie – Comic Strip Printable

I used the graphics from Mo Willems to create a few simple story outlines for the kids to create their own story. The students loved this idea and came up with some extremely creative stories.

source: Erin Jackson


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    Hernán Andrés Giannini
    October 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for hosting the linky party!!!

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