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Are you looking to learn more about pigs? Grab our free Pig Lapbook and learn all about this popular farm animal.

Pigs Lapbook Information

Here are some sample lessons from the Pigs Lapbook:

Pig Characteristics
What is a pig? Pigs are mammals (they are warm blooded, have hair, and the mothers feed their own milk to the piglets). Pigs have four legs with feet called hooves. They have small eyes, small curly tails, and short flat snouts.

Coloring
Pigs have pink skin which makes them look pink in color when they are born. However, their hair can be a variety of colors and patterns. You’ll find pigs with red, brown, black, white, and even spotted hair. Piglets are born with a soft covering of hair; as they grow, the hair becomes rough and bristly.

The Snout
Pigs use their snouts to make grunting and squealing sounds. It is also used to as a digging tool! A snout can help a pig find a meal in the dirt: grubs, snails, and plant roots.

Pigs in the Mud
You may think pigs wallow (or roll) in the mud for fun, but that’s not the reason. What are the reasons?
1. To cool off! Pigs can’t sweat but a nice romp in the mud will help them feel better on hot days.
2. To protect their skin from sunburn (suntan lotion!)
3. To protect their skin from insect bites.

Pig Diets
Pigs in the wild eat differently than pigs on the farm (based on what is available to them), but the one thing they have in common is that they are omnivorous (feeding on plants and animals) and will eat almost anything!

Some items that pigs feed on include: worms, small animals (such as snakes), snails, roots, grubs, eggs, slop, corn, soybeans, oats, wheat, sorghum (usually the grains on the farm are harvested, dried up, and ground together making a concoction similar to granola).

What items from the list would be consumed by domestic (farm) pigs? What items would be eaten by pigs in the wild?

You can grab a copy of the entire Pigs Lapbook in an easy-to-print file at the end of this post.

Pigs Lapbook Printables

In addition to the pig research and lessons, the following mini-books are included in the Pigs Lapbook:

  • Pig Diagram
  • A Pig’s Snout Simple Fold
  • Why Does a Pig Roll in the Mud? Triangle Petal Book
  • The Truth About Pigs Mini-book
  • A Pig’s Diet Simple Fold
  • Is a Pigpen Dirty? Shape Book
  • My Three Little Pigs Story Pocket
  • New Words Pig Shape Book
  • Pig Sayings Shutterflap Book
  • Piglet Numbers Mini-book
  • Pig Report Pocket
  • Pig Map
  • How Much Does a Pig Sleep? Graph Mini-book
  • How Does a Farmer Care for Pigs? Matchbook
  • Pig Riddles Flap Book
  • Different Meanings for the Word Hog Petal Book
  • This Little Piggy Hotdog Book (find folding instructions here)

Pigs Lapbook Sample

This Pigs Lapbook sample was made with one file folder and one center extension (a piece of cardstock taped to the center section of the lapbook).

Opened Lapbook
Pigs Lapbook with Center Extension Lifted

How to Get Started with Your Pigs Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Pigs Lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about pigs.
  2. Print the Pigs Lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
  4. Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about pigs.

Download Your Pigs Lapbook

Simply click on the image below to access your free Pigs Lapbook.

Pigs Lapbook

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