Pig Wig Jig


Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ig to make words such as pig, wig, jig, and dig.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wig
  • pig
  • big
  • dig
  • jig


  • Pig wig and nose instructions (see below)
  • Pink paper for the pig nose and paper of different colors for the wig
  • Pig Wig Jig chant (see target text below)
  • Music for a jig (optional)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will dance a pig wig jig while they add sounds to the -ig ending to make words such as wig, pig, jig, big, and dig

Practice the skill within an activity

Sing the Pig Wig Jig chant

  • Before the activity, make at least one wig as a class (each child may make their own before the activity if desired)
  • Teach the children the Pig Wig Jig chant (see target text below).
  • Have the children sit in a large circle.
  • Choose one child to be the Pig in a Wig. Have that child wear a wig and stand in the middle of the circle.
  • Choose another child to walk around the circle while everybody repeats the Pig Wig Jig chant.
  • At the end of the first verse of the chant, have the second child join the Pig in a Wig in the middle of the circle. 
  • Have the two children do the jig together while everybody repeats the second verse of the chant.
  • Play music for the children to dance to as they do a jig (optional).
  • Repeat the activity as desired, choosing more children to join those already in the center of the circle. Allow different children to take a turn as the Pig in a Wig.

Apply the skill (choose from the following) 

Read target words in a text (see below)

  • Read the target text Pig Wig Jig together as a class/group. 
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children help you make a list of all of the -ig words in the text. Emphasize the process of blending beginning sounds with the -ig ending to spell each word (e.g., /p/ + /ig/ = pig).

Clap out sounds in words 

  • Have the children take apart the word pig and clap once for each sound in the word (/p/ /i/ /g/).
  • Ask the children how many times they clapped for the word pig. (3)
  • Clap for each sound in the word pig again to reinforce the model.
  • Repeat with other words: jig, wig, dig, big, fig, rig.

SEEL Target Texts

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Pig Wig Jig

While I was walking down the street
Down the street
Down the street
A pig in a wig
I got to meet
Hi ho, hi ho, hi ho!
A rig-a-jig jig
With a pig in a wig
A pig in a wig
A pig in a wig
A rig-a-jig jig 
With a pig in a wig
Hi ho, hi ho, hi ho!


SEEL At Home

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Blend beginning sounds and the -ig ending to make words 
(e.g., /p/-ig) and spell new -ig words.


  • Pig Wig instructions and Pig Wig Jig chant (see below)
  • Pink paper for the pig snout, two sheets of different colored paper for the wig
  • Scissors, stapler/tape, crayons, paper, and pencil

Activity: A Pig in a Wig 

  • Follow the Pig Wig instructions to make a paper pig wig.
  • Put on the wig and repeat the Pig Wig Jig chant. Perform the actions mentioned in the chant as you repeat the words.
  • Read the Pig Wig Jig with your child. Have him or her underline the words ending in -ig.
  • Read the underlined words again with your child and help him or her blend the beginning sound with the -ig ending to make the word (e.g., /p/-ig).
  • Fold the blank paper in half to make a book. Help your child write and illustrate a short story about a pig in a wig. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.pig-wig-jig-chant


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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.