Pig in a Wig


Recognize words that rhyme with pig (e.g., "Do pig and wig rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with pig."). 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pig
  • wig
  • jig
  • rig


  • Pig Wig Jig song
  • Wig made of paper, yarn, or other material

The children will sing a song about a pig wearing a wig as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with wig, such as pig and jig

Literacy Activity

  • Sing the Pig Wig Jig song slowly.
  • Invite a child to be the pig in a wig and to stand in the middle of the circle. 
  • Have the remainder of the children slowly jog in a circle while you sing the song, and invite the children to sing along. 
  • Choose a second child to join the pig in a wig in the middle of the circle and do a jig while everybody sings the chorus. 
  • Provide assistance to the children by modeling various dance moves (e.g., spinning in place, twisting, marching in place). 
  • Repeat the song as desired, choosing two more children to replace those already in the center of the circle.

More Practice

  • Model identifying words pairs rhyming with pig for the children (e.g., Say, “Pig and wig rhyme. Pig and jig rhyme. Do pig and rig rhyme?”) and then have the children determine which pairs rhyme.
  • Have all the children stand in place and say different pairs of words out loud for the children to hear, some words rhyming with pig and some non-rhyming words.
  • Have the children do a little jig when they hear a rhyming word pair (e.g., pig and big) and freeze when they hear a non-rhyming word pair (e.g., pig and tag).

SEEL Target Texts

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Pig Wig Jig song

(sing slowly to the tune of "Rig-a-Jig 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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Recognize and produce words that rhymes with pig


  • One sheet of pink paper
  • Two sheets of different colored paper  
  • Pig wig instructions
  • Pig Wig Jig song

Activity: Pig in a Wig  

  • Follow the pig wig instructions to make a paper pig wig, put on the wig, and sing the Pig Wig Jig
  • Have your child perform the actions mentioned in the song as you sing. 
  • Read the Pig Wig Jig with your child, having them clap whenever a word rhyming with pig is said. 
  • Model identifying rhyming words for your child by pairing two words that rhyme or one non-rhyming word (e.g., pig and jig, or wig and ham), and have your child determine if the two words rhyme. 


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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.