“This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed at home. This little piggy had roast beef, this little piggy had none. And this little piggy went “Wee! Wee! Wee!” all the way home.” ~Mother Goose
March 1st is National Pig Day! Mostly celebrated in the American Midwest, this special day was created in 1972 to give the pig recognition for being “one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”
Listen to pig sounds here.
Have you ever seen a pig sing? Check out this scene from Babe – it’s only 17 seconds long and you can watch it here. For another heartwarming tale, watch Charlotte’s Web (2006) about a little pig named Wilbur.
High school students and adults can read Animal Farm online, the political satire in which pigs take control of the farm and one of them becomes dictator.
For little kids, there is The Story of the Three Little Pigs online at the Library of Congress.
And who doesn’t love Piglet, the adorable little pig from Winnie The Pooh? Here is a brief clip of Piglet to the Rescue!
Finally, look at all these cute pig crafts that you can make!