I came up with this project when the twins and I were learning about the prodigal son.
It is also a great project for learning about circles, sorting by size, and line of symmetry
Mason jar and ring
Pink construction paper
black construction paper
First you need to trace a bunch of circles.
Using the ring from the mason jar trace two circles on the pink paper for the piggy's head and bottom.
Find a circle smaller then this and trace it five times on the pink paper for the snout, tail, feet, and ears. Draw one "line of symmetry" on three of these circles.
Find an even smaller circle and trace it twice onto the black paper for the nostrils
(oops forgot one medium circle but I added it later)
Give your child all the circles and allow her to sort them out.
It's pretty self explanatory by the pictures.
On the lid of the mason jar you are only going to use the ring!
Glue the other large circle to the bottom of the jar for the bottom.
Cut the final medium sized circle into a spiral for the curly tail. Only glue the middle of the circle to the bottom.
You can "feed" your piggy coins through its mouth and later get them out by simply unscrewing the lid!!