Do you have a little one at home that is learning colors and numbers? This game is a fun farming spin on a color and number sorting game. There are two ways to play this game: either sort all the pig tails to their matching color OR put the same number of tails on the pig to match the number.
Find a helpful how-to video below:
- Pipe Cleaners (two per color of at least four different colors)
- Kitchen Shears or Scissors
- Snack Size Baggie
- Paper (one background page plus a paper in colors to match your pipe cleaners)
- A Pig Shape to Trace (optional)
- Using your marker or a finger (something round), twist your pipe cleaner into a coil shape.
- Once you have a coil, use your wire cutter to cut the coil in to half. These will be your pig tails! Put all tail pieces in a snack size baggie for storage.
- Using your marker and pig shape, trace a pig in each color paper to match your pipe cleaners.
- Glue your pigs on your background paper.
- Use your marker to number your pigs 1-4.
- Get ready to play! You can play this game in two ways:
- Color matching: match all the tails in the bag to the correct color pig.
- Number matching: place one tail on the pig with the number “1” on it, two tails on the pig with the number “2”, etc.
Make-It Monday projects will be posted each Monday (except for holidays) throughout the museum closure for COVID-19. For a full list of previous projects, visit our Make-It Monday website.
Questions? Contact Sarah, the museum's education coordinator.