Pork encompases so many delicious foods that we enjoy all the time — things like pork chops, ham, sausage, and of course, bacon. But pigs are dirty, stinky, and gross, right? In this month’s lesson, we will explore what a pig farm is really like, and all of the wonderful things pigs bring us.

The lesson and activities below are most appropriate for preschool through 2nd grade, but there’s lots of great information for all ages.

How Does the Pork Get to Your Fork? A Homeschool Lesson About Pork and Pigs

Homeschool Lesson Pigs Pork


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Related Activities

Sarah at The Farmwife Crafts has come up with these adorable toilet paper roll pigs to go along with this lesson. They are super easy to make, and kids have a great time putting them together!

Paper Roll Pigs

Here are some other fun pig-themed activities:

Shape Pig Craft

Pigs in the Pen Gross Motor Skills Activity

Piggy’s House of Cards STEM Activity

Muddy Pigs Craft

Pig Punctuation

Pig Power Language Arts Lesson

Perimeter Pig Math Lesson

Three Little Pigs Story Unit

Recommended Reading

Pigs Gail Gibbons

Pigs by Gail Gibbons

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

How Big is a Pig? by Clare Beaton

Let’s Learn About Pigs by Breanne Sartori

Pigs by Robin Nelson

Pocket Piggies Numbers by Richard Austin

Pigs by Robert Munsch

The Pig in the Pond by Robert Waddell

Pigs: Animals That Live on the Farm by JoAnn Early Macken

Stay tuned next month for another fun homeschooling unit that ties agricultural education in with math, reading, science, and more! In the meantime, find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, An Amazing Bean!