Oink! Oink! This adorable farm theme circle time song will be a big hit with your little ones! Sung to the tune of, “Five Little Speckled Frogs”, these silly little piggies go from squeaky clean to a muddy mess!…all while building counting skills with your preschoolers and oink-oinking along.
Be sure to read all the ways to use this free printable, as well as check out some other farm theme circle time songs at the end of this post.
Teach Counting with Farm Theme Circle Time Songs
One of our favorite things to do as a family is to go to our local county fair each summer.
It’s blazing hot, typically reaching near 100* by noon, causing us to carry a wagon full of ice water in every insulated water bottle we own. We reapply sunblock every two minutes, too, because there is not escaping the sun at the fair.
But we go anyway.
Not to ride the rides. Not to go to the shows. Not even to eat all the deep fried foods our stomaches can handle. (Although we do all of those things, too).
We go to see the livestock the 4-H kids have been so dedicated to care for the past year.
We start with the goats, then move to the sheep and the rabbits. We weave our way through the cows and cross our fingers that we will see some gigantic working horses. Then, we go see the pigs.
My kids like the pigs the best because which is why we save them for last. They giggle at these giant animals laying about in straw while their young owners fan them and try to push them around and keep them from getting dirty…again.
Pigs are not tolerant of the heat, so they are also not tolerant of the country fair.
And then the question comes…every single year…without fail.
Mom, why do pigs like the mud anyway?
I always pretend to play dumb and give a 4-H kid a chance to answer. Pigs use mud not only to cool themselves off, but the mud also protects their delicate skin from getting sun burned.
My kids find that tidbit interesting. The thought of an animal getting sun burned. And then getting all muddy to cool off.
That’s probably just one reason why a farm theme circle time song like this one is so popular. Who wouldn’t enjoy singing about five silly pigs who get all muddy against their mother’s requests?
5 Clean and Squeaky Pigs Song and Printable
Perfect for building counting skills, this fun song has repetitive and rhyming verses which makes it perfect for young children to remember and sing along. Music and songs have an amazing ability to help children learn new skills, retain information, all while having a blast!
- free farm theme circle time song printable
- heavy cardstock
Begin by printing the farm theme song printable on heavy cardstock. Laminate for extra durability and cut out the pieces. You can also choose to glue them to a popsicle stick to make puppets or hot glue small magnets on the back for use with a magnetic board.
How to Teach Counting Using Circle Time Songs
This song and printable is a great activity for teaching preschoolers how to count orally, identify numbers, determine more or less, and understand one-to-one correspondence (matching one number with only one thing).
Early math skills are developed by using concrete objects and verbal counting, as well as, incorporating FUN! You read that right…preschool activities have to be fun, too, and this. circle time song is super fun. Add it to your preschool farm theme and sing it all month long!
Why Include Songs in Circle Time Activities?
It’s not only fun and educational, but preschoolers love to sing and dance and use familiar songs/stories to make them feel confident and successful.
But there are even more reasons to include songs and music in your circle time routine. Using music and song is the perfect opportunity to incorporate:
- math skills like counting forward and backwards, the concept of “how many”, number identification skills, more and less
- listening skills
- storytime skills
These fun and engaging songs help young children interact with numbers and understand the concept of “how many”.
How to Sing 5 Clean and Squeaky Pigs
To set up this activity, begin by showing your preschoolers the song card with five squeaky clean pigs. (Note that this printable comes with two kinds. of pigs, five clean pigs and five muddy pigs. You will use all the pigs to sing the song.)
Lay out all five squeaky clean pigs on a table, or use magnets to hang them on the whiteboard for the class to see.
Count each one together, pointing to each pig as you say the number. This helps preschoolers grasp one-to-one correspondence skills.
Sing the tune cheerfully and as you get to the last line of the song, replace one squeaky clean pig with a muddy pig.
Have your preschoolers follow along with hand movements, for even more interaction. Invite them to show you the number of squeaky clean pigs using their fingers and have them jump into the mud with you (they may use the palm of their hand as the mud pit).
Continue this pattern with 4 clean pigs, now 3, then 2, and 1…until all the pigs have gone from squeaky clean to a real pigstye! Don’t forget to spray them down with the hose and start all over again!
More Ways to Use This Printable
There are loads of ways to use songs in the preschool classroom and even more ways to use this printable, too.
Try some of these other ideas!
- Use these counting cards in the pond too! These muddy pigs will need to get cleaned off after rolling in the mud, so help your preschoolers repeat the rhyme, but this time, to get squeaky clean again! Use a piece of blue construction paper, blue blocks, or even blue playdough to create your water scene.
- Put the song cards and pig manipulatives in a center or small area. Allow the children to practice writing their numbers on the pigs or on the song cards with a dry erase marker as they sing along.
- Get artsy! Have the children draw their picture of the pigs rolling in the mud as the rhyme continues.
- Incorporate some fun gross motor movement and silly pig noises with a lively game. Whether you play indoors or out, your preschoolers will love acting like little pigs! Have the students sit on their bottoms upright while you sing the first three verses. Invite them to make the piggy noises with you during the fourth verse. It’s time to shake their fingers as you sing along the fifth verse. Finally, the pig rolls on the sixth verse and so do your preschoolers! Let them roll and snort and oink as they become very muddy piggies! Continue until all five piggies are muddy.
- Use the pig manipulatives in a hands-on sensory table. Using dried black beans for mud, have your students sing along, and as they sing dip all the clean pigs into the “mud”, counting as they go along! A fun and easy sensory opportunity that will be loads of fun!
More Preschool Counting Activities
Here are some more counting activities for preschoolers. Just click the images to learn more!
Get Farm Theme Circle Time Printable Here
Think my 5 Clean and Squeaky Pigs song and printable will make a good addition to your farm theme circle time songs? I’ll send a copy to your email!
But don’t leave yet. Check out more farm theme circle time songs below!
More Farm Theme Circle Time Songs
Circle time is more fun with more circle time songs! Try some of these farm theme songs to add to your circle time routine.
Good Morning Farm Animals
Can you dig like a dog, leap like a sheep and jig like a pig? Say good morning to all our farm animal friends!
All Around the Farm
Learn all about the common animals around the farm with this silly farm theme circle time song.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Learn to make animals sounds with this fun and classic nursery rhyme from Super Simple Songs, Old MacDonald Had A Farm!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.