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Problem Solving Pigs


Summary:

At Hidden Villa, we take good care of our pigs by giving them everything they need to live happy, healthy lives. In return, they give humans many things, like meat and other products.


 

Know-It-All

Now that you have watched the video, try answering some of the questions below. They may have more than one correct answer!

 

  1. What are the four things all animals need to survive?
  2. What are some things you saw inside the piggery that helped the pigs get these things? Can you think of other ways to give pigs these things?
  3. What can people get from pigs? Can you think of any products that were not mentioned in the video?
  4. Did you notice the pig’s nose? What did it look like? How could having a nose this shape help a pig?

 


Digging Deeper

Hidden Villa uses more than one way to ethically raise their pigs. For information about how to raise pigs in a more natural environment, consider checking out this video by Justin Rhodes, a farmer at Singing Prairie Farms in Missouri. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl56Ti1LXWM


If you want to see how a pig can use its snout as a shovel, take a look at this short but entertaining example! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRz1tvx-6eQ

 


Try It

It’s time to get creative! Now that you have watched the Pig video, we hope you are inspired to try some of the suggestions below. Just have fun with it!

 

A) Dig Like a Pig

Ask an adult for a patch of soil in which you can dig outside. Take a small shovel, or just use your hands, and see how many seeds, worms, roots, and other small living things you can find! If you were a pig, that’s how you might find your dinner!

 

B) Color-a-pig

Pigs come in all sorts of sizes and colors. Ask your adult to help you google “pig coloring page”, pick a picture, print out a pig outline (or draw one yourself), and use your colorful imagination!

 

C) Pig Poetry

Can you create a poem that uses at least: 3 words that rhyme with the word pig, 3 words that start with the letter P, and 3 words that describe what a pig looks like? Share your poem with someone at home.  Add it to your coloring page for a complete work of art!

 

D) Problem Solving Pigs – Can you solve these pig-themed math questions? 

  1. If each of our three pigs had 10 piglets, how many piglets would we have on the farm? 
  2. Each piglet has 1 tail and four hooves, how many tails and hooves were in the piggery? Hint: there were three pigs in the piggery. 
  3. Hidden Villa had 13 piglets and 5 of them went to a nearby farm. How many piglets does Hidden Villa have left?

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