Piggie and Elephant Sharing Shapes Activity

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The kids love books by Mo Willems. The characters are engaging, the messages in the books are positive, and they are books that adults won’t mind reading again and again. The kids will have lots of fun with this Piggie and Elephant Sharing Shapes Activity.
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This week’s Sharing Shapes activity is inspired by Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Elephant has a dilemma: should he share his ice cream with Piggie? It is hard to share the things that we love. This book captures what it means to be a good friend and sharing with others. To celebrate the message we created a sharing game.

Materials for Piggy and Elephant Sharing Shapes Activity:

  • Construction paper Or Card Stock
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Shapes Dice

Instructions for Piggy and Elephant Sharing Shapes Activity:

  • Cut out the shapes you need to make Piggie and Elephant. This is a good time for the kids to practice their scissor skills. We have a Piggie Template and an Elephant Template that you can use.



  • Put all the shapes in the center of the table.
  • Have the kids roll the dice. The twist on this game is that the child shares the shape with another child. So if Justin is rolling the Elephant dice and Justin gets the trunk. He takes that shape and shares it with someone else.
  • Have the children pay attention to what the other players need to complete their character.


  • Once all the children have all the shapes they need to complete Piggie or Elephant, glue the shapes to make the characters.
  • Add details with the markers.


  • To add a bit of sweetness have the players act out their characters sharing or complimenting each other.


 More Book Inspired Activities for you:

Crayon Ornaments
The Day the Crayons Quit Crayons Craft
Lola the Therapy Dog Book Series Activities
Lola the Therapy Dog Book Series Activities
Two by Kathryn Otoshi - Picture Book Activities
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Bedtime Buddies
Don’t Turn the Page Book Activity


This is the second week of the Virtual Book Club for Kids! We are featuring sharing themed activities to go with the book Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems

We would LOVE to have you join the Virtual Book Club for Kids too! Just read the book and do an apple themed activity with your kids! Be sure to join us at the VBC Facebook page too! If you want more details about the VBC (including a list of upcoming books), click here.
And be sure to check out all these other sharing themed activities that are perfect for preschoolers:
Adventures of Adam: Friendship Ice Cream Throw 
Claire’s Little Tots: Paper Tube Friendship Bracelets
Inspiration Laboratories: Listening Games with Elephant and Piggie

Preschool Powel Packets: Kind Words Sensory Lesson 
Rainy Day Mum: Graphing Activity for Preschoolers
Still Playing School: Spelling Names Ice Cream Center
Sugar Aunts: Gross Motor Core Strengthening Friendship Activity for a Group
Sunny Day Family: Pass the Ice Cream Sharing Activity for Preschoolers
Views From a Step Stool: Share the Ice Cream Fine Motor Game
Witty Hoots: How to Make Happy Faces in a Sand Tray


  1. Omg how cute is this!!!! My daughter would probably love this activity


  2. I haven’t ever heard of these books but there is no way I’d share my ice cream…just kidding!! 🙂 I love books that teach lessons so this is def. something I need to look into!


  3. Such a cute activity! My older girls love anything that has to do with animals.


  4. We love this series!!!!! To be honest, I’m not sure if my kids love Mo Willems more or if I do! I’ll set this up tomorrow and we will try it. GREAT post!!!!


    1. It is so hard to find books that the kids love and we don’t mind reading over and over again, isn’t it? I would love to see pictures of what the kids make. <3 Thanks!


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