Character Education Assembly:
Huff and Puff: A Pig Tale
Our story begins with Kevin and Corey: two of the three little pigs. They announce that they will be telling their story how it really happened, beginning with their mother announcing it is time to move out of her house. Their oldest sibling is already out collecting materials for the move and they must follow suit. Corey, the youngest, decides to build his new home out of straw, which of course is later blown down by the wolf, named Calvin De Wolfe, sending him running for his life.
On his escape, Corey meets a troll who has been bothered by the Billy Goats Gruff making loud noises as they cross his bridge every day. Corey
realizes that the troll only wants peace and quiet so he can sleep and comes up with a plan to help make that happen. With the help of a couple of audience members playing Gruff’s siblings, they put pillows under their feet to cross the bridge quietly. They all learn that sometimes it can be hard to listen to the other side of the story and to realize that maybe a little adjustment would make everyone happier.
Meanwhile, the wolf is still in hot pursuit of the youngest pig. Corey finally meets up with his older brother, Kevin, whose has made his house of sticks and they take refuge there. When Calvin De Wolfe arrives, he easily blows down Kevin’s house, too. With some quick thinking, Kevin distracts the wolf with a riddle so the two brothers can escape.
Running through the woods, the two little pigs meet Rapunzel, high up in her tower. They ask for her help, but she has heard bad things about pigs and refuses to believe that they are being chased by a wolf. Then, of course, the wolf comes along and she refuses to help him, feeling guilty for not believing the pigs.
The pigs go on to meet Goldilocks who is house sitting for the three bears. She at least attempts to help them, but by the time they leave they have eaten all the porridge Goldilocks made for the bears, broken a chair, and left Goldilocks so tired that she lays down for a “quick” nap. Next, they run to their eldest sibling’s home where she has been hard at work building her own home out of bricks. In comes the wolf again, but this time he is stopped by Rapunzel. She still feels terrible for not helping the pigs, so she ties the wolf up in her hair until he promises not to hurt the pigs. The wolf is very sorry for what he has done, and we find out that he was just hungry all along.
They decide that after they go back to help Goldilocks clean up, they will all go to lunch together. Calvin De Wolfe decides he’s going to eat a vegetarian meal after the day he’s had. In the end, they all learn the importance of listening to one another and working together to make sure that everyone is happy, healthy, and well taken care of.