This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy is a famous nursery rhyme that’s used with children of all ages, including young babies. Although it’s a counting song, This Little Piggy is a fun tickling game that’s usually counted out on the fingers or toes. Small babies and younger children in particular enjoy the tactile nature of this rhyme!

A version of This Little Piggy was published in 1728 in a medley, with a full version appearing a bit later in 1760 in ,,The Famous Tommy Thumb’s Little Story-Book” In a 2009 survey, This Little Piggy was voted as the 8th most popular nursery rhyme. 

In the rhyme, you are taught the fate of five piggies as they go about their day and each toe on a child’s foot gets wiggled as you learn what they do. One the final piggy who cries Wee! Wee! Wee!, the little toe gets wiggled, and then tickling of the feet ensues.

This Little Piggy Lyrics

This little piggy went to the market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home.

This Little Piggy Music Sheet