“This Little Piggy” is a traditional nursery rhyme and a beloved finger-play for children.
It dates back to 18th century and the full version was first published in 1760 in” The Famous Tommy Thumb’s Little Story-Book”. The “This little piggy went to market” line was recorded before in an older nursery rhymes collection from 1728.
“This Little Piggy” finger-play
Each line of the rhyme is sung while pointing out one children’s toe, starting with the thumb toe to the pinky toe. It usually ends by tickling the foot on the line: “wee wee wee all the way home”.
“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.