On the Farm

On The Farm

April 8-12

Letter Mm:

  • Mm words:
  • Mm writing

Books:

    1. Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowly* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3lPl26wO_4
    2. Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowly
    3. Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown*
    4. Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronn
    5. Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
    6. How Big Is A Pig? by Claire Beaton
    7. Lulu The Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan
    8. The Grumpy Morning by Pamela Duncan Edwards
    9. One Little Chicken by David Elliot
    10. Does A Cow Say Boo? by Judy Hindley
    11. Barn Dance by Pat Hutchins
    12. Baby Says Moo by JoAnn Early Macken
    13. Grunt by John Richardson
    14. Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson
    15. Sally Goes to the Farm by Stephen Huneck

*used in the curriculum

Songs/Feltboard:

Mrs. Wishy Washy:  Read the story, then act it out using flannel/magnet board pieces.  These pieces can be printed out (just google it) or drawn.

 

Five Little Ducks:  Go here for a cute printable for the fridge with all of the lyrics and a graphic.  http://www.dltk-teach.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/ducks/cfive-ducks.gif

 

Ten Little Piglets sung to the tune of “Ten Little Indians”

 

One little, two little, three little piglets,
Four little, five little, six little piglets,
Seven little, eight little, nine little piglets,
Ten are in the mud.

 

All are pink with pudgy noses,
They don’t smell a bit like roses,
Curly tails that look like hoses.
Rolling in the mud.

 

Ten little, nine little, eight little piglets,
Seven little, six little, five little piglets,
Four little, three little, two little piglets.
One is in the mud.

 

 

 

Monday:

Introduce theme:

  1. Read a book about farm animals.
  2. What animals live on the farm?
  3. What are the names of the animal babies?  (Cow-calf)

 

 

Muddy Pig (Mrs. Wishy-Washy)

Show this Mrs. Wishy-Washy video if you can’t find the book.  It’s out of print.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3lPl26wO_4

Materials:  pink cardstock pig, small piece of sponge, brown paint, shaving cream

  1. cut a pig from cardstock
  2. mix shaving cream with a little brown paint to create mud paint
  3. have your child make the pig muddy by sponging and using the fingers to smear the mud paint onto it

 

Farm Animal Patterns

Go here: http://havefunteaching.com/worksheets/themes/farm-worksheets/farm-sequencing-activity.pdf  to print a set of pattern cards.  If the patterns are too difficult, just print multiples of the individual animals and make your own.

 

Tuesday:

Peek-A-Boo Barn (Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown)

Materials:  white cardstock, red paint, other color construction paper, scissors, glue stick, printouts of farm animals, crayons/markers/colored pencils

  1. Cut a barn out of the white cardstock
  2. Have your child paint it red- wait for it to dry
  3. Cut several flap doors and windows into the barn (use a craft knife)- do not cut them off completely.  This way your child can open and close them for the peek-a-boo effect.
  4. Place the barn onto another piece of construction paper and carefully trace where each door and window is located.
  5. Have your child glue pictures of farm animals that they have colored onto the traced spaces.
  6. Glue the barn onto the other paper.
  7. Write the animal name on the inside of each door and window.

 

Farm Sensory Bucket

Materials:  popcorn kernels, farm animal/baby farm animal toob, silohs, barn, fence (hand make using t.p. roll, popsicle sticks, and cardboard.

 

Wednesday:

Paper Plate Farm Animals

Materials: large and small paper plates, paint, cotton balls, glue, googly eyes

 

Farm Dramatic Play

Materials:  Cardboard box, red and white paint, cowboy hat, boots, plaid shirt, various stuffed farm animals, gift bag shredded paper (yellow hay)

Paint the box to look like a barn and cut a door in the front.  Have the dress up clothes and other props available.

 

Thursday:

Farm Animal Sugar Cookies

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/sugar-cookie-farm-animals/

Farm Playdough Mats

Materials:  Printed playdough mats from etsy or create your own, laminating paper, page protectors, or contact paper, playdough

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112990219/on-the-farm-playdough-learning-mats

 

Friday:

Visit a local farm or watch a video about a trip to a farm.  Take pictures (print pictures) and display at child’s height so they can relive the experience.

 

Extras:

  • This is a preschool center printable packet.  It’s a free download from teacherspayteachers.com.  Print on card stock or laminate.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Farm-Center-Printables

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