Preschool Theme: Farm Animals

We started with a large number of books on farm animals.  See the complete list here.  We read Stuck in The Mud by .  It is a really fun book for this age.  It features different animals that live on a farm.  It has repetition and animals sounds.  The kids really seemed to love it!  I highly recommend it for a farm unit with preschoolers or just for a fun read.

We started with a large number of books on farm animals. I’ll post the complete list soon. We read Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke. It is a really fun book for this age. It features different animals that live on a farm. It has repetition and animals sounds. The kids really seemed to love it! I highly recommend it for a farm unit with preschoolers or just for a fun read.

I printed and laminated a lacing pig card and had a shoelace to weave through the holes.  I found the pig (and there are much more options) here.

I printed and laminated a lacing pig card and had a shoelace to weave through the holes. I found the pig (and there are much more options) here. I was really impressed how easy this was for the kids!

I printed and laminated some of the farm animals for the kids to put in the correct order.  I found them here.

I printed and laminated some of the farm animals for the kids to put in the correct order. I found them here.

I had the Duplo farm addition (see my review here).  Basically the kids and parents read the story and follow the directions to complete different farm animals made out of the blocks.

I had the Duplo: Farm Edition (see my review here). Basically, the kids and parents read the story and follow the directions to complete different farm animals made out of the blocks.

I had another puzzle with shapes that I found here. I chose the flower one for this theme.

I had another puzzle with shapes that I found here. I chose the flower one for this theme.

I made play-doh (lemonade flavored with yellow dye) and had farm animals for the kids to make tracks.

I made play-doh (lemonade flavored with yellow dye) and had farm animals for the kids to make tracks.

This was a very popular station!!

This was a very popular station!!

I made two pocket charts with one that read "rhymes with pig" on one and "doesn't rhyme with pig" on the other.  Then, I had several words for the kids to sort.

I made two papers with one that read “rhymes with pig” on one and “doesn’t rhyme with pig” on the other. Then, I had several words for the kids to sort.

I had a station with three different activities.  One was found here, and it was a coloring sheet where there were a bunch of lambs that the kids could count.  I found another the other two here.  One was about beginning sounds and the other one helped with number sense.  The kids had to stamp the correct number of chickens with a paint dotter.

I had a station with three different activities. One was found here, and it was a coloring sheet where there were a bunch of lambs that the kids could count. I found the other two here. One was about beginning sounds and the other one helped with number sense. The kids had to stamp the correct number of chickens with a paint dotter.

The kids loved using the crayons and paint dotters!

The kids loved using the crayons and paint dotters!

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I also bought these felt finger puppets from Educational Insights.  I found them on clearance on their website.  I had "The Three Little Pigs" for today, of course.  However, it didn't include any of the houses so I created those myself.  I also created a mini-felt board with some felt scraps and a picture frame.  The kids and parents could read or tell the story and act it out with the puppets.

I also bought these felt finger puppets from Educational Insights. I found them on clearance on their website. I had “The Three Little Pigs” for today, of course. However, it didn’t include any of the houses so I created those myself. I also created a mini-felt board with some felt scraps and a picture frame. The kids and parents could read or tell the story and act it out with the puppets.

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I had two bins.  One had a picture of a farm and one has a picture of the farm with an "X" on it.  I had a bunch of different animals for the kids to sort which ones live on a farm or which ones do not.

I had two bins, one labeled with a picture of a farm and the other with a picture of a farm with an “X” on it. I had a bunch of different animals for the kids to sort by if they live on a farm or not.

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I made five chickens all different sizes for the kids to sort from largest to smallest.

I made five chickens all different sizes for the kids to sort from largest to smallest.

I had some farm tunes playing during the class.

I had some farm tunes playing during the class. Yes, this is the stereo I use.

I printed and laminated this sheet.  I had dry erase markers for the kids to circle the correct answer (or to practice coloring).

I printed and laminated this sheet. I had dry erase markers for the kids to circle the correct answer (or to practice coloring).

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Look who I caught reading AGAIN! Yeah!!

Look who I caught reading AGAIN! Yeah!!

For the craft, I had several animals, a farm, and trees and plants for the kids to glue to create their own farm.  I also had several strips of paper to represent straw and/or dirt.

For the craft, I had several animals, a farm, and trees and plants for the kids to glue to create their own farm. I also had several strips of paper to represent straw and/or dirt.

They came out really cute and it was neat because they were all different.

They came out really cute and it was neat because they were all different.

This was a great theme!  Don’t forget to follow Learning With Miss Jenny on Pinterest and Facebook!

Enjoy!

~Miss Jenny

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8 thoughts on “Preschool Theme: Farm Animals

  1. I love this theme! I am planning on starting a homeschooled preschool program next month with my sons and this is one of the themes I want to do with them. Lots of great ideas here! Thanks!

    • It is such a great theme! There is so much that you can do that I didn’t get to. I am going to do much, much more with it next year. I am going to include life cycles, products and consumers, more baby animals, just to name a few. Good Luck!

  2. Pingback: 22 Farm Books For Preschoolers | Learning with Miss Jenny

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