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 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 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 made play-doh (lemonade flavored with yellow dye) and had farm animals for the kids to make tracks.
This was a very popular station!!
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 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!
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 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.
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. 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).
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.
They came out really cute and it was neat because they were all different.
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