These kids farm activities can be used for enrichment at home or in the classroom.
LITERACY: STORY RETELL BASKET
Have you ever made a simple story retell basket? I love using hands-on props for retelling because it helps bring stories to life! As kids retell a story using props they are building vocabulary, sharing story understanding, and playing!
For this farm kids activity, read your favorite farm story then create a matching story retell basket. Basically, grab a basket and add in props for verbal story retelling.
Story: Mrs. Wishy Washy
Retell Basket: Small bowl/bin, farm animals (printed pictures on sticks, toys, puzzle pieces), hand-towel for scrubbing
MATH: SEED GUESS & COUNT
Set out a bowl of seeds. Invite your child to pick a handful and set it on a sheet of paper. Have them guess how many they grabbed, then count to see if they are correct! If they are ready, create a chart where they can write their guess verse actual amount and compare.
FINE MOTOR: SCOOP & POUR KERNELS
Let’s build kids fine motor skills with this farm activity!
Scooping and pouring is great for little hands. Fill a plastic tub or bin with popcorn kernels. Set out small cups, scoops, measuring cops, containers, bottes and invite your child to scoop, pour, and fill.
CRAFT: PAPER BAG PIG PUPPET
Paint the flap side of a lunch sack paper bag pink and let it dry. Cut out two pink triangle ears and an oval nose. Glue the ears to the back of the paper bag flap and the snout to the front. Add google two eyes above the snout. Invite your child to play with their puppet.
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GROSS MOTOR: DOWN ON THE FARM MOVEMENT STICKS
Grab some craft sticks and label each with fun farm movement suggestions. Place the sticks in a cup and pull a stick whenever you need to get moving. I added some farm stickers to our sticks for fun!
Gallop like a horse!
Milk the cow.
Roll like a pig in mud.
Plant some seeds!
Waddle like a duck.
Stand tall and crow like a rooster.
SCIENCE: MAKE BUTTER
Making butter is seriously so easy and FUN! Grab a small jar with a lid. Fill it about ¼ full with heavy whipping cream. Secure the lid and get to shaking! Shake the jar until a solid ball starts to form – this is the butter! Strain the liquid and spread the butter on toast. Enjoy!
Talk about about liquids and solids. Share what is happening as they shake the jar.
MOVE YOUR BODY!
No farm theme is complete with out singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm! Be sure to check out this fun sing along on YouTube.
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Does your preschooler love learning all about farm animals? Which farm activity for kids do you think they would enjoy the most?
Can’t wait for you to play and learn with your littles this week.