Preschool Farm Animals Theme

Farming is important for our life. Farm animals produce many things for our life. In preschool farm animals theme children will learn how farm animals helps us. Who and how to take care farm animals.

What are the objective ?

In farm preschool theme, children may learn :

  1. Name of farm animals.
  2. Sounds of farm animals.
  3. Food of farm animals.
  4. Uses of farm animals.
  5. Farm animal shelter.

What are the concepts for the children ?

  1. Chicken, cows, pigs, turkeys, sheep, duck and horses are farm animals.
  2. We can recognize some farm animals by their sounds.
  3. Farm animal lives on the farm. They lives in the stable, barn and shed.
  4. Some farm animal supply us food.
    • Chicken gives us eggs and meat.
    • Cow and goat give us milk and meat.
    • Turkey and sheep gives us meat.
  5. Sheep gives us wool.
  6. A person who own or manage a farm is farmer.
  7. Farm animal eat hay, corn, and oats.
  8. Horses are farm animal that can be used as transportation.

Learning Center Activities

ART CENTER

Chicken Eggshell Collage. Collect eggshells, wash it using soap and let it dry. Paint the eggshell with yellow and red acrylic paint. Print the chicken pattern. (a new window will open)Ask children glue the eggshells on paper. Let it dry.

Find another wonderful project for preschool art activities.


BLOCK CENTER

Make a Barnyard. Provide plastic farm animal and farm equipment toys to make a barnyard.

Go to block center to find another activity.


DRAMATIC CENTER

Veterinarian. Put veterinarian prop box in dramatic area. Include item such as : stethoscope, thermometer, band aids and syringe, etc. Use stuffed animal as a patients.

Farmer. Gather farmer clothes and prop. Include hats, overall, boots, scarves, gardening toys such as : rake, shovel, watering can, etc.

Find another great activity for symbolic play.


LANGUAGE ART CENTER

Skill : Auditory Memory

The Animals Go Marching. Arrange three or four farm animal on the board. Say those in a specific order, and then ask one child to rearrange them in that order.

Skill : Auditory Discrimination

Name Two Words. Name two words that related with farm animal. If they are same, children stand up. If they are different, children sit down. For example : teacher say, “horse, horse”, children stand up. Teacher say, ”pig, cow”, children sit down.

The word that you can use : turkey, pig, chicken, horse, duck, cow, sheep, piglet, chick, hen, rooster, calf, lamb, cock, gobble, bleat, crow, cluck, quack, barn, stable, farm, farmer etc.

Wonderful idea for preschool language activities for you to learn about and share with your children.


MANIPULATIVE CENTER

Skill : Pouring and Spooning

Pouring and Spooning Grain. Provide different types of grain, such as : rice, corn, and wheat. Have children pour grain over plastic tube. Give them a spoon and ask them to fill up the plastic tube with the grain.

A list of fine motor activities


MATH CENTER

Skill : Sorting and Sets

Big and Small Farm Animals. Provide 2 sets of farm animals. One set is big and then the second set is small. Print farm animals. (a new window will open), paste it on cardboard, cut it out and laminate it. Make 2 sorting boxes made from shoe box. Let the children sort picture cards big and small objects.

Preschool math activities can be used to teach children math.


SCIENCE CENTER

Tasting Diary Product. Provide many types of milk product : cow milk, goat milk, skimmed milk, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream, yoghurt, butter, cheese, and buttermilk. Encourage children to taste and smell. Let children compare the color and the texture.

Tasting Eggs. Egg is one of the farm animal products. Prepare poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried, deviled, and raw egg. Ask children to observe the eggshell, part of the egg, the white and the egg yolk. Let children taste and compare.

Feather Observation. Observe various types of feathers. Duck, chicken and/or turkey feather. Use magnifying glass. Discuss their purposes, such as keeping animal warm. Put the feather in the water to see if they float. Talk to the children why they float.

Teacher hint : Why feather help duck float? Ducks feathers are covered in oil which their glands produce. This oil making them waterproof and prevents the feathers from getting soaked.

Includes all of preschool science activities for the young scientist.


COOK WITH KIDS

Strawberry Milky Cups

Ingredients :
150 gr white chocolate
150 gr cream cheese
2 eggs white, beaten until soft peak
250 gr fresh strawberry

Method :

  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth, add melted white chocolate. Beat until combine.
  2. Fold beaten eggs white into mixture.
  3. Spoon the mixture into small bowl. Layer the mixture and strawberry. Chill for 30 minute and serve.

Look at another recipes in kids recipes for young chef.


FIELD TRIP

Visit a Farm. Let children talk to the farmer, discuss to the children how the farmer take care the animals. Encourage children observe animals and farm machinery.

Visit Milk Station. discuss to the children about the cow and milk. What do cow eat. How do cow produce milk.

Visit Grocery Store. Go to dairy section. Look at the types of dairy products at the grocery store.

This is a good idea for preschool field trip.


GROSS MOTOR SKILL

Play Wolf and Chickens. Draw two lines approximately 15 meters apart. The children become the "chicken". The children line up and stand behind one of the lines. Choose one child become the "wolf". The wolf stands between two lines. The wolf pretend to be chicken and says, "cluck - cluck - cluck - cluck". When the wolf says, "wolf", all the chicken must run across to the other line. In this process, if the wolf catch the chicken, the chicken become wolf too and help the wolf catch the other. Continue the games until all the chicken are caught. The last one caught will become the first wolf for the next games.

Contains exciting fun games for gross motor skill.


SONG AND RHYME

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some chickens, ee i ee i oh!
With a cluck-cluck here, and a cluck-cluck there.
Here a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck-cluck.
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some pigs, ee i ee i oh!
With a oink-oink here, and a oink-oink there.
Here a oink, there a oink, everywhere a oink-oink.
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some turkeys, ee i ee i oh!
With a gobble-gobble here, and a gobble-gobble there.
Here a gobble, there a gobble, everywhere a gobble-gobble.
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some cows, ee i ee i oh!
With a moo-moo here, and a moo-moo there.
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo-moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm, ee i ee i oh!

The Farmer in The Dell

The farmer in the dell, the farmer in the dell
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the farmer in the dell

And the farmer takes a wife, the farmer takes a wife
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the farmer takes a wife

And the wife takes the child, the wife takes the child
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the wife takes the child

And the child takes the nurse, the child takes the nurse
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the child takes the nurse

And the nurse takes the dog, the nurse takes the dog
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the nurse takes the dog

And the dog takes the cat, the dog takes the cat
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the dog takes the cat

And the cat takes the mouse, the cat takes the mouse
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the cat takes the mouse

And the mouse takes the cheese, the mouse takes the cheese
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the mouse takes the cheese

And the cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone
Hi-ho, the derry-o, the cheese stands alone

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