A few years ago we offered weekly summer camps at our school. The pace of the day was quite relaxed and the teacher experimented with a few more traditional preschool themes. One week they focused on farms. If you teach in a traditional preschool classroom or just want to add some fun little farm activities to your shelves, you might enjoy these ideas!
Set up a little farm. Children can arrange and play as they desire. You can even sneak in some grammar farm lessons with this! I love using materials like this to play simple “function of word” games. (For example, you can teach positional words with sentences like “the cow is behind the tractor” or “the lamb is in the pen” etc.)
We added grains and milk to our pouring work
Tonging and transferring mini apples
Spooning and measuring corn kernels
Tonging white and yellow pompoms into an egg carton!
Horse washing/polishing! Inspired by Discovery Days and Montessori Moments
Animal movement command cards from Lil Mop Top
Another fun movement game: Animal charades! (Source: unknown)
Farm animal nomenclature cards from The Helpful Garden
This is such a great little activity for vocabulary development! I wish I knew the source of this material.
Farm bingo! (Source: Unknown)
Sorting animal models: How Many Legs Do I Have? Printable found here.
We put some mini apples in a basket and this child combined them with the sandpaper numbers to create a counting work!
Farm number clip cards (Source: Unknown)
Roll the dice and feed each chicken a corn kernel (Source: unknown)
Roll the dice and count spots on the pig (Source: Unknown)
We found these fun initial letter clip cards somewhere! (Source: unknown)
Make a mini sensory bin and sort farm families
Pin punching bunnies and carrots (and more farm animals!)