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HS Farm Animals

Updated: Feb 4, 2021

Interest Area Changes to Environment

Farm animals Cotton Wool Vegetables Fruits Baskets Plastic Eggs Empty Egg Carton Barn Tractor Overalls Boots Flannel Shirt Gloves Plastic Gardening Tools Watering Can Empty Seed Packets Farm Animal Stamps Farm Animal Stencils Farm and Farm Animals Homemade Book Blocks made to look like hay bales Cash Register Animal Masks Hay Dirt Wagon Clothespins Cowboy hat Farm animal tracks Empty milk carton Make farm animal puppets

Turn Dramatic Play into a Farm


Teaching Concepts for Large Group

1.  What animals live on a farm?  Where do you find a farm? Do you see farms on the way to school? 2.  Discuss again what animals live on a farm – What are the names of the baby animals that live on a farm? 3.  What do the farm animals on the farm eat? Who takes care of the animals? 4.  What do the different farm animals produce for us? ​5.  What does a farmer have to do?

Teaching Concepts for Small Group

1.  Sort animals into different categories. 2.  Match farm animals to baby farm animals. 3.  Cut out cow shapes. Explain to your child that cows like to eat grass. Go outside and have your child pick some blades of grass. Have them glue the cows, and the blades of grass onto a piece of blue paper. 4. Cow Spots - Supply each child with a piece of white paper and black non-toxic stamp pads. Show the child how to make fingerprints on the paper, using only one finger at a time.  Work on counting with this activity. 5.  Science Experiment:  Gather duck feathers and show your children how the feathers repel water by putting them on the table and squirting a small amount of water on them. Chart predictions. 6. Make different farm animal sounds and make into a bingo game. 7. Roll a die and the number the child lands on is how many cotton balls to place on the sheep. 8.  Roll a die and the number the child lands on is how many animals to put in the barn, or in the fence.  9. Graph favorite farm animal. 10. Put dirt in as an extra sensory. Wash the animals clean in the water tub. 11.  How many legs does this animal have? 12.  Make a chicken coop. 13.  Paint with hay.


Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1.  Little Boy Blue Little boy blue, Come blow your horn, The sheep’s in the meadow The cow’s in the corn But where is the boy, Who looks after the sheep? He’s under a haystack, Fast asleep. 2.  The Farmer and the Dell The Farmer and the Dell, The Farmer and the Dell, Hi ho the merry-o, The Farmer and the Dell, The Farmer takes a wife, The Farmer takes a wife, Hi ho the merry-o, The Farmer takes a wife, Repeat above with: The wife takes a child The child takes a nurse The nurse takes a dog The dog takes a cat The cat takes a mouse The mouse takes the cheese The cheese stands alone Extension- Have the children stand in a circle. Choose a child to be the farmer. The farmer stands in the middle of the circle and when you sing The farmer takes a wife, the child picks someone to stand in the circle, and the second child picks another, until you get to the cheese stands alone. The child chosen as the cheese remains in the circle, the other children return to their places to form the circle and you start over again. You may want to choose the children to stand in the middle, instead of having the children choose, so everyone gets a turn. 3.  Mary had a Little Lamb Mary had a little lamb, Little lamb, Little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, Its fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went Mary went Mary went And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go. It followed her to school one day, School one day, School one day, It followed her to school one day, Which was against the rule. It made the children laugh and play laugh and play laugh and play It made the children laugh and play To see a lamb at school. 4.  Had a Little Chickie Tune to “Turkey in the Straw” Had a little chickie And she wouldn’t lay an egg; So I poured hot water Up and down her leg, Oh, that little chickie cried And that little chickie begged; Then that silly little chickie laid A hard-boiled egg! 5.  Hey Diddle Diddle Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon, The little dog laughed to see such sport, And the dish ran away with the spoon. 6.  Farm Song By chicky, sung to Mary Had a Little Lamb I went to the farm one day, Farm one day, Farm one day I went to the Farm one day And I saw a (fill in the blank.) 7.  Bingo There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap)-I-N-G-O! (Clap)-I-N-G-O! (Clap)-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap)-N-G-O! (Clap, clap)-N-G-O! (Clap, clap)-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap, clap)-G-O! (Clap, clap, clap)-G-O! (Clap, clap, clap)-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O! (Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O! (Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) And Bingo was his name-o! 8.  Little Bo Peep Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep And can’t tell where to find them Leave them alone, And they’ll come home Wagging their tails behind them 9.  Pigs Song (tune of “Where is Thumbkin?”) Pigs are Pink, Pigs are Pink, Yes they are, Yes they are, Pigs are Pink, Pigs are Pink, Yes they are, Yes they are.

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1.  This Little Pig Went to Market This Little Pig went to market This little pig stayed home This little pig had roast beef This little pig had none. And this little pig went wah wah wah all the way home 2.  One Little Horse (tune to Five Little Ducks) One little horse went out to play, in the barnyard filled with hay. He thought it was so much fun, he called to his friends, who came on the run. Two little cows went out to play, in the barnyard filled with hay. They thought it was so much fun, they called more friends, who came on the run. Continue with this counting rhyme, adding more and more animals, such as 3 pigs, 4 ducks and five chicks. You can have your children act this out in person, or with toy animals or flannel board cutouts.

















Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1.  Hot Potato 2.  Farm animal relay race 3.  Farmer May I? Played just like “Mother May I?”  The child asks if he/she may: take so may step forward. i.e. “Mother may I Please take three baby steps forward?” the answer would be either, “Yes you may,” or “No, you may not.” The children win when they reach you. Encourage the use of descriptive words, such as little, big, huge, tiny, and giant. 4.  Farmer Says Play just like “Simon Says” except the teacher says “Farmer Says.” 5.  Gallop, run, trot like a horse.

























CLASS Concepts

During mealtime start a conversation about dairy farms…”where do you think this milk came from? A dairy farmer is a farmer who raises cows. The dairy farmer gets the milk from the cows and then sends it to be pasteurized. That’s when the milk is heated to kill the bacteria or germs. If we get milk from cows, where do you think we get chocolate milk?” Always give the children time to answer and then repeat what they said back to them modeling correct grammar and extending on what they say. Sort animals according to skin coverings (feathers, fur, and scales)


Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning

Homemade music

Use old coffee cans, make sure there are no rough edges. Remove paper around can and allow child/children to decorate it any way they desire. Tape/glue lid in place and use this as drum. Create different rhythms, beats, or try to repeat sounds played from their favorite songs.

Take plastic two plastic spoons, dried rice, beans, sand or beads. With a spoon place dried material in a spoon place second spoon on top and tape together, children can color the spoons to their desire. Create different rhythms, beats, or try to repeat sounds played from their favorite songs. Use these instruments while playing.

7.  Bingo There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap)-I-N-G-O! (Clap)-I-N-G-O! (Clap)-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap)-N-G-O! (Clap, clap)-N-G-O! (Clap, clap)-N-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap, clap)-G-O! (Clap, clap, clap)-G-O! (Clap, clap, clap)-G-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O! (Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O! (Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O! And Bingo was his name-o! There was a farmer had a dog, And Bingo was his name-o. (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) And Bingo was his name-o!


2.  The Farmer and the Dell The Farmer and the Dell, The Farmer and the Dell, Hi ho the merry-o, The Farmer and the Dell, The Farmer takes a wife, The Farmer takes a wife, Hi ho the merry-o, The Farmer takes a wife, Repeat above with: The wife takes a child The child takes a nurse The nurse takes a dog The dog takes a cat The cat takes a mouse The mouse takes the cheese The cheese stands alone


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