Farm Life: What is on a farm? How big is a farm? Where are farms at?…
Farm Life: What is on a farm? How big is a farm? Where are farms at?
Animal Sorting: The children will sort animals through their life cycle using plastic animals.
Link with Art: Hatching a chicken. The children will see the egg hatching while creating a picture of a chick. (
Linked with Math: The children will plant different vegetables and track how long it takes to sprout, how tall they grow, and how much water they need.
Sort the Animals: For this activity give the children a bunch of toy animals with multiple of each animals. Have the children sort them out by the animal, by size, etc.
Linked with Art: Cow Creations: for this activity, give the children a print out of a cow with no spots and different shaped barns. Give the pieces of black construction paper cut into shapes (triangles, squares, circles, ovals) Have the children match the shape to the barn that the cow is going to.
Linked with Engineering: Build a barn: Have the children create their own barn using the blocks. Once they are done, have them talk about the differences in the barns (size, height, shapes used).
Linked with Math: The children will go through the program finding the animals and counting each animal.
Create a Farm: the children can add different animals to their farm and adjust them if they don't like how it looks. Once they are done, they can print their picture.
Linked with Science: When the children go on our field trip to the farm, they will be allowed to use the iPad to take pictures of the animals and their habitats. When they get back to school they can recreate the habitats through art (paint, draw, 3D art, etc.)
Linked with Technology: Build Your Own Farm: After visiting a farm, the children will use the different blocks and materials to create a farm using photos and videos that they took while on the field trip.
Save the Animals: The children will create different ways to protect the farm animals from the rain storm (change what storm is coming based on the season).
Linked with Art: Shape Tractors: Give the children different shapes cut from green and black construction paper and have them build their own tractors for their farm. You can even add glue and uncut paper for them to experiment with different 3D options.
Create Your Own Farm: For this activity, give the children large pieces of paper on an easel along with crayons, markers, paint, and pencils. Allow the children to create their own farm on paper. (do at the beginning of the week to see what they know about farms)
Linked with Math: Have the children create a barn using different shapes cut from construction paper (triangles, squares, ovals, etc.)
Linked with Technology: Using the photos they took while on their field trip and have them recreate one part from the farm out of clay. Also include portion for them to "improve" a part of the farm.