The Farm Lesson

My name is ____________. Today is ____________, July ___, 2012. It is _____ degrees, _________, and _________. What are going to do today? ___________________. What should I wear? ____________________. Where will we be? _________________. Who will join in?_________________. When will this happen?___________________.

Day
Monday

Words
Field, Dirt, Water, Seeds, Crops, Plants, Harvest, Food, Cotton, Plow, Farmer

Number
4

Plants/Animal(s)
Apple, Broccoli, Carrot, Daikon, Eggplant, Fig, Grapes, Habanero, Jalepeno, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Nectarine, Oranges, Pumpkin, Quince, Radish, Strawberry, Tomato, Ugly Fruit, Vanilla, Watermelon, Xigua, Yellow Squash, Zucchini

Rhymes

Activity/Project
Water the plants. Dig in the garden. Plant a fall crop plant. Pick a couple of vegetables. Make vegetable prints with okra. Eat vegetables and try to imagine where they came from and how they got on our plates. Play a garden game @ http://www.nickjr.com/kids/

Tuesday

Pasture, Barn, Sty, Stall, Hen House, Pen, Hay, Feed, Pitchfork, Pond Eggs, Milk, Meat, Wool, Honey, Manure, Dairy

4

Wednesday

4

Out in the garden, under the sun. Grew lots of carrots, so I picked some. I took them inside and washed the whole bunch. Then I sat down and ate them for my lunch. Pick some corn and put it in the wagon. Pick some corn and put it in the wagon. Pick some corn and put it in the wagon. Way down yonder in the vegetable patch. Pink pig, pink pig rolling around, In the mud on the ground. Red rooster, red rooster strutting around, Pecking at Chickens, Rabbits, Pigs, seeds lying on the ground. Black cow, Sheep, Goats, Alpaca, black cow walking a round, Eating green Cows, Horses, Ducks, Geese, Llamas, Fish, Bees grass on the ground. Yellow duck, yellow duck waddling around, Eating juicy worms, crawling on the ground. Brown horse, brown horse galloping Which farm animal… lays around, Eating oats and hay lying on the eggs? Gives us milk? Do we ground. shear for wool? Get honey from? What other 'dairy items can be made from milk?

Play farm with plastic farm animal toys. Play farm animal bingo. Cut out playdough animals. Do animal worksheets. Play card game using animal cards - Hold one up and have them make the appropriate noise. Feed the chickens. Have boiled eggs, bacon, and milk for breakfast and discuss where each comes from. Continue food discussion through all of the meals for this day. Make butter. Go to Coldwater Alpaca Farm and see the animals, how they are sheared, and what is done with the wool.

Day
Thursday

Words
Quadruped, Hopping, Flying, Flapping, Swimming

Number
4

Friday

Tractor, Harvester, Wagon, Bailer, Plow, 4wheeler

4

Rhymes Can you name which farm One little horse went out to play, in the animals walk on 4 legs? barnyard filled with hay. He thought it How about which one hop? was so much fun, he called to his Fly? Flap? Swim? 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 Why is it important to have animals, such as 3 pigs, 4 ducks and five a tractor and attachments chicks. You can have your children act this out in person, or with toy animals on the farm? or flannelboard cutouts.

Animal(s)/Machines

Activity/Project
Pretend to be different animals and copy what type of movements they make. Play games @ www.myamericanfarm.org/games/. Color animal pages.

Read Farm Machines. Use mini-4wheeler as a tractor. Haul things in the wagon. Water the garden.

Items Needed for Lesson Plan Plastic Farm Animals, Worksheets, Bingo Markers, Coloring Pages, Crayons, Playdough, Garden Area or Pot for Planting, Jar, Milk, Set of Farm Animal Cards (download these for free: http://www.mrprintables.com/printable-animal-flash-cards-polaroid-style.html), free printable farm coloring pages Helpful Videos Pre-K Farm Theme Video Playlist (12)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL50AC25098D635EA9 Books An Edible Alphabet, Watterson/Sorrentino Big Red Barn, Brown/Bond Moo Moo Brown Cow, Wood, Jakki The Scarecrow's Hat, Brown, Ken This is the Farmer, Tafuri, Nancy On the Farm, Elliot/Meade Anne Larkin Hansen Books (5) - Cattle, Chickens, Goats, Pigs, Uncommon Farm Animals Machines at work on the Farm, Pluckrose, Henry

Songs Tune: “I’m A Little Teapot” I’m a little chick. Yellow and soft. I was born In a hay loft. I play all day And cheep, cheep, cheep. Then back to the barn I go to sleep! Tune: “The Farmer In The Dell” The ducks say, quack, quack. The ducks say, quack, quack. Heigh-ho, the Derry-oh, The ducks say quack, quack! The cows say, moo, moo. The cows say, moo, moo. Heigh-ho, the Derry-oh, The cows say, moo, moo! Sung to: "Down By The Station" Down on the farm, early in the morning Hear the cocky rooster, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! Everybody WAKE UP, time to start the day. See the sun a-rising, chasing dreams away. Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" Roll, roll, roll around, in the mud all day. That is what the pigs all do. What a way to play! Roll, roll, roll around, that is how they stay, Oh so very nice and cool, on a sunny day! Games SOUND DISCRIMINATION GAME Take eight plastic eggs that separate and fill them with four different sounding food products. Fill two ¼ full with sugar. Fill two ¼ full with flour. Fill two ¼ full with rice. Fill two ¼ full with kidney beans Secure the eggs together and place them in a basket. Have your children take turns picking an egg, shaking the egg, then searching through the rest of the eggs to find its “sound” mate.

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