Preschool Farm Theme Fun
Last year I was driving to work. Boy #3 was sitting in the captain’s chair behind me in the van, as we approached a stoplight we saw a dead deer on the side of the road. Stopped at the light, Boy #3 states with delight, “Look! Mom, those birds are trying to help fix up the deer.” The next day when we passed the stoplight where the deer lay the day before, the deer was gone. Boy #3 with excitement in his voice exclaimed, “Mom, the birds fixed the deer!”
Unwary you are a preschooler, life is so simple and positive. This is why I LOVE teaching preschool-aged children–the joy in their heart, the innocence, the love they radiate, and the true fun they have daily. I want to take the time to share the fun I have in the classroom with others, so together we can bring back childhood. Cherish childhood unplugged.
I love to play! Look at all the fun we had this week, learning through play. This week’s theme was the Farm.
Homemade Butter In A Jar. Plastic jar with a lid, heavy whipping cream and a marble. Pour the heavy cream in a jar, place a marble in the jar to help agitate cream, secure jar with a lid, and shake the jar until the cream thickens. Drain excess liquid and enjoy!
You have to do a lot of shaking to make the cream into butter!
Milking a cow. Latex/Plastic gloves, rubber band, water, and a thumb tack to poke a small hole. Fill the glove with water, twist the glove at the top and secure with a rubber band. Poke a small hole into one or multiple fingers of the glove. Have the children “milk” away!
Muddy Pigs. Brown paint and sand. Pig Template. Pour brown paint onto a paper plate. Have one child add spoonfuls of sand and another child stir the paint/sand mixture. Once the paint gets slight clumpy have the children stop adding sand. The children use their hands to cover the pigs in mud!
The pigs were getting nice and cool in this mud bath!
Shearing a sheep. Shaving cream, large popsicle stick and balloon. The biggest mess, but the easiest clean up! Blow up a balloon, apply shaving cream to the outside of the balloon and have children “shear the sheep” with a large popsicle stick.
A log, paint, glue, paint brushes, scrub brush, and lots of various art supplies. This process art activity was a winner among all my children last year and this year! Set out various art supplies and let your children create whatever they want as a class.
The Log Masterpiece