Farm Animals: A classic Preschool lesson topic!
For this lesson we read
Fluffy Chick Leap Frog Lift-a-Flap (love that book!)
At circle time, I pulled out a big bucket of toy animals and we organized them into two piles:
Farm animals (cows, sheep, goats) and not farm animals (jungle frogs, parrots, elephants, etc)
To cover art and math, we assembled this goat project:
To do this goat project yourself, you can use
the following printables (click on the images to enlarge and print)
(recognize this goat face from anywhere?)
-I originally made the body and legs from scratch:
We cut out the goat's heads and colored them.
To cover a math activity, I threw all the legs into a big pile and asked the kids to pull out one of each number. Then I had the kids put the legs in numerical order and paste them to their goats!
We also practiced writing our names on the goat bodies.
After our goat activity, I took the kids on an imaginary tour around a farm outside. I had strategically placed a few fresh oranges in the backyard and as we pet the pretend goats and sheep, we also "picked" fresh oranges and brought them back inside for a snack ;)
Art: Coloring and Gluing
Math: Shapes and Numbering
Organizational Skills: Categorizing farm animals
Fine Motor skills: Cutting and gluing
Outdoor/Gross-motor skills: Walking around outside, visiting an imaginary farm.
Language Development: Reading Fluffy Chick and practicing writing our names
Science: Learning how to make fresh orange juice by pressing oranges on a juicer