Monday, October 25, 2010

Pre-school activity: Farm Animals with Goat Printable

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-I originally made the body and legs from scratch: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 ;)

Lesson Targets
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


7 comments:

What I Did Today said...

Oooo! I should totally do this! Ash loves counting right now and my parents have real goats. So cute!

the sleepy time gal said...

oh i love it! i want to sit in on your preschool. the kids must have a blast!

Jackie said...

What a good idea!

Love the new blog layout. Good work ladies!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Oh,CK -- this is just so precious. Look at the one little hand coloring, and her OTHER little hand holding the paper! Look at her little wrist, so cute! Oh, I miss my son being this small!! Thanks for sharing.
Best
Gloria

Donna Perugini said...

Carrie,
Once you get all your lessons done over time, make it an e-book. I'm sure there are many moms who would love to have a book full of these types of lessons.

Liz said...

I LOVE that you have preschool activities, too!

Papgena Made It said...

thank you for the idea! My daughter is in preschool but when she arrives home she wants more activities! So, this would come on handy!!

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