This past week our theme was Farming, so is the next, so I divided up the discussions: this week we talked about animal farms and animals that live on a farm, the next week we will talk about other types of farms and farm products.
We talked about the difference between wild animals and farm animals, what sounds farm animals make, what one calls baby animals, eg. Baby duck = duckling.
Our craft project for this week was to make a Farm in a box. For this we used an empty beer box, or cut cereal box. This was done is steps: each day another step.
1- Paint the box.
2. Collage the box. We used saw dust, torn blue paper, cut green paper and sand.
3. Animals on toilet paper rolls. These were coloured, and decorated: the sheep with cotton wool, the pig with ink prints, the bull with black sand and the chicken with crushed egg shells.
4- Toilet paper roll tree.
5- Toilet paper roll tractor.
Some sensory activities included playing with whole kernels, and saw dust.
We learned the number 6, how to write it, how to count to six, adding and subtracting, all while using an half a dozen egg carton. We also had an egg experiment, one that is still in process(more on this next week).
Some dough activities was making a farm, making animal hoof prints in the dough and making food that one will feed the animals.
And of course our farm box called for dramatizing the song Old McDonald, and they had fun playing with their box as a small world too!
On Friday we were suppose to be visiting a nearby farm and have a picnic there, but is was a bit too cold, so we had a picnic at school and watched a movie instead! We will be visiting the farm soon when the weather change. Come on Spring!
More on fun farm learning next week!