This past week we talked a bit more about Farming, just like last week, but focusing more on the products that come from different farms.
As a class project, the kids looked for fruit and vegetable pictures in magazines, and had to decide where it grows on the farm: in trees, on plants above the ground or under the ground. This activity was great for classification skills too.
I printed out these cute farmer pictures, courtesy of All Kids Network and had the children colour and then collage it with fabric and saw dust. We still need to add the photo for the face.
This corn(or mielie as we called it here) was made with a DIY bubble wrap stamper:
Then we had fun with this make-shift cow, and you can just imagine the conversations that it sparked, lol! We painted with the “udder”, mixing red and yellow for the next craft.
We got a new batch of dough(the green one was still fine, but we used it to make apples and now it is drying out for us to use as counters), and had fun making shapes on the playdough mats, “planting” seed(popcorn pips) and “building” with blocks and dough.
The saw dust were played with again and we also experimented with mixing flour and oil, making cloud dough: the softest “dough” ever! It is moldable too and a great sensory material. We made “milkshakes” with it together with cups and straws. (Fitting in with the next activity)
We talked about dairy farms, and what milk products we make from dairy.
Kelly from Kelly’s Classroom designed these lovely printables for us, and the kids had a blast making their own milkshake and having an activity afterwards (I forgot to take a photo of the last activity, will update when I get a chance).
Our fantasy corner was still a restaurant, but they ordered milkshakes(cotton wool balls), and the milk comes from the cow(the latex glove filled with water).
Other activities we did included our egg and vinegar experiment(the egg turns rubbery) and gross motor fun we had inside the class(cause it was too cold to play outside on Friday) with a gross motor station.
We were planning to plant seed on Friday too, but because of the cold weather we are postponing it to next week, which is the start of Spring here by us(hopefully) and then we will have a planting day!