If you have enjoyed the farm-animal-theme-activities for toddlers, here are some ideas for preschoolers (2.5 to 5 year olds).
To help preschooler’s math’s skills and those little muscles you can engage them in the following activities
Offer a large variety of pulses for the children to sort by type, colour and form. This is an excellent activity for developing fine motor skills and recognition of colours and shapes.
Farm Animal counting activity
Print several farm animals on card stocks and put them in a box. Ask your child specific questions like “Take out 5 pigs” or “How many dogs are there”. Let them take out specific items as per the question.
Try to discover with your child the journey of milk or eggs from farm to the dining table. Also enjoy the following science based activities with your aspiring scientist.
Create a Barn
Create a barn with your kids. Use cardboard or playdough. Tell them about different farm animals.
Grow some corn
Get dried corn on the cob from a store. Then pluck all of the kernels off of the cob. Next put the cob into a clear container and wait about one to two weeks. New corn sprouts should begin to form. You can plant this and grow corn.
Farm theme is a great way to teach alphabets. You can teach farm theme words with alphabets. Make coloring sheets and worksheets. The options are unlimited. Make them yourself or download from the internet.
Read good books to your child. Some suggestions are:
Barnyard Banter Board Book by Denise Fleming
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
The Milk Makers (Reading Rainbow Books) by Gail Gibbons
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm
Try these activities and don’t miss to share with your friends!
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