Farm week in preschool

Fun ways to explore farm life in your preschool classroom!

Throughout the week, children spent time learning all about the farm through a variety of hands-on experiences.

Shape Tractors

They explored a variety of activities including how to create the form of a tractor out of shapes.

Sensory Exploration

For sensory, the children were invited to drive tractors in (and around) the dirt. You could also add farm animals to enhance the experience!

Farm Science

The children discovered the feel and shape of lima beans. The children then added water to their lima beans and let them sit overnight to see what would happen next.  The next day, the beans absorbed the seeds and expanded.

The children tried to predict what they thought would happen and many of them predicted the beans would get smaller. They enjoyed watching the changes that occurred over time.

Farm Inspired Art Experiences

Some of the children explored haystacks during art. The children sprinkled glue and shredded wheat on a hay bale print out.

Exploring Farm Life with Cooking

The children enjoyed making butter from whipping cream. They poured whipping cream in a jar and shook it throughout the morning. After the butter was formed, they poured off the extra milk. Then the butter was refrigerated and later the children put a little of their home made butter on crackers to taste. Children often love to try new foods when they have made it themselves, so be sure to give cooking experiences like this a try in your classroom!

By |2018-12-27T17:08:30+00:00May 6th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. Vanessa May 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Great ideas!

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