Farm week in preschool

The children in this class spent the week exploring all about the farm. They explored a variety of activities including how to create the form of a tractor out of shapes.

For sensory, the children drove tractors in (and around) the dirt.

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.

Some of the children explored haystacks. The children sprinkled glue and shredded wheat on the print out.

For science, the children made 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.

By |2010-05-06T08:00:27+00:00May 6th, 2010|

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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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