Farm Language & Literacy Ideas
Farm Living Is for Me
One of the privileges of childhood is the ability to change career
aspirations every day--or even every hour!
Well, just for the
moment, encourage youngsters to try on farming--if only in their
In advance, make a photocopy of each child's school
photo. Then duplicate a farmer pattern
construction paper for each child. Have an adult cut out each face. Then tape a photocopied
school photo to the back of each farmer so that the child's photo
appears on the farmer's body cutout.
Give each child a large sheet of art paper
and his/her farmer pattern. Ask each child to think about
what kind of
plant or animal she would like to raise if he/she were a farmer.
child to color or paint the page to represent his/her farm.
Then have the child color and cut out their farmer
pattern and glue it to
the page. Give each child a blank sheet of paper on which to write
or dictate to describe
their farm. Staple each child's paper to their
farm scene. Display the finished projects on a bulletin board
"If I Were a Farmer...."
Invite the children to dictate stories about
meeting or riding a horse.
Write on horse shaped paper.
Farmer's Job Duties
Discuss the different jobs of farmers.
Farm Animal Discussion
Discuss the roles of each animal on the farm.
Ask children what they know about each animal.
Farm Animals Sounds
Discuss farm animals and the sounds they make. Practice the
sounds. Then play a game
with the sounds. As you or one of the
children call out the sound everyone repeats that sound.
Farm Field Trip Class Book / Language Experience
Make a FARM
field trip book or you could make it for just a language
We took a trip to the Farm (I put a picture of children and a bus)
There were many sights to see. I saw a ____________________
There were lots of sounds to hear. I heard a __________________
There were many smells to smell. I smelled ___________________.
There were many things to touch. I touched a ________________.
I just talked about purple
cows with my class today. We read the little poem:
Anyway, we then wrote our
own story about a purple cow and
then I am going to type it up and send it home for the families.
The children got to drink purple cows as a treat. Grape soda
and ice cream. Some people add milk, but I prefer the ice cream.
The Animals On the Farm
Use beanie babies, plastic animals, or laminated pictures.
each child an animal (one at a time, not all at once).
encourage the child to tell you what the animal is and make the
Then sing the song as follows:
The cow on the farm goes
moo moo moo,
moo, moo, moo, moo, moo,
The cow on the farm goes
moo, moo, moo,
All the whole day!
substituting different animals).
Talk about what cows give us, why they are important, and why God
made the animals.
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!