Down on the Farm

One of my favorite field trips that we take is to the farm in the spring.  This is typically the time of the year that we complete our Farm Unit within the classroom. Check out this cute YouTube video to use with your farm unit:

Here are some of my favorite books to read during this unit:

The big book retails for $15.59 from Amazon.com, but I bought mine at Costco for $9.99!

The big book retails for $15.59 from Amazon.com, but I bought mine at Costco for $9.99!

This book retails for $6.99 for the paperback version from Amazon.com

This book retails for $6.99 for the paperback version from Amazon.com

This book retials for $11.55 for the hardcover version from Amazon.com

This book retaills for $11.55 for the hardcover version from Amazon.com

This book retails for $11.55 for the hardback version from Amazon.com

This book retails for $11.55 for the hardback version from Amazon.com

This book retails for $3.99 for the paperback version from Amazon.com

This book retails for $3.99 for the paperback version from Amazon.com

I also creating this planning web for some of my ideas for this unit.  I hope that this helps!

On the Farm Planning Web

Here is another version of a planning web from Childcare Seminars.com:

Farm Unit Ideas

Time for Kids’ has this adorable farm printable in their worksheet section.  You match the animals to their products:  From the Farm to You printable

Kizclub.com has some great printable resources on their web sight:

Around the Farm Prepositional Word Worksheet

Animal Sounds Worksheet

Baby Animal Cards

Old MacDonald Had a Farm Story Props (black and white)

Old MacDonald Had a Farm Story Props (color)

Kidzone.com also has some great farm unit printables, here is a link to their farm page: 

Kidzone’s Farm Unit

Here is a great little emergent reader from Bee Happy Teaching.  It is written and illustrated by Kelly Buddenhagen.

Yellow Chick Emergent Reader

Hubbard’s Cupboard also has this cute farm themed emergent reader:

At the Farm emergent reader

At the Farm Teacher Version

At the Farm Pocket Chart Pictures

Here are some of the wonderful books that Marcia Goudie has shared on her Very Emergent Reader page:

On the Farm Emergent Reader

We’re Going to the Farm emergent reader

Moms and Their Babies Emergent Reader

Jessica Meachum shares an adorable little poem titled, “Farmer Happy” on her website.  Check it out–it is too cute!

Farmer Happy Poem

Farmer Happy Graphics

Belinda Mooney created this cute little game titled, “Barnyard Boggle” it is available from  Suite101.com (make sure that you just scroll down to the bottom of the page this is where the downloads are located):

Barnyard Boggle Game

Weekly Reader has the following farm themed worksheet in their reproducible section:

Farm Beginning Sound Worksheet

Baby Animal Beginning Sounds

TLS books offers the following free worksheets from their website:

Making Farm Words Worksheets

Farm Themed Ending Sound Worksheets

Farm Animal Cut and Paste

Pink Pig Brown Pig Worksheet

Counting Farm Animals

Farm Animal Match Worksheet

Color the Farm Animals Worksheet

Making Learning Fun also has a farm themed page with a TON of great printables!

Making Learning Fun’s Farm Printables

Here is a link to a free Mrs. Wishy Washy lapbook project from Homeschool Share.com:

Mrs. Wishy Washy Lapbook Project

Here is another counting worksheet from Lessonsense.com:

Farm Animal Counting

Here is a sample unit for Joy Cowley’s Mrs. Wishy Washy book from Love Two Teach:

Mrs. Wishy Washy Unit Sample

Kelly’s Kindergarten has some great Farm themed center activities on her website, just scroll down towards the bottom of the page to find them:

Kelly’s Farmed Themed Center Activities

Update 3/15/2009: We just had Open House this last week and we finished learning about the farm.  Below are some pictures of our farm bulletin board and the projects that we made:

We glued cotton balls to an enlarged clip-art picture of a lamb.

We glued cotton balls to an enlarged clip-art picture of a lamb.

These are paperplate pigs. We painted an 8-inch and 5-inch paper plate pink.  Then we added feet, ears, eyes and a snout out of construction paper.  We used  pink pipe cleaners to create their curly tails!

These are paperplate pigs. We painted an 8-inch and 5-inch paper plate pink. Then we added feet, ears, eyes and a snout out of construction paper. We used pink pipe cleaners to create their curly tails!

These are construction paper horses.  I love how each one is different!

These are construction paper horses. I love how each one is different!

This is a close-up of the pond.  There are paperplate ducks and frogs inside.  Too cute!

This is a close-up of the pond. There are paperplate ducks and frogs inside. Too cute!

Here is a picture of the farm board.  I think that it turned out really cute!

Here is a picture of the farm board. I think that it turned out really cute!

Here are some links to some other great classroom websites with the wonderful farm themes:

  1. Step by Step Childcare’s Farm Unit
  2. Down on the Teaching Farm Unit from Teaching Heart
  3. Little Giraffe’s Down on the Farm Unit
  4. Old MacDonald’s Farm from Virtual Vine
  5. Kinder Korner’s Down on the Farm Unit

6 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. My school is in a farming community. These will be great additions to our farming unit.

    Thank you so much!
    Ashley DeMazza
    Falls Village, CT

  2. This is truly what teaching is all about I love the Farm created by the children! It is awesome great ideas for younger ones Thanks for sharing!

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