Let's get down on the farm with some farm activities for kindergarten! To begin our week, we sing and explore with farm songs, including The Farmer in the Dell and Old MacDonald Had a Farm. As we view the songs on youtube, we make lists of farm animals, and we also discuss the elements that are a part of a farm's setting. We create a barn craft, and we write and draw about a farm animal inside.
Some of our favorite titles for exploring farms include Pete the Cat Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type, Otis, and cock-a-doodle-hoo!
Mrs. Wishy-Washy and Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm are among our favorite farm picture books, too! We use little cutouts to retell Mrs. Wishy-Washy, and the kids have a ball when they realize it is a circle story that just keeps going on and on!!
I spy more of our favorite farm titles in the pile of farm books for kindergarten above, including There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow! Sing along with the book for the first read aloud. Then read it again, and have the kids act it out with you! Afterwards, have some fun exploring shapes with our kindergarten math activity! To begin, create the cow craft, and project it on the board. As a class, trace and count the shapes you find. Record on the counting worksheet. Thens students create their own farm arts and crafts! This activity gets them talking about the shapes they identify!
Create one of the farm animal crafts as a class, or have groups of students create a variety of farm animals for an extension activity!
I'm fortunate enough to work with an amazing team of kindergarten teachers who go above and beyond to make our students' learning experiences count! One of my teammates has a farm with over 150 chickens. She brought a couple of her chicken friends to school so our littles could have a hands-on experience with a real-life farm animal! Before I told the class, though, we took some guesses about who our special guest from the farm could be! Five-year-olds have THE best ideas!! I get excited about tossing in extra lessons on the fly! Nothing cute, nothing fancy, but so much learning! In this quick activity, students were exposed to opinions, voting, counting, numerals, tallies, and the concepts of more and less! Wahoo!
Tada! Five friends were thrilled to find out they guessed correctly! Say hello to Mrs. Verhoff's chicken, along with our kindergarten team!
We couldn't possibly have a chicken come to school and not make a craft to go with it, right?! We grabbed some wiggle eyes and coffee filters to create some sweet little chicken pets!
We discussed animals' roles on a farm, too. Some of the looks on the kids' faces were of complete shock when they realized where those hamburgers and nuggets come from!
Enjoy your kindergarten farm study! Explore our store for a whole lot of farm arts and crafts for across the curriculum!
Hi, and welcome to Krazy for Kindyland, Kindergarten Arts and Crafts! I'm a mom of three and a primary teacher since 2006. We are on a mission to reach all little learners, providing them with engaging, hands-on learning opportunities to practice spatial awareness skills while learning across the curriculum. Here on the blog, we share differentiated lesson ideas that allow for teacher choice while incorporating crafting and writing into math activities, letter learning, science lessons, social studies topics, character education, and reading comprehension. Our crafts include consistent layouts and are easy for students to understand and follow directions. They are low prep, saving the precious time you need with your students! Fun fact: our customers often note that our products are GREAT for subs! They focus directly on learning content and are easy arts and crafts for kindergarten!
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