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DOWN ON THE FARM continued...
COUNTING GAME RHYME
One little horse went out to play, in the barnyard filled with hay.
He thought it was so much fun, he called to some friends who came on the run.

Two little cows went out to play, in the barnyard filled with hay.
They thought it was so much fun, they called to some friends who came on the run.

Continue with this counting rhyme, add more and more animals, such as; 3-pigs, 4-ducks, and 5-chicks. You can have children act this out in person, with toy animals or flannelboard cutouts.

COOKING ACTIVITIES
A farm unit is a great time to add some real cooking projects to your curriculum.

  • Make applesauce, let your children help you, wash, peel, dice, cook and blend the soft apples.
  • Make cornbread.
  • Make apple tarts or small berry pies.
  • Biscuits and jam are a great favorite of most preschoolers. Use ready made biscuit mix or be adventurous and start from scratch. Your kids will love it and they are easy to make.
  • Read Little Red Hen and make bread.
     
WHAT DOES THE CAT SAY?
What does the cat say? Meow, meow, meow.
What does the dog say? Bow-wow, bow-wow.
What does the donkey say? Hee-haw, hee-haw.
What does the birdie say? Caw-caw-caw.
What does the cow say? Moo, moo, moo.
What does the rooster say? Cock-a-doodle-do!
Adapted Traditional
SONG & MOVEMENT ACTIVITY
Let your children take turns calling out the name of a vegetable that grows on a farm. Then have them pretend they are pulling wagons and filling them up.

VEGETABLE PATCH
Sung to: "The Paw Paw Patch"

Pick some corn
And put it in the wagon.
Pick some corn
And put it in the wagon.
Pick some corn
And put it in the wagon.
Way down yonder
At the vegetable patch.
                         Jean Warren