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Farm Animal Theme Inspiration for Kids Play: Resource List

My father, Ken Bakehouse, grew up on the family farm in Sigourney,Iowa

My father, Ken Bakehouse, grew up on the family farm in Sigourney,Iowa. He knew about farm animals first hand.

Kids love learning about Farrm animals. For those who, like myself, who love to teach the 3 to 8 years olds know that the barnyard animals provide so much fun inspiration to share. Below is a list of online resource with the Farm Animal theme.

For busy parents, grand parents, babysitters or pre-Kindergarten teachers it takes a great deal more time to gather up basic  ideas and materials to present a few minute learning experience for short attention spans. Our goal is for that information to last a life time.

My son loved books at age 2.

Read to children about animals.My son loved this bookat dogs at age 2.

In decades past, besides my own imagination or what my father taught me, my only resource for patterns and fingerplays was the public  library.  The libray is still awesome and so are book stores.

Now we all seem to own computers, but its till takes time to figure out key words to locate where to find an object that might support your theme activities.

This is where the No Non-cents Nanna’s blog and Heart Felt Play Store Collections comes to help you.

To enhance the value of the fun learning experinces I sell online at affordable prices at my Heart Felt Paly Store

Check out these farm play theme items, I sell on-line I can’t resist a self promo to offer you a one time use discount on FARM theme only items. Use this CODE at Cchck out  ” 10%OFF the Farm ” for 10% off of the collection Farm Animals Not valid with any other discount, so, choose wisely.

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Farm Animal Masks: Color Yourself
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Dress-up Dog Ears and Nose: short pointed ears
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Dress-up Dog Ears and Nose: Hound Dog Set
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Dress-up Black Cat T-shirt and foam Mask set
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On the Farm Pig Noses: set of 3
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Lady Bug DIY Bracelet Craft
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Farm Animal Visor: Duck
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Farm Animal Foam Visor: Pig
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Farm Animal Foam Visor: Horse
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Farm Animal Foam Visor: COW

 

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Farm Animal Cow Face Bandana
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Farm Animals: Horse Bandana
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Farm Animal Self Adhesive Shapes
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Farm Theme Red Barn Favor Box
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Farm Animal Pig Snout Bandana

I, No Non-cents Nanna, will continue to share from my wealth of knowledge, tips about related developmentally appropriate  ideas to inspire parents and teacers of the young  American children learn through play with connecting links to save your time.

 

Online Resources 

Songs and Poems about Farm Animals:

  1. http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems55.html
  2. http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/p/find-poem-by-topic.html
  3. http://www.tooter4kids.com/Farm%20Poetry.htm
  4. http://www.prekfun.com/themes/prekthemes/a-f/Farm/Farm__Songs.htm  My favorite resource.

 

DIY Arts and Crafts about Farm Animals:

  1. http://www.prekfun.com/themes/PREKthemes/A-F/Farm/Farm__ArtsCrafts.htm
  2. http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/farm-theme.html And much more!
  3. http://www.123child.com/lessonplans/animals/farm.php

 

Dramatic Play:

  1. http://www.prekfun.com/THEMES/PREKthemes/A-F/Farm/Farm__DramaticPlay.htm
  2. http://www.preschooleducation.com/dfarm.shtml
  3. https://www.pinterest.com/furnbelly/dramatic-play-stations/  AWESOME Images for ideas!

 

Small Motor Muscle for Farm Animal Theme:

  1. http://www.prekfun.com/THEMES/PREKthemes/A-F/Farm/Farm_FineMotor.htm
  2. https://www.pinterest.com/cassie_osborne/farm-theme-activities-for-kids/
  3. http://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/simple-farm-sensory-play.html *see note below

Science on the Farm:

  1. http://www.prekfun.com/THEMES/PREKthemes/A-F/Farm/Farm__Science.htm
  2. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/animals/makeafarm.html
  3. http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/science-activities-relating-farm-animals-preschoolers-47275.html

 

Farm Math:

  1. http://www.prekfun.com/THEMES/PREKthemes/A-F/Farm/Farm__Math.htm
  2. https://www.pinterest.com/explore/preschool-farm-theme/

 

Farm Large Motor Games:

  1. http://www.educatall.com/page/29/Farm-animals.html
  2. http://lifeovercs.com/animal-gross-motor-activity-for-preschoolers/
  3. http://www.earlychildhood.msstate.edu/resources/motoractivities/pdfs/preschool.pdf  Great generic list can be adapted to farm.

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* Notes from No Non-cents Nanna:

I get so excited about planning fine motor and sensory play activities. And, then again, I want to issue a few words of caution to you about safety.

  • Be careful with small objects around children even those under age 3. Small toys, beans and beads etc can be CHOKING HAZARDS even with kids old enough to know better under good supervision.
  • Avoid dried kidney beans around small children. Uncooked dried kidney beans are poisonous!
  • Perhaps your kids no longer have the need to explore with their mouths. You may not be concerned about choking hazards. However, some kids will stick a small object any where they can! Ears, eyes and noses can really readily get foreign object stuffed inside. For example; dried beans will swell in a nostril. Glitter thrown like Fairy Dust can end up in the eyes.
  • Personally, I adopted the policy of not using food to make art projects unless it was intended to be eaten after wards. Many of the families I worked with living with not enough money to buy decent food. I did not want to give the children the idea that it was OK to waste food. (Stringing Cheerios for necklace can still be eaten for snack is appropriate..) To send home art made with popcorn may encourage rodents or bugs to eat in the home. Please think carefully about using food for art etc.
  • Be cautious about recycling  styrofoam raw meat trays. Can you be so sure all the bacteria is gone? I doubt it.
  • Please, don’t do art art for the children so it will look like a masterpiece to the parents, so they may see the progress theri child makes. Allow children to make their own choices about where to put this or that color and so forth. Then ask questions about the big yellow circle or tiny red square they put in the lower right corner.
  • Give a few minutes warning that it will be CLEAN UP TIME. When It is CLEAN UP TIME be sure the kids know where to stash the activity properly.
  • Please be sure the thank the website owners of the links  I shared above.
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