Month: March 2016

Farm Animal Theme Inspiration for Kids Play: Resource

Kids love learning about Farm 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 links to images Heart Felt Play Store Collection for sale with the  Farm Animal/ Barnyard Collection

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.

 

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.

For 500 On the Farm Pins to inspire your class room or farm theme birthday parties click HERE On the Farm

See heart Felt Play store for a growing assortment of animal stickers in kid sized packages. Foam Farm stickers for kids. Order eaeraly- inventory is limited.

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 library is still awesome and so are book stores. Now we have Pinterest where No Non-cents Nanna happily pins On the Farm Theme images and activites-an awesome resource for you!

Please note: Malika Bourne, Author of this No Non-cents Nanna blog is also conveneintly the founder and owner off No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store.

 

Cuddly farm animlas stuffed and ready for stocking stuffers or birthday party favor bags

3 Barn Yard Country Critters

$ 12.00

Barnyard Country Critter Set of 3 Set of 3 small stuffed animals.  Each cuddly country critter starter set is 3 1/2″ polyester stuffed is named on the attached gift tag.  Horse Cow Pig Perfect size for small gift bag or to stuff…

Set of 3 small stuffed animals.
Each cuddly wooland critter starter set is 3 1/2″ polyester stuffed is named on the attached gift tag. One of each in this unique set.
Fox
Skunk
Raccoon
This adorable stuffed animal set is perfect size for small gift bag or to stuff in holiday Christmas stocking. https://heartfeltplaystore.nononcentsnanna.com/products/2-woodland-critters

3 Woodland Critters Stuffed Animals

$ 12.00

Set of 3 woodland stuffed animals.   Each cuddly wooland critter starter set is 3 1/2″ polyester stuffed is named on the attached gift tag. One of each in this unique set. More stuffed animal s set avaiable in Heart Felt Play…

 

Barnyard Country Critter Set of 3 Set of 3 small stuffed animals. Each cuddly country critter starter set is 3 1/2″ polyester stuffed is named on the attached gift tag. Horse Cow Pig Perfect size for small gift bag or to stuff… https://heartfeltplaystore.nononcentsnanna.com/search?q=country+critters

3 Barn Yard Country Critters

$ 12.00

Barnyard Country Critter Set of 3 Set of 3 small stuffed animals.  Each cuddly country critter starter set is 3 1/2″ polyester stuffed is named on the attached gift tag.  Horse Cow Pig Perfect size for small gift bag or to stuff…

 

Halloween Costumes for Doube Duty:

New Hooded Animal Capes for all year around pay and to cover up when Trick or Treat night is coo out side.

Pig hooded cape from Heart Felt Play Store; a cheap costume just give the kids some legging to wear under neath-also for sale Heart Felt Play Store

Lamb, Hosre, zebra, Lion, Tiger,  Giraffee… also at Heart Felt Play Store Farm Animal Collection

 

Cow hooded cape from Heart Felt Play Store; a cheap costume kids can wear legging underneath…HFPS aso see imted stock of leggings.

To enhance the value of the fun learning experinces No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Stores sells online at affordable prices at my Heart Felt Play Store. Allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. Inventory is limited to save us all money.

[This blog is  a shameless self promotion for Heart Felt Play Store by the founder and owner]

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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.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.

Click on to Read Related No Non-cents Nanna posts:

Working on Farm Theme for Kids Activities: behind the scenes sneak peak

Do Chickens Have Lips and More Silly Things Kids Can Learn About Farm Animals

* 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.

Dozens of the Best Resources for Kids Busy Bags

 

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Dozens of the Best Resources for Kids Busy Bags

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Do Chickens Have Lips and More Silly Things Kids Can Learn About Farm Animals

Raise your hand if you know whether a chicken has lips or not!

Now, that I have your attention, I will tell you why I asked that sily question.

I’m working on Farm Activities posts  and publishing fun things for dramatic play like dog and pig noses on No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store Farm Theme Collection. I’m sorry, I do not sell chicken lips.

Hen and chicks finger puppets hand crafted by No Non-cents Nanna for Heart Felt Play Store

…to share some fun ways to help kids learn ( you teach)  kids about where our food comes from before it reaches the grocery store. This post has a few silly questions about farm animals to get us started.

 

And the answer is “NO“. Chickens do NOT have lips. They are toothless,too.

As you ask your small children these questions, record their answers on paper or video just for fun to embarrass them when they are teens.

More Non-cents Questions to Ask Kids about Farm Animals:

  1. If the mommy cow’s name is Mommy Cow and the baby cow is name Baby Cow, what is the Daddy Cow’s name?
  2. If a white cow gives white milk, what color of cow gives chocolate milk?
  3. Why did the pig roll in the mud before it crossed the road?
  4. What Beauty Shop do sheep go to to get their hair fixed?
  5. If cows have calves, chicken have chicks, horses have foals, what do you call a goat’s baby.
  6. What do you call a male/ boy goat?
  7. The largest bird on the farm is a _____. The male bird is called ____?

Polyester Cow face/ muzzle bandana for sale on Heart Felt Play Store.

 

 

 

 

Why did the pig cross the road? It’s a joke! Need apig nose and pair of ears? Heart Felt Play Store https://heartfeltplaystore.nononcentsnanna.com/products/on-the-farm-pig-snout-and-ears-set

Where can you purchash pig nose and ears or a cow face bandana for on the farm/ barnyard party favors or dresss-up?

Glad you asked. Heart Felt Play Store. Click HERE for products in alphabetical order.

Click HERE to view the catalog with the first of many FARM theme related products for kids and more. http://no-non-cents-nanna.myshopify.com/collections/all?page=3

 

 

That is me, young No Non-cents Nanna holding the Francis our burro's nose.

That is me, young No Non-cents Nanna holding the Francis our burro’s nose.

Old Farm Girl Answers:

  1. Female/ mommy cattle are called COWS. Baby  male cattle  CALVES are called male calves and female calves are called female CALVES. There is NO DADDY COW! Male cattle are called BULLS, unless you give the male cattle the name “Daddy Cow”. But, it is NOT a cow.
  2. Dairy cows , mother cows,  all give white milk no matter the color of the cow. People add chocolate, coloring and flavoring to white milk to make chocolate milk.
  3. Crossing the road is irrelvant. Pigs actually are pretty smart and they like to be clean. So, why do they roll in the mud? They do not sweat like people do. Sweat cools us off. Therefore, pigs need to roll n the mud (water and dirt) too cool off.
  4. Ha-ha! Sheep have fleece called wool, not hair. The Sheep Shearers shear that fleece off in one piece. Keeps sheep cooler in summer. That wool can matt pretty bad-worse than tangles in your hair.The wool is then cleaned and combed and spun into yarn to be woven into wool cloth. (It itches some people, but it help keep people warm.)
  5. A KID. No, kidding, baby goats are called kids.The mommy goat are called a NANNY GOAT..
  6. The Male/ boy, daddy goat is called a BILLY GOAT.
  7. The male/ turkey is called TOM TURKEY.

Do you know the FACTS of LIFE?

Life cycle of the chicken stickers sheet sold on-line Heart Felt Play Store

Heart Felt Play Store has sticker for that question: Click HERE to purchase.

When kids ask about the Facts of Life they only want the basics on their age level… so chill out parents! Every living thing starts with a seed.

Start teaching the facts with stickers on the Life Cycle of the Plant;  the Life Cycle of the Butterfly; Life Cycle of the Chicken; Life cycle of the Frog.

http://nonon-centsnanna.com/facts-of-life-for-kids-with-stickers/

 

For more fun facts about FARM ANIMALS click on the links below.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8640011_fun-farm-animals-kids.html

http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Farm/

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Working on Farm Theme for Kids Activities: behind the scenes sneak peak

Farm Animal Theme Inspiration for Kids Play: Resource

 

 

 

 

No Non-cent Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store Spring Cleaning to Stocking Stuffers

 

 

 

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Working on Farm Theme for Kids Activities: behind the scenes sneak peak

I used to love preparing fun themes for pre-K learning experiences when I was an early childhood educator/ nurse in my younger years.

Working on the Farm activites for kids. Introduction to new farm theme for kids activies and grand Opening of Heart Felt Play Store Products. 4 blogs with tgreat ideas to follow coming soon.

View this short video how my grand daughter Sophie-Do-It plays with some of the farm animal theme stickers and more.

Keep in mind that we grown-up people  may encourage our children to use their imagination any way they want.

There are basically no rights nor wrongs in imaging as long as the kids are safe.

No Non-cents Nanna blog followers got  sneak peak behind the scenes fun stuff with an educational twist from the former Heart Felt Play Store Catalog. The on-line store closed to due my illness, but, my images and videos remain on the posts. Try Oriental Trading if you wish to purchase some of this fun stuff.

Visit my Pinterest board On the FARM Theme for kids for On the Farm Activities , songs and games, thanks to our fellow PINNERS.

Heart Felt Play Goal:

  1. Expose the young child to farm animals and facts about where our food comes from before the grocery store.
  2. Enrich the learning experiences with fun colors, shapes and media that encourages the use of as many of the senses as possible.
  3. Organize, by themes, affordable collections of child safe products to sell to busy parents and/ pre-K teachers (plus). I know from my experiences kids will love.
  4. The No Non-cents-Nanna blog posts often share my decades of experience on childhood development with young parents and teachers related information. I hope you find my updated posts helpful
  5. Inspire others to make good choices with creative fun when caring for children as a way to prevent child abuse.

Do Chickens Have Lips and Other Silly Farm Questions:

My next blog post with have what may sound like silly questions about farm animals that make kids LOL and think.

Hen and chicks finger puppets.

Hen and chicks finger puppets. Hand crafted and designed by Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna.

Update 12/01/2019

The above items were on Heart Felt Play Store  I photographed all my images and wrote the descriptions, too.  I had fun even tho’ I had a lot to learn and improve. Heart Felt Play Store is closed. the No Non-cents Nanna is still typo-ing her opinion and a new sequel novel.

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How Many Ways Can Your Child Use a Tongue Depressor?

Tongue depressors used to make me gag! ( In the doctor’s office.)

Then one day a brillant teacher discovered that tongue depressors can be used for fun: like scooping out school paste on paper.

And now uses for a tongue depressor can be limitless. Colorful sticks like these are in some of my sensory play kits. Want a sneak peek of the kits?

How many ways can achild use a tongue depressors- besides "stick out your rongue and say 'ahh'!?

How many ways can a child use a tongue depressors- besides “Stick out your tongue and say ‘ahh!”?

 

Please help us out with your brillaint ideas,  in the comments below,  by adding a use or 2 that tongue depressors are useful for.

I’ll start:

  1. A train track.
  2. house
  3. box
  4. triangle
  5. ___________

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No Non-cent Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store Spring Cleaning to Stocking Stuffers

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No Non-cent Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store Spring Cleaning to Stocking Stuffers

No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store has GROWn since Spring and ready announce exciting and new stocking stuffer ideas for the kids in August. Just in time to start collecting stocking stuffers and no-sugar Trick or Treats

Heart Felt Play store’s on-line catalog that includes, pets; princesses; jungle animals and tropical island treasures  kids will learn with and budget minded practical parents will love.

This page is being updated August 12

Now is the time to strating colelcting and hoarding the best stocking stuffers with an educational twist for kids. Heart Felt PlaysStore

Welcome to Heart Felt Play Store. Merchandise is selected for fun filled play to enhance early childhood learning.
Founder and owner of Heart Felt Play Store, Malika Bourne aka No Non-cents Nanna, uses her decades of experience with early childhood developement to collect products to sell for age appropriate play themes kids love at affordable prices for parents and teachers. https://heartfeltplaystore.nononcentsnanna.com/pages/frontpage

Simply click on the title(s) below that interests you to go directly to the catalog pages with each collections.

Princess Collection


Little girls love to dress-up like princess, future queens: crowns, hats, wigs, capes, jew 

The Princess Collection encourages the use of imagination with colors, textures of fabric; simplicity and bling.

 

Pet Inspired Collection


Heart Felt Play Store’s new Pet Inspired Collection will grow on us. Inspired by Amber Service-dog-in-training

Jungle Animal Collection


Girls and boys love to pretend to be animals they learn about in pre-school and early elementary school.

This collection includes headband with ears and jungle animal print socks: cheetah; zebra; panther and maybe even a few crazy dinosaurs.

Jungle Animal Collection
Girls and boys love to pretend to be animals they learn about in pre-school and early elementary school.
This collection includes headband with ears and jungle animal print socks: cheetah; zebra; panther and maybe even a few crazy dinosaurs.

Out with Old and in with New at Heart Felt Play Store:

I, No Non-cents Nanna have been working on more dramatic play; small motor manipulative; sensory play items with kid favorite themes. Some Items SOLD OUT, but now we are getting ready to help you stuff your stockings or Trick or Treat Bags with non-candy goodies.

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DIY Craft Projects for Kids


Published soon…..

Do-it-your-self craft kits are ready to go for craft time at home; at a birthday party or after school.

Most craft its are not for children under age 4.

DIY manufactured bracelets or necklaces: sewing set with large palstic needles; craft sticks; cookie cutters and more…

 

Sensory Play Sets


 

Tropical Island Collection for Kids


The Hawiian Tropical Island theme may encourage kids to learn about a different climate and geography from where they live

There are so many opportunities for sensory play bags for boys and girls with items like : sea shell; plastic or cloth fish; beads and flowers to string and more…

Little girls will love hula skirt inspired felt leaves aprons and the felt flower head garlands.

Heart Felt Play Store is updating and bring back the Lilo and Stitch and Tropical Island inspired dres-up clothes along with updated sensory play to meet the demand for Moana inspired theme for this collection.

 


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