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Preschool Farm Theme Week 2

Preschool on the Farm theme

We continued with our Preschool Farm Theme, though what I had hoped to do in one week ended up getting done in 2, as Filip came down with a nasty cold half way through! Poor little person: he’s still not completely over it as I write this post 🙁

We started our Farm theme with a completely new concept: non-standard measurement using unifix cubes. We have used our cubes previously to make patterns, so they were not something entirely new.

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

He LOVED it! We took turns guessing how many cubes we thought each picture would measure. Here is a picture of him assembling a “ruler cube”.

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

We then ordered them from shortest to tallest.

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

We did the build-a-word activity again, this time using the 4-letter cards. He also matched our farm animals to the cards.

Preschool on the Farm theme build-a-word

Filip really enjoyed this activity. He was actually sounding out each letter as he put it down and I started wondering whether he’s ready to begin reading CVC words…?

Preschool on the Farm theme build-a-word

Next, we did a count and graph activity. I laminated the pages, intending to use them with whiteboard markers. However, when we pulled the lids off to use the markers, we discovered that the tips had all been pushed in. Lesson learnt: never leave Filip unsupervised with the whiteboard markers as he pushes the tips in :/Preschool on the Farm theme count and graph

So he used the dot-paints instead.

Preschool on the Farm theme count and graph

They turned out OK, though I do NOT recommend it to anyone!! Especially if your child tends to touch paint before it dries!

Preschool on the Farm theme count and graph

 We started our first worksheet with this word counting page. The aim is to reinforce 1 to 1 correspondence.

Preschool on the Farm theme worksheet

We then did a measurement activity – same concept as with the unifix cubes previously, only this time we had our “cube ruler” already built. We coloured the cubes to make them look nice 🙂

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

 He measured and counted…

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

… and recorded his answers using dot-paints to show how many cubes tall each picture was. We did this because he can’t write numbers, just yet!

Preschool on the Farm theme unifix cubes measurement

We used dot paints again… can you tell that they are a favourite in our house??

Preschool on the Farm theme count and graph

…This time for the count and graph worksheet.

Preschool on the Farm theme count and graph

One day, Filip was playing with our “magic” kinetic sand like this….

Preschool on the Farm theme magic sand

 … Which gave me an idea for this…

Preschool on the Farm theme Animal Prints Kinetic Sand

Animal prints!! We lined up the animals on one side and took them for a walk/trot across the sand.

Preschool on the Farm theme Animal Prints

We talked about how each animal has a unique print. One thing we could have done, but didn’t, was try to match each animal to the correct print.

Preschool on the Farm theme Animal Prints

We also made these little cuties… Excuse my “amazing” pen work 😛 We had heaps of fun painting them, though!

Preschool on the Farm theme TP Animals

Ok. They didn’t turn out as as Filip and I had intended… Our aim was to imitate these cute animals from Crafts by Amanda … I think we came pretty close 🙂

Preschool on the Farm theme TP Animals

We used the little critters to help us when choosing an animal for Old MacDonald’s farm. “And on that farm he had a….”

Preschool on the Farm theme TP Animals

We also used our farm animal matching cards (available for free on my FB page) to match the “mum and kids”, as Filip puts it 🙂

 Preschool on the Farm theme adult-baby match

 Preschool on the Farm theme adult-baby match

We also matched our “real” farm animals!

Preschool on the Farm theme adult-baby match

Then we used our 3-part cards…

Preschool on the Farm theme 3-part cards

Filip continues to try and read words when he sees them on cards. I will definitely be adding some CVC reading activities to our Preschool Letter of the Week when we get back into it!

Preschool on the Farm theme 3-part cards

We finished with these really fun and cute play dough mats from Busy Little Bugs.

Preschool on the Farm theme Farm play dough mats

Preschool on the Farm theme Farm play dough mats

And there you have it: Preschool Farm Theme completed!

The unit below is available as a Fan Freebie on my Facebook page. Head on over, hit the like button and you’ll be given access! Click on the pic below and it will take you to my page :)

Free On the Farm Vocabulary and 3 part cards

The Farm units I used in this post are available in my TpT and Teacher’s Notebook stores.

I’m usually on TpT, so here are the links if you’d like to view and/or purchase the products:

MEGA Math & Literacy Worksheets & Activities – Down on the Farm unit

Math Centers – Farm {Pre-k & Kindergarten}

Literacy Centers – Farm {Pre-k & Kindergarten}

7 Responses to “Preschool Farm Theme Week 2”

  1. Karin says:

    Absolutely awesome way to finish the unit, pity about his cold though, I hope he feels better and is bouncing around again soon! It sure does sound like he’s nearly ready for cvc words, can’t wait to see what you do for them too! I hope everything has been going well and you’re all enjoying the holidays! Thank you keeping all of us up to date on what you’re doing, it’s great to find out all the different ideas!

    • Lavinia Pop says:

      Thanks for your comments, Karin 🙂 I really do think FIlip is ready to begin CVC word work… Kids are full of surprises and I think it’s important to follow their lead! Let me know what Ollie thinks of the sand!!

  2. Karin says:

    One more thing, how awesome is the magic sand?! Got some last weekend and I can’t wait to get a container to put it all in! Absolutely can’t wait to see Ollie’s reaction to it 🙂

  3. caroline says:

    Hi,
    I love the farm theme posters on the wall in the background – may I ask where you got them from?

  4. charis says:

    Hi , i have just liked your facebook page but noticed this post was from last year. Is it still possible to get this as a ‘fan freebie’?

    Many Thanks

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