The theme this week is farm friends! We will be getting to know cows, pigs, sheep and many other farm animals better.
We made the sheep in the previous post using black construction paper, white paint, packing peanuts and some tag board. Eva started out by sponge painting with white paint on the black construction paper.
Small Motor Activities
Farm Puzzles- Eva has a few wooden farm puzzles that we will be playing with this week.
Seeds and Tongs- we will be pretending that the tongs are chicken beaks and we'll use them to transfer seeds from one container to another
Five Clean Squeaky Pigs- another fun felt board poem I found at this great site
Five pigs so squeaky clean Cleanest pigs you've ever seen! Wanted to go outside and play Snort! Snort! One jumped into the mud Landed with a great big THUD! (slap thighs) Then there were four clean squeaky pigs. Oink! Oink!
Large Motor Activities
Barnyard Dance- we will be dancing like the animals in one of our favorite Sandra Boynton books
Making Butter- lots of shaking will be happening when we attempt to make our own butter using a baby food jar and some heavy cream
Muddy Pig- we'll start with a pink paper pig and use chocolate pudding to finger paint him all messy
Spotted Cow- can you guess what we will use to make spots on our cow?
Hatching Chick- we can help a little chick hatch with this craft that doubles as a toy
Footprint Horse- once we trace Eva's foot we will transform her footprint into a galloping friend
Farm Animal Sort and Count- we will be sorting animals by type and then counting how many there are of each to practice our numbers from 1-6