This is a fun group activity for preschoolers and kindergartners using the familiar Old MacDonald had a Farm song. During rug time, have each student wear an animal crown, and as a class everyone sings “Old MacDonald had a Farm”. When its time to sing “...and on his farm he had a...” pull out an animal stick to decide which animal will be called (the suspense is so exciting for young children!). The students that are wearing that animal crown will act like that animal and sing out their sound. I let the chosen animal students circle around the large group as they play their part.
Continue on until all the animals have been called.
Laminate for durability and after this activity; store a few in the dramatic play center for extra play during your Farm thematic week.
The crowns are appropriate for young learners (toddlers, preschool and kindergarten). I’ve also included simple cutting lines if you choose to let them cut their own out.
What you get:
- Cow, Pig, Horse, Chicken, Duck, Sheep crowns
- Photos of each to display when a particular animal is picked
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