After a field trip to a local farm, students review what they learned and create their own farm as a farmer themselves! Students read the book "Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown in a large interactive group, making the animal sounds, listening for rhyming words, and making connections to the farm we had our field trip at.
Students use pre-made materials to create a farm of their own! They have a big red bard, a silo, a hay bail or stack, a pond, a tree which they can stamp with acorns or apples, and overalls to paste on with their picture so they become the farmers!
Each day, students will add on to their farm.
When they are ready to add animals, they can add stickers and/or use play-dough and use small farm animal cookie cutters to cut out the animals they want to be on the farm.
Included in this lesson, are lesson plans for each day step by step, materials to create your own farm, and a vocabulary worksheet to use for new vocabulary and rhyming words from the story!
This is a fun activity and gives students a great idea of what animals live on a farm, and how a farmer takes care of them!
by Shari Lauck & Marcie M.
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