This month was a big one for our makeshift preschool.
We had our first field trip!
And since were doing our preschool unit on farms, that’s exactly where we went! What. a. blast. This farm was set up to rescue animals and teach children about food production and responsible living.
Both of the boys were in hog heaven. Sorry.
This month we read some great books in line with our theme. Here’s a couple of them.
Horse in the Pigpen by Linda Williams was a funny story about well, a horse in a pigpen and every other animal on the farm being in the wrong place. It lead to good discussion on where exactly on a farm the animals reside and why.
This Is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri was a simple and beautiful book. Great for young children, showing how hard a farmer works and his connection to the animals and land.
Fantastic Farm Machines by Cris Peterson was a great non fiction was great pictures and information on how much advancement has been made in the world of farm machinery. Loopy ate it up.
Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows by Katy S. Duffield was hands down, Loopy’s favorite. Farmer McPeepers is terribly shortsighted and can’t seem to find his milk cows (despite them being on every page.) Loopy loved pointing out the Farmers error and could not stop laughing as we read it at least 50 times.
Cock-a-Doodle Dance! by Christine Fagan-Tricarico is nonstop fun from start to finish. When the rooster “catches the jitterbug”, all the farm animals join in with every imaginable dance. Unfortunately, work on the farm comes to a grinding halt. Great book for learning about different dances as well.
Chicks & Chickens and Pigs by Gail Gibbons Really anything by this author is a great bet. They are illustrated non fiction books that I always find something new in. Just full of great information! It probably more geared toward a first grader, but I just skip around when Loopy’s attention is waning and we still glean a ton.
Looking for some crafts to go along with a preschool farm unit? What about messy pigs or sticky sheep?
Kelly H says
Great list! I would also add Millie’s Chickens to the list.