Animal Planet

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Old McDonald Had a Farm: There are so many different animals on a farm. Can you name some? Cow, goat, horse, pig, sheep, dog, chickens. Where do each of these animals live on the farm? What sounds do they make? Note: at any point of the day you can of course sing Old McDonald Had a Farm!

Day
5

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FARM YARD

Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:

Animal Cookies

Bake sugar Cookies cut into shapes of animals. Recipe here!

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Fill in the Story Fun

Funny fill-in: Farm Frenzy with National Geographic Kids

Shadow Drawing

Take paper, toy animals and place them at the edge of the paper to cast a shadow. Then have your child draw the animal. (Can also be used for other animals during the week).

Create a Farm at Home

Collect all your farm animals and sort them by kind, color, size! 


Listen to Barnyard Dance!

Act Out The Animal

Act out like an animal on the farm and have someone else guess what you are – without making noise. To make it easier you can make the sound of the animal. You can also try do this as shadow puppets. You can also start to draw an animal found on the farm and someone else needs to guess what it is as soon as possible.

Farm Animals Craft

Toilet paper roll farm animals, as seen here. Create as many or little as you want!


Materials needed:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Cotton balls (you gotta have sheep!)
  • Colored paper
  • Sharper (or black marker)
Tractor Painting

Take a long sheet of paper (or just a piece of paper). Make mud (or use paint) and put the tractor in the mud and then let your child roll the truck on the paper. As seen here.

Materials:

- Toy tractor (or truck)

- Mud or brown paint

Outdoor Active

Bring some farm animal toys from the house and hide them in the grass outside and have someone else find them (this can be done inside as well)

Food Ideas

Snack – apples and animal crackers

Lunch – pigs in a blanket (hotdogs in a bun or puff pastry) and corn, with fresh veggies

Snack – chicken feed (can be Chex mix or a mixture of their favorite snacks in a bowl) and any fruit around the house

Dinner – tractor wheels (take a tortilla fill it with your kids favorite sandwich filling (ideas: cream cheese and smoked salmon; mustard/ketchup/mayo and deli meat) roll it up and cut into tire like pieces)

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