Friday, July 22, 2011

Farm Theme - The Little Calf That Couldn't Moo

This week at circle time we've been reading the book The Little Calf That Couldn't Moo by Iris Hiskey. This is a very sweet little book about a little calf who couldn't say "Moo" but said "Ma" instead. In the end, this difference becomes an advantage and helps him find his way safely home. Along with the book we've been reading Hey Diddle Diddle and The Cow

Of course, we had to do a few activities to go along with our reading.

On Monday we did the C is for Cow ABC dot to dot.

Wednesday we did another dot to dot, this time with the numbers 1 - 33.

We also got out our set of wooden blocks and the farm animals and made our own little farms.

I've long wanted to try coloring rice and finally decided to just do it. It is so easy! I just poured in a few tablespoons of alcohol, added the food coloring, mixed well, and poured it onto trays to dry. It dried quickly and the kids have loved it. I used green and black to represent the dirt and grass on a farm and then let the kids play with the farm animal sets in it.

This morning we drew pictures of farm animals.

We've had a fun week "on the farm" and are planning to continue the farm theme with another story and more fun activities next week.

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  1. I love when learning is made fun.

    Also thankyou for taking the time to comment on my daughter's room post.

    Hope to see you again.

  2. Rose,

    I finally found out who you are. I noticed a long time ago there was a beautiful rose as one of my followers, but didn't think to click it to see who you were. So, now I know. Thanks for following me.

    This book about the calf sounds really cute, I will definitely look into it. I also like the rice in the buckets. It's such a cute idea!

  3. I am a new follower from the Bee Friendly Friday Hop. I hope you can stop by my blog, Saving Your Green
    and follow me back. I have a preschooler so I will be back to your blog for more ideas!

  4. The farm sensory bin and farm block are my favorite.

    Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. This counts as an entry in the Summer Reading Challenge.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, love the rice coloring idea! And afterwards you can use it to make some farm pictures!

  6. what a great week! Love all the farm activities. I ahve yet to try coloring rice - been chicken but I may just have to go for it since you said it was easy! :)

    Thanks for linking up your weekly fun at the Sunday Showcase!

    Hope to see you this week for more sharing -