October 26, 2010

All About Farms

After our recent field trip to a farm,
it was the perfect time to start a preschool farm unit study.
The first day I dressed our son in his "Daddy's Little Helper" shirt.
Then, we spent the next several weeks of our preschool lesson time
delving into farms.  He loved learning all about farms.

Now that our unit study is over,
I thought I would compile all the resources in one post.

Below I have listed our resources and projects
for those of you considering a unit on farms.
Links are included wherever possible.

The Pumpkin Patch Parable, by Liz Curtis Higgs

Farmyard Counting Book, published by Brimax
Sticker Activity Fun: On the Farm - Counting Crops and Number Practice

The Year at Maple Hill Farm, by Alice and Martin Provensen
See How They Grow: Lamb, by Gordon Clayton
From Seed to Pumpkin, by Wendy Pfeffer

The Ox Cart Man, by Donald Hall
pictures from a past trip to Mount Vernon

Cultural Studies
Happy Days with Danny and Sarah on the Farm
pictures of horses and buggies

Art Appreciation
The Year with Grandma Moses, by W. Nikola-Lisa
colored free folk art farm life prints
The Quilting Bee, by Gail Gibbons
created quilt patterns using pattern blocks
looked at quilts in our home

The Little Red Hen, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

"The Cow" by Robert Louis Stevenson

Previous posts about how to do these two crafts ~

Fun Stories
Do Like a Duck Does! by Judy Hindley
Floss, by Kim Lewis

Fun Activities
Farm Animal Finger Puppets from Mount Vernon
Farm Set by Melissa & Doug
Farm Scene Puzzle by Ravensburger Puzzle

This post has been shared at the Preschool Corner link up of Homeschool Creations
and Read.Explore.Learn. at JDaniel4's Mom


  1. We love all things farm related...we will need to check out some of those books that we haven't already read!

  2. Looks like a fun week. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My son would LOVE this!! Looks like a great week! I'm stopping by from the Homeschool Creations link up!

  4. Looks like he had a great time at the farm. Thank you for that list of books, I am bookmarking them now.

  5. John Deere is very big at my house too.

    Please stop by and link this post to Read.Explore.Learn.

  6. Great resources and ideas. I'm sure this was greatly loved!


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