Fun on the Farm
The Bundle Break Lesson Plan.
BUNDLIST NOTE: For children in this age group make sure to slow the pace. They need longer to process and think. If they need help lead them with questions to promote thinking. If child seems ready for the activity, shift to it and while they perform the activity weave in the prior content.
In this care learning experience, your child will uncover what happens on a farm every day, learn about farming terminology and the importance of dairy, eggs and wool, solve a barnyard animal mix-up, and learn fun facts about cows, pigs, and sheep.
The materials needed:
3 Paper plates or 4-inch or more cut out cardboard circles
10-20 cotton balls or white tissue paper
Paper and markers
Glue or glue stick or tape
Optional: construction paper
Have you ever been to a farm before? (PAUSE, wait for response) What do you think farmers do on the farm? (PAUSE, wait for response). Well, farmers and their farms are an especially important part of our lives. They work hard on their farms to make sure we all have the food and supplies we need every day. So what foods do you eat that come from the dairy farm? (PAUSE, wait for response. Add in if they miss: milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, sour cream, buttermilk…). Well what foods do you think come from chicken farmers? (PAUSE, wait for response. Help if child doesn’t know and tell child eggs). Yup, that’s right eggs like the ones we eat scrambled or in an omelet for breakfast. Why do you think these foods from the dairy and chicken farm are important? (PAUSE, wait for response). Interesting. So, what do you know about the food plate that helps us guide what types of foods should be in our diets? (PAUSE, wait for response. SHARE SCREEN to the image in this link and explain the food plate to the child, and the types of foods from each food group suggested for each meal by the USDA to maintain a healthy life style. WALK through the USDA food plate and their proportions slowly, pausing if they ask a question). So, you can see that we need our dairy and chicken farmers to provide us with the food we love. So, let’s learn more about the dairy farmer and do a craft.