Friday, 25 July 2014

our circle pig

I really enjoyed doing this activity with toddler girl. I was surprised by how well she managed to do it without my help.

Toddler girl sat lovely whilst I cut out the different sized circles. She talked about ‘big’ and ‘baby’ circles and began to line them up in sizes and group them together.

Once all the circles had been cut out, I explained what we were going to do. I showed her that the biggest circle was the pigs’ body, and then I asked if she could find the pigs head. I was pleasantly surprised when she gave me the next biggest circle.

I told toddler girl what each circle represented and she decided where they would go on the pigs’ body.

When I gave her a ‘body part’, she would match it to her own body part. “Pig nose… girl nose” She made me giggle when I gave her the pigs’ tail. She looked at me and then round at her bottom. She looked confused for a minute. “Pig tail… no girl tail”

After we had finished the activity Toddler girl came running over to me with a silk scarf, She held it up to me “ Girl tail” Laughing I tied it around her waist and she ran around the room wiggling her tail J

I cheated and drew around different sized circles.

Toddler girl started putting the circles into groups.

She lined them up and began to count them.

She enjoyed gluing the circles and sticking them into place.

"pig nose... girl nose"

"pig ears... girl ears"

Nearly finished

Sticking on the eyes.

Drawing the mouth :)

This craft goes well with our ‘on the farm’ theme.

Click here to find more 'on the farm' themed activities, crafts and resources.

Mummy G

Monday, 21 July 2014

On the farm craft - corn on the cob

As we are working on our ‘on the farm’ theme, I thought I would introduce toddler girl to the fact that ‘farms’ are not just about animals, and that most farmers grow crops.

We had attempted to grow sweet corn last year in our ‘backyard’ farm, but even though the leaves had grown, there was no sweet corn inside. You can find our story here.

We looked at some images of corn growing in fields. I then found an image of a corn on the cob to print out.

We used dried lentils for the corn, and shredded green tissue paper for the plant.

Toddler girl enjoyed decorating the corn, and picking up the tiny lentils was an excellent activity to promote her fine motor skills.

Mummy G

Sunday, 20 July 2014

EYFS 'on the farm' topic theme resources pack for preschool.

I have created an ‘on the farm’ themed resource pack for preschool children in the EYFS. This usually consists of children up to the age of five, but some of these activities will be suitable for older children.

These on the farm resources include worksheets, print and play games and activity planners.

There are over 100 pages in this pack, and it is for sale for only £1.00

In this preschool teaching pack you will receive:

Five little ducks counting cards.
These can be used as visual props whilst singing the nursery rhyme, or as a math activity. ‘can you find the card with three ducks etc.’

Animal names and pictures.
 These can be laminated and used in the writing area. They can also be used as a matching activity.

Fruit and vegetable cards.
These can be laminated and used in the writing area, for displays, or to play games with. You could put them in play dough and children have to ‘harvest’ the fruit and vegetables.

Nursery rhyme ducks.
 Print and cut these out. You can then add a paper clip to them. Children have to use a homemade fishing rod (with a magnet attached) to catch a duck. The children then get to sing the nursery rhyme on the duck.

Old Mc Donald had a farm book.
On each page, there is a picture for the children to colour. There are also the words to the nursery rhyme. The animal sound is written in dotted font so older children can copy on top of the word. The children can then use their book during circle time whilst singing the song.

On the farm bingo board.
There are four colourful pictures on each bingo board. I would suggest laminating the boards and cards to prevent them getting damaged.

Four on the farm print and colour bookmarks for children to decorate.

Hand writing paper.
There are five different designs to choose from.

There are two different designs to choose from. Simply print them out and children can colour them in. Cut the pieces out and let the children put them back together.

Matching cards.
Children have to match the farm animals head to its body.

Matching letters.
Children can match the upper case letter to the lower case letter. You can either use as a worksheets or cut out the ducks, and use as a matching game.

A ten paged math booklet.
This book looks at:
Big and small.
Colour by number
Matching cows spots to numeral.
I can count.
Matching colours.
Four colour recognition pages – red, yellow, blue and green.

Bowling labels.
There are 10 colourful labels that you can print out and stick onto empty bottles. Children then have to get a soft ball and knock the skittles over.

I am a …
These pages are more suitable for older preschool children. Children have to cut out the animals name and write a super sentence about that animal.

Colouring book.
A 15 paged on the farm colouring book.

Piggy bank.
This consists of four large and two small piggy bank labels to decorate a box. (a piggy bank) It also includes three pages of paper coins.

Reward chart.
A farmer print and colour reward chart. Children get to colour in a pig when displaying positive behaviour.

Reward certificate.
A star of the week reward chart to accompany the ‘on the farm’ theme.

Three filled in ‘on the farm’ weekly activity planners.
A ten paged weekly activity document to compliment the weekly activity planners.
A ten paged ‘on the farm’ themed activity ideas document.
A blank weekly activity planner to use for your own planning.

A credits page.

To purchase it from:

Paypal - click here (resource pack will be sent by email within 24 hours of payment)

Etsy - click here (instant download)

Teachers pay teachers - click here. (instant download)

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