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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Weekly Theme Box- FARM

FARM
Our weekly planned curriculum



IN THE BOX
These items are what I call "fun items" that are meant to be used as props, activity helpers, free play/sensory activities or crafts helpers. They are mostly from the dollar store or dollar sections at Target, Michael's, or Joann's. Some items we already own, others I bought specifically for this theme. All "fun items" will be kept with school stuff to be used in other themes, lessons or as props etc.

1. Large Die Cuts
2. Sponge Capsules
3. Farm fabric
4. Toddler Farm puzzle
5. Animal crackers
6. Plastic farm animals
7.Tractor activity book



PRINT OUTS AND COLORING PAGES

1. Coloring Pages
2. Clip Art For Crafts



Gallon CRAFT Baggies
Each baggie contains a prepped craft & all/most of the elements needed to complete it. I let Zorro Choose the craft by showing him a hand drawn photo of the craft and explaining what we do (paint, cut, glue, etc..). We don't plan on getting to all of the crafts. The left over crafts are preped and ready for any other time we wish to use them.


1. Paper bag horse -animals
2. Finger Painting Cow


THE FOLLOWING CRAFTivities WILL BE POSTED ALL WEEK AND LINKED
WITH PHOTOS & TUTORIALS

3. Cotton Sheep (1 Lg Die Cut, glue, googly eye, stretched cotton balls)
4. Farm animals sponge painting (paper & animal capsules, paint, glue)
5.
Farm in a box (Shoe box, foam blocks, lg sticks, clip art, scissors, glue, hay- laminate)
6. Scarecrow (Lg sticks, card stock, yarn, shredded paper or hay, googly eyes, glue, buttons)


ACTIVITIES

1. Blow Milk Bubbles
2.
Farm Match Game
or The Home Teacher's Animal Memory Game
3. "Shear Sheep" using sheep craft
4. Make butter
5. Tractor activity book
6.
Toddler Farm puzzle


WEEKLY REGULARS

Scripture Repeating: Psalm 50:9-10 (New International Version)

"I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills."

Starfall.com: LETTER F
Sensory Tub: Shredded paper bag (hay) & farm
Library: Find 5 or 6 books at local library relating to theme
Book Picnic
"Cookie Cutter Lunch": pasta "hay" Horses
Field Trip: Centennial Farm
Field Trip: Zoomars



Squeeze in if time provides/additional activities:
Themed snacks
Music (this should be weekly but I'm not quite there yet) ABC song with our instruments and other fun songs.

Hi Ho Cherry O Game



FOR MORE FARM THEMED LINKS CHECK OUT THESE LABELS:
THEME/SCHOOL BOX- Our planned curriculum for the week
CRAFTivities -A photo walk through of our week
BOOK TREE- Our picks from the local library
FIELD TRIP- Theme related outings in Orange County, CA
COOKIE CUTTER LUNCH- Themed lunch using cookie cutters




10 JUICY LOVE NOTES:

mommytoalot said...

Awesome!!
We are having a farm theme party for Joey on Thursday.
great ideas there.

pucktricks said...

love your farm theme! Great activities.

Keri said...

i seriously want to come to your house for the week- that farm kit looks like SO SO much fun! and your little boy looks so happy!! you know, i may spend more time than i should making little videos, but you spend the time on prepping for your kiddo and I LOVE IT!!!

Mighty M said...

Just popping in from SITS. Your blog is really cute!!

Kris said...

I thought so...and it's a way to take it easy for a day too!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Ok, first of all WOW! You are so organized.

I love your ideas. GREAT blog, I will be back again.

Jennifer said...

Your blog is super cute :)

Stopped by from SITS to say HI!!! :)

parentingBYdummies said...

Found you on SITS! Very early this morning, weren't we:) Just wanted to say that I love your blog header. So. Cute!

teachingyoungchildren said...

As always - you rock! I bookmarked this post for a possible farm theme next year (after Anna is 3). I have another very basic question though - what exactly are large die cuts and sponge capsules?

Alicia said...

Could you explain the blanket project? I see all the theme fabrics, and can't seem to find the reasoning. I thought it was just a quilt, but the fabric seems like an awfully large piece for a square on a quilt.

Love the blog!

 
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