For our Farm theme, we have a different day for each animal. On “Cow day”, we milk a cardboard cow with latex glove utters that contain white paint mixed with water. It is very fun! Then we use heavy whipping cream and make butter (by shaking it in a glass jar). I wanted to pass on this song that one of my colleagues uses.
Go cream go!
Come butter come!
Shake, shake, shake,
Butter we will make!
Then we eat buttered crackers and/or little pieces of bread for snack!
Make a farm using graham crackers, green food coloring, vanilla frosting, and animal crackers. First put green food coloring into vanilla frosting and use this as the grass. You can use this to glue the graham crackers together as your fence. Make a layer of graham crackers on the bottom and cover as grass. Then make the fence. Then have the children put the animal crackers in the fence! They love this!
We have a county farm breakfast with eggs, bacon and toast. We talk about things that we get from the farm and we also read a book about the farm.
This a great hit with my pre-school children. Melt a bag of butterscotch chips and a bag of chocolate chips, then put a can of Chinese noodles into this mixture. Stir until noodles are well coated. Take tablespoons of the covered noodles and place on wax paper. If you need to press the covered noodles to form a good texture. These look like small haystacks. This goes wonderful when you are discussing how some farm animal eat hay.
I haven’t yet done this with my daycare, but it was quite an adventure with my son. We visited a petting zoo and happened to find a chicken who had laid an egg. The farmer gave us the egg to take home. We went home and my son and I made eggs for lunch. The connections were very exciting for him. With my daycare, I’ve had each child feel the insides of the egg just before putting it into whatever we were baking.
Pigs in a Blanket:
Crescent Rolls Cocktail Wieners
Each can of crescent roll will make 16 “pigs”. Cut the perforated dough in half. There are 8 per can and cut in half will make 16. Roll wieners into the dough and bake 12 to 14 minutes in a 350 degrees oven. Delicious!!!