We have come to the end of the Farm Animals activity plan from Clever Clovers. What better way to culminate all of our mooing, baaing and cock-a-doodle-dooing, than by visiting a farm! The weather was a bit more frigid than anticipated and the pig pen was dismantled, but other than that, we had a lovely time!
On alternating Fridays I blog about our final activity (starring my twin babies)
This week’s Theme: Farm Animals
Activity Description: Visit a farm, petting zoo or winter fair (where livestock is present)
This Activity’s Main Area of Development: Cognitive, Gross Motor, Language, Social, Emotional
O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 17 months + 1 week
1. We had to drive about an hour to get there so when we were in the car, I was explaining to them that we were going to a farm, where they could walk around and see ducks and cows and sheep! They were excited.
2. When we arrived, as we were walking towards the farm, I was saying, look! There is the big, red barn. (I’m not sure how much they heard because they saw a bunch of Canadian Geese and starting yelling “duck & quack, quack!”)…. LOL! If you’re not familiar with our visit to feed the “ducks” a couple of weeks ago, click here.
Here are some pictures from our visit:
So where are the videos you ask? It seems that when I thought I was recording, I was not. AND when I thought I was not recording, yup, you got it….I was. So there’s a whole lot of feet and ground footage….I am pretty disappointed because there was so much excitement that I thought I was capturing.
I think taking children to a farm or petting zoo is a pretty common thing to do and obviously provides so much opportunity for exploration and learning. But, because we have been learning about farm animals for two weeks, this outing was even more beneficial to learning. That is, because the target language was needed/used in context (in a fun and natural way), this will help solidify their understanding.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!