Friday, September 23, 2016

Toddler Playschool: D is for Down on the Farm Lesson Plan {free printable}

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Well, we're on week 3 of our Toddler Playschool adventure. We're doing Farm themed activities for toddlers, and I'm sooo excited!  Farm units were always one of my favorites when I was teaching preschool.  They offer so many different topics for a variety of interest in regards to various animals, lots of machinery, and food.  I also think it's a wonderful opportunity for children to learn where their food comes from!
 
 
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.

Books
Down on the Farm by Merrily Kutner
The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
Chuck's Truck by Peggy Perry Anderson
Click! Clack! Moo! by Doreen Cronin
Simpson's Sheep Won't Go to Sleep by Bruce Arant
 
Songs and Fingerplays
Old MacDonald Music Basket
Gather small plastic or stuffed animals into a basket. As you sing "Old MacDonald", the children can take turns picking which animal comes next in the song.

The Wheels on Chuck's Truck
(The Wheels on the Bus tune)
The wheels on Chuck's truck go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on Chuck's truck go round and round
All the way to town

The doors on Chuck's truck go open and shut
Open and shut, open and shut
The doors on Chuck's truck go open and shut
All the way to town

The animals on Chuck's truck go bump, bump, bump
Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump, bump
The animals on Chuck's truck go bump, bump, bump
All the way to town

The engine on Chuck's truck go break, clank, break
Break, clank, break, break, clank, break
The engine on Chuck's truck go break, clank, break
All the way to town
--Traditonal, Adapted by Andie Jaye

5 Little Ducks
Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only four little ducks came back.


(repeat, counting down, until none of the little ducks came back)

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack." (very strongly)
And all of the five little ducks came back.

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.


Literacy
D Page for Alphabet Book
Create a page for the alphabet book. Each page is blank except for the week's letter. Children can be provided with an open-ended activity to decorate the page of their book.  Or you can use the suggested activities to set up an activity to create the page. Once done, pages can be laminated and bound with spiral binding or rings. You can find a template for this book here.
 
Click the link below to download 

 If you missed any of the other lesson plans in this series, you can find them here:
 
I'd love for you to join us on our adventure! If you share on social media, use the hashtag #toddlerplayschool so I can see all of your wonderful activities!
 



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