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This month’s preschool theme was agriculture or as I told Z: farm.

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The first week we focused on chickens, we learned about eggs, fed chickens and even had hard boiled eggs for snack time.

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Next we peeled and cored apples the boys had picked, and made apple crisps.

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We played with bread dough and made individual loafs of bread for snack time. MVIMG_20191009_104447955

 

We learned about cows and dairy products; making homemade butter and learning what it is like to milk a cow.

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While we colored some farm coloring sheets, we read farm books and also decorated some woolly sheep.

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Some other activities included pretending white balloons are sheep and herding them back into a large cardboard pen. Later these same balloons were turned into eggs and the boys pretended to be chickens.

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On our non-preschool days, Z and I played with counting cows, an apple number sorting puzzle, did coloring pages and a farm themed sticker activity book. Z loved his corn and hay sensory bins with plastic farm animals and often put corn or the animals in his blue tractor.

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We read many farm and fall harvest books too. His favorites were about apples and pumpkins and a day at the pumpkin patch hunting for shapes.

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For our field trip we went to a cider mill and family farm. We started with  treats in their store and bakery including fresh pressed cider and some apple cider donuts.

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After a sugar rush, the boys played with a tricycles and took some silly photos.

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Then we fed the animals: chickens, peacocks, ducks, bunnies, and turkeys.

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We then let them loose in the play area which includes a maze and sandbox. Z’s favorite was the wheelbarrow. After this, we took a brief tour of the pumpkin patch. Most pumpkins weighed more than Z!

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Then we had a picnic lunch together and Z fell asleep on the way home.

Have you ever worked or lived on a farm? Or do you have any memories of visiting a farm as a child?

 

 

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