Age and Grade Requirements
- Age: 5-6 years old
- Grade: Kindergarten
By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:
- Identify and name common farm animals.
- Understand the roles and purposes of different farm animals.
- Develop an appreciation for the role of farms in producing food.
- Enhance creativity through arts and crafts activities.
- Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, history, and geography related to farm animals.
Schedule (5 Days)
Day 1: Introduction to Farm Animals
- Introduction to the concept of farm animals and their importance
- Identify and discuss common farm animals (e.g., cows, pigs, chickens)
- Arts and crafts: Create a “Farm Animal Collage”
Day 2: Cows and Milk Production
- Focus on cows: Discuss their role in milk production and dairy farming
- Learn about the journey from cow to milk
- Science project: Create homemade butter from cream
Day 3: Chickens and Eggs
- Focus on chickens: Discuss their role in egg production and poultry farming
- Engage in an egg-related activity: Egg decorating or egg cracking experiment
- Arts and crafts: Create a paper plate chicken with moveable wings
Day 4: Sheep and Wool
- Focus on sheep: Discuss their role in wool production and textile industry
- Explore the process of turning wool into yarn
- Reading a related storybook
Day 5: Farm-to-Table and Culmination
- Discuss how farm animals contribute to the farm-to-table process
- Geography component: Identify different types of farms around the world
- Culmination activity: Prepare and enjoy a simple farm-themed snack using dairy products or eggs
Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)
- “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown Amazon Link
- “The Little Red Hen” by Paul Galdone Amazon Link
- “Sheep in a Jeep” by Nancy E. Shaw Amazon Link
Recommended Video Links
- Farmees: “Farm Animals Song” YouTube Link
- Kids Learning Videos: “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” YouTube Link
- Peppa Pig: “Peppa Visits the Farm” YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts Activity
Create “Farm Animal Puppets”: Provide templates or materials for students to create paper puppets of different farm animals.
“Homemade Butter”: Allow students to participate in making butter from cream, demonstrating the process of separating cream from milk through shaking.
Prepare a simple farm-themed snack using dairy products or eggs, such as making yogurt parfaits or boiled eggs.
Discuss the biblical imagery of animals and farming, such as the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-9) and the concept of stewardship over animals and the land.