Farm animals is always an engaging topic for primary students. To begin a farm animals unit, consider a field trip to a farm, invite a sheep into the classroom, or have students dress like a farmer for a day!
There are many different ways you can introduce your students to a unit on farm animals! Get students excited about the unit with one of these three ideas:
Visit to a Farm
Plan a visit to a farm in your area. Let students help you with the planning. Talk about what you will see, what questions the students have about the farm, what things they want to learn, etc. After the visit, have students come back to the school and write a book about their visit to the farm.
Invite a Sheep Into the Classroom
Contact a local farmer and have him bring a sheep to school. Students can learn about sheep and see and feel the wool that sheep provide. Brainstorm a list of questions that the students would like to learn about the sheep. Students can create a fact book about sheep and continue to add information throughout the unit as they learn more about sheep. CLICK on one of the images below to download a SHEEP FACT BOOK:
Farmer For a Day
Get students to dress up like a farmer for a day and plan activities that relate to what a farmer would do on the farm. Watch videos of farm life, research farm animals, use SMART board activities related to the farm, etc. Use your imagination and have fun!
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