Close Encounters: Pets and Farm Animals
Loving Our Pets
Owning a pet is a huge responsibility. They need water, food, exercise and most importantly, love. Young children get excited when talking about pets and often want one without understanding their role in the process. Incorporating these literature ideas and craft activities will help your students learn to appreciate their dogs, cats and hamsters a whole lot more!
In these lessons, students will be working on fine motor skills, reading and listening skills. Taking care of a pet also helps to develop feelings of pride, a sense of belonging, and it can lead to discussions on life changes such as birth, growing up, and even death in some cases.
Down on the Farm
Students love singing about Old MacDonald and his famous, lovable farm animals, but how else can we teach them about the types of animals that live in this setting? Through games, songs, books, and arts and crafts, your students will be E-I-E-I-Oing throughout the day!