Five Creative Farm Center Ideas For the Preschool Age
written by: Janelle Cox
• edited by: Wendy Finn
• updated: 9/27/2012
Here are some fun, creative farm centers for preschool kids. Preschoolers will love creating farm animals, and while they're at it they can't help learning about animals, farms, plants, and other farm-related science topics.
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Learning centers are a fun way to teach preschoolers about the different types of animals that live on the farm. In these preschool farm learning center activities, preschoolers will be making animal crafts and learning about different farm animals through matching, coloring, and other creative activities. Here is a list of several learning centers geared to teach preschoolers about the farm.
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Feathered Farm Friend
In this learning center, preschoolers will create a farm animal out of feathers. The materials that are needed in this center are feathers, glue and a feathered friend template which is located in the Bright Hub media gallery titled, Feathered Farm Friend.
Give students an option to choose the feathered friend they would like to create, a rooster or a duck. Then students will glue feathers onto the animal to create their new pal. In this creative farm center activity, preschool kids will be using their fine motor skills and learning about farm animals that have feathers on them.
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Three Little Pigs House
The three little pigs is a wonderful story that all preschoolers are familiar with. In this learning center, students will create their very own little pig’s house out of Popsicle sticks, glue and red construction paper.
To make it easy for preschoolers to create the walls of the house, have the Popsicle sticks already glued together for easy assembly of the four walls and roof. Then give students the option of gluing on the red construction paper over the Popsicle sticks to create the “brick" of the house. This would be a great learning center to have after reading the story The Three Little Pigs.
Students are to cut out the little farm animals and glue them next to the bigger farm animals that match. This learning center activity will help students recognize patterns by matching the big farm animals with the small ones.
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Cookie Cutter Farm Center
For this activity you will need farm animal cookie cutters, a rolling pin and Play-Doh. Provide a variety of colors of Play-Doh and a rolling pin so the students can roll out the Play-Doh to create farm animals using the cookie cutters. This activity will have the students using their fine motor-skills while learning about farm animals.
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Cotton Ball Sheep Learning Center
Sheep are a staple when learning about farm animals. Preschoolers will love creating a sheep out of cotton balls, glue and paper. Through this activity students will be using their fine motor skills and artistic sense. Provide students with a sheep template and have them trace it and cut it out. Next have students glue cotton balls onto their sheep to create a realistic looking farm animal. This activity is a sure way to get preschoolers excited about farm animals.
These fun, creative farm centers for preschool kids will reinforce any lesson you are teaching about farms. Learning centers are a fun way to motivate preschoolers to learn.