Farm Craft Instructions
Photocopies of farm template (picture can include a barn, pasture, chicken coop, and hay bales)
Paper cut-outs from farm animal templates (cows, chickens, pigs, horses, goats, and sheep)--1 of each per child
buckets of crayons (for coloring farm background and animals)
1) Give each toddler a copy of the farm template. Point out the various parts of a farm--explain how the animals sleep in the barn, graze and run through the pasture, and eat hay and grass. Ask the children to color their farm pictures, and provide a completed picture for reference so that the toddlers will know which colors to use (green grass, yellow hay, etc.).
2) Provide each student with copies of the six paper farm animals. Ask if the children remember the names of the animals, then allow the toddlers to start coloring. Encourage the children to use the appropriate colors for their farm animals (pink for pigs, black or brown for horses, gray or black for sheep, etc.).
3) Pass out glue sticks, and assist the toddlers in gluing the animals onto different locations of the farm background. Allow the children to decide where they would like to place their individual animals: in the barn or out on the pasture.
4) When the glue has dried, label the top of each farm picture with the child's name (ex.: "Sally's Farm", "Johnny's Farm").