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Teaching Kids About the Community Helper: The Farmer

written by: Jacqueline Chinappi • edited by: Sarah Malburg • updated: 1/17/2012

In our third article in our community helpers unit, we will teach about the role of the farmer. There is a book list and plenty of worksheets included for this lesson as well as a fun recipe for the students to create.

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    The Farmer

    1. Introduction

    Speak to children about what a farmer is and what they do. Teach the students about how the farmer takes care of the land, how we use the food they grow, what kind of animals are on the farm, etc.

    Some questions to ask children: -What does a farmer wear?

    -What kinds of animals are on a farm?

    -What sounds do these animals make?

    -What do we get from animals (milk, eggs, etc)

    -Have you ever visited a farm?

    -Have we ever seen a farm on television or in the movies?

    2. Book Selection

    Apple Farm Annie by Monica Wellington

    The Farmer in the Dell by Pam Adams

    Farmer Will by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

    Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

    This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri

    3. Coloring

    Have child color picture of the letter F and teach the child that the word farmer starts with the letter F. Coloring page can be found below. This will help with phonological awareness as well as motor skills.

    4. Cooking with Kids

    Students will have fun making the recipe below which is for scrambled eggs. As you go through the recipe have fun with math such as asking, How Many eggs?

    5. Fun with Numbers

    Have child complete number worksheet below. This section of the lesson will help students work on their mathematical skills.

    6. Song Time, Fingerplay & Dramatic Play

    Five Little Pigs (fingerplay)- below

    Baa Baa, Black sheep- below

    7. Making a Book

    Finish up the lesson by having the children look through magazines to find anything farm related. Allow them to cut and paste these pictures onto farmer pictures page below. By the end of the unit the children will have various collages of community helpers/workers that they can make into a book.

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    More Ideas

    F is for FarmerScrambled Eggs RecipeMath WorksheetFarmer SongsFarm Pictures