The Cow Says MOOOOOO!

The goat says, “Give me all your treats if you want to make it out of here alive.”

Right? Is it just me, or are petting zoo animals crazy-loco-insane?!?!

More on that later. First, crafts and stuffs!

Farm Animals

A Turtle! I real live Turtle!

A Turtle! I real live Turtle!

We had three weeks devoted to the theme of animals split up into the different habitats. We had a Jungle Animal Week, a Forest Animal Week and a Farm Animal Week. I  will be back to share our events and shenanigans from the other two, but first–Farm Animals.

Froggy loves to be read to and Turtle is slowly coming around to the idea as well, so I’m trying to make reading books and thinking about story a more integral part or our day. I’ve been finding books and then shaping the crafts or activities around them. For Farm week we read a lot of books about cows, ducks, horses and growing food. A few of our favorites were:

Six Silly Sheep which is a cute take on both the “Five Little Monkeys” countdown premise and the counting of sheep to fall asleep legend. It is silly and fun and lots to look at and imagine.

Then we decided to make our own sheep.

First I traced his foot on a recyled cereal box and he cut them out.

First I traced his foot on a recycled cereal box and he cut them out.

Crazy coincidence, you can make exactly 6 feet sized sheep from a used box of Kix cereal.

Crazy coincidence, you can make exactly 6 feet sized sheep from a used box of Kix cereal.

Half of the sheep we used cotton balls to make. The other half we used marshmallows. Turtle sadly discovered he loves to eat marshmallows so wants to use them a lot. I'm not the biggest fan of him eating our supplies, so I'm trying to limit our usage. We shall see.

Half of the sheep we used cotton balls to make. The other half we used marshmallows. Turtle sadly discovered he loves to eat marshmallows so wants to use them a lot. I’m not the biggest fan of him eating our supplies, so I’m trying to limit our usage. We shall see.

We also read the classic but lesser known Margaret Wise Brown work, Big Red Barn and made our own red barn that I have sadly just realized I took no pictures of. I will try and remedy and edit this post. But if I forget, we used large popsicle sticks that we painted red and white.

Just for fun we read  Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s awesome Barnyard Collection, Giggle, Giggle Quack and Dooby Dooby Moo.

And because they’re not ready to be read Charlotte’s Web, we watched it instead.

The week was ended by a trip to a local farm/petting zoo.

They climbed on hay and got super muddy.

They climbed on hay and got super muddy.

They got terrorized by goats, sheep and ducks. Seriously, they jumped on me like dogs and head butted the cup of treats out of Turtle's hand. Froggy was smart and chose to feed them from the other side of the gate.

They got terrorized by goats, sheep and ducks. Seriously, they jumped on me like dogs and head butted the cup of treats out of Turtle’s hand. The ducks stalked us all around the farm. Froggy was smart and chose to feed the goats from the other side of the gate.

They rode ponies. So fun! Froggy rode one too, but I had to walk with him so couldn't take any pictures. It was super cute though. Take my word for it.

They rode ponies. So fun! Froggy rode one too, but I had to walk with him so couldn’t take any pictures. It was super cute though. Take my word for it.

 

 

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