Monday, November 14, 2011

Farm Theme Tot Trays

We started our farm theme last week but had a really short week so we didn't get to everything we had planned. We will finish up this week. Just wanted to share the trays that we used. I must say that thanks to Pinterest I was able to find a lot of my inspiration on the Joyfully Weary blog.

I found these little farm animals at a garage sale for .75 this summer. We had the cups from the counting bears. Silas will color sort and do the easy pattern cards, Asa will do some of the more difficult patterning cards.
Silas LOVES puzzles. I got out some of the farm animals from our word puzzles that we have.
Farm animal/Not a farm animal sort. This is using our Melissa and Doug magnets.
How many spots on the cow? This is a printout from the wonderful 2 Teaching Mommies blog. I think they even had the idea of using the black pom poms for spots. Really cute!
I made this Vegetable Garden activity last year and it was a favorite of Annabelle and Asa's. I made it using clip-art in Word. I numbered the vegetables to add another element. Not only do you put the veggies in the right row, but you put them in the right numerical order too.
Stamping pages. I made these using clip-art in Word as well. They were simple to make and Asa will really enjoy them.
Shape patterns. These print outs can be found at Pre-Kinders.
This is my favorite tray (and Silas has been enjoying it too). We used the vocabulary/matching cards from 1+1+1=1 Tot School printables Gg pack. We are matching our Fisher Price farm people to the correct cards. Silas has been liking the 3-D type matching more then the pocket chart matching lately.
We are/will be learning about animals and their by-products. It has been interesting and fun to see the reactions they have to knowing what items come from what farm product. This print out is from the Joyfully Weary link posted above.

Also from the 1+1+1=1 link above are these letter Gg print outs. Silas LOVES to dot.
That's it for the trays. We'll be doing a fun craft or two to go along with it this week. Happy blogging!


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  1. Thanks for sharing all those links I love the prekinder patterns, and Lucia my little one is this week working with the same farm printables doing the same activity. Love all your activities.

  2. Oh my goodness what FUN week... these are some great ideas! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU... .I'm planning a little farm unit soon too and what cute ideas with the little people farm animals and the not on the farm/ on the farm so cute!

    Christina visiting from

  3. Great set of trays, Jess! Love the by-products printable, thanks for the link.

  4. Great ideas for a farm theme! I love the black pom poms on the cow for the "How Many Spots?" activity. My kids and the kids I taught always preferred the 3-D matching activities, too. Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  5. These are SO great! We have a lot of the same puzzles and toys so I can't wait to create something similar for my daughter! Thanks for the ideas! :)

  6. Love it! I was looking for a few FARM activities for my Asa to do today! How fun that I found your blog! :)

  7. I featured your farm posts and How Many Spots? photo in my Montessori-Inspired Farm Unit at