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On the Farm by Roger Priddy
cutouts of animals that appear in On the Farm


. Engage the children in a conversation about farms. Ask the children to
describe what farms are for, who lives on farms, and what animals are
commonly found on farms.
2. Ask the children if any of them have ever been to a farm before. Ask the
children who have been on a farm to talk about the experience.
3. Set out the animal cutouts.
4. Hand out one animal cutout to each child.
5. Read Roger Priddy's On the Farm to the children.
6. Ask the children to hold up their animals when they are mentioned in the
book, and to imitate the sounds their animals might make. For example, cows
say "moo," pigs say "oink," ducks say "quack," and so on.
7. After reading the book, talk more with the children about the animals on the
farm. Challenge the children to remember and describe to you what the animals
were doing in the book, and invite the children to act out these behaviors.
Teacher - to - Teacher Tip s
* If you live in an area where farms are readily available, consider taking the
children on a trip to a local farm.
* Have the children remember the animals on their cutouts, set the cutouts
down, and then find all the other children who had been holding similar
animal cutouts by making the sounds of their animals.
"Old Mac Donald Had a Farm" "The Farmer in the Dell"
Consider the following:
* Can the children identify their animals when the story mentions them?
* Do the children make the correct animal sounds?
Book: Learn Every Day About Animals
Center: Library/Book/ ABC Center
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Small Group

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