As the leaves start falling and the weather starts getting cooler, it’s the perfect time to teach your children about the changes that occur during Autumn. And what better way to do that than with a fun and educational game!
Introducing 10 Farm Cards And 10 Forest Sorting Cards – Free Fall Printable for Children. This printable is a great way to teach children about the different animals, sceneries and plants that can be found on a farm and in a forest, while also encouraging them to practice their sorting and matching skills.
Farm-themed Montessori practical life activities for preschool children in the classroom
These are a few examples of the many farm-themed practical life activities that can be included in a Montessori classroom for preschool children. By providing these opportunities for hands-on learning, the children can develop important life skills while also gaining an appreciation for the world around them.
Milking a Cow: Create a cow milking activity with a wooden or felt cow, a bucket, and a hand pump. Children can learn how to hold the teat and gently squeeze it in a rhythmic motion to make the “milk” flow into the bucket. The activity can be extended by discussing the process of milk production and making butter from the cream.
Gathering Eggs: Children can practice collecting eggs from a small wooden or felt chicken coop. They can learn how to handle the fragile eggs, place them in a basket, and carry them carefully to a designated spot. This activity can be an opportunity to discuss the importance of treating animals and their possessions with respect.
Planting Seeds: Children can use small shovels or trowels to plant seeds in a pot or plot of soil. They can learn about the different parts of a plant, what ingredients are essential for growth, and how to care for plants. This activity can be extended by charting the growth of the plant over time.
Grind Wheat: Children can use a manual wheat grinder to produce flour. They can learn about the process of turning grains into flour and the importance of using whole grains for better nutrition. The flour can be used for baking bread or making pancakes.
Making Butter: Children can put together a simple butter churn with a glass jar and some heavy cream. They can learn how to shake the jar until the cream turns into butter and the liquid separates into buttermilk. This activity can be extended by making bread to spread the homemade butter on.
Free Sorting Printables
Fall is the perfect time to teach children about the changes that occur in nature, and this printable is a fun and educational way to do just that. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, print out these cards, and get ready for a fun and educational afternoon with your child!
This activity is great for teaching children about the different environments, it can also help them practice identifying and recognizing different types of animals and plants. Plus, the game is a great way to spend quality time with your child, as you work together to sort and match the cards.
Use this resource with photographs to create hands-on fall activities for your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to present a Farm Unit and explore forest habitats in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
HEre is what’s included:
- labeled farm vocabulary cards with photographs x 10
- labeled forest vocabulary cards with photographs x 10
Age: Preschool ages 3 – 5 years
Here are some of my recommendations on the different ways you can use these cards.
You may like to utilize this resource to help students improve their concentration skills, and memory, learn new vocabulary and help them build connections with their natural environment.
The activity is simple. Print out the cards and cut them out. Then, have your child sort the cards into two groups – farm and forest. The cards feature illustrations of common animals, scenes and plants found in these settings.
After cutting cards, draw with marker or stick dot stickers to the back of each set – one color for each set. Place the label cards in a row. Explain the difference between the forest and farm environments. Invite the child to sort cards into two categories.
After the child completed the task, invite him or her to flip the cards and self-check. Each card has to be under the correct category based on the dot color.
Young children can be encouraged to match the cards when printed twice or play a memory game.
Older children might be inspired to research and create their own books about farms and forests in the fall.
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