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Provide the children with
tweezers, one bowl of corn kernels and one empty bowl. Ask the children to
transfer the corn from one bowl to another with the tweezers.
(Developmental Bonus: Hand-eye coordination)
Number the sections of an egg
carton with a marking pen. Choose the numbers 1 through 12, or any other
numbers you wish to teach. If teaching very young children, use only a few
numbers and repeat them two or three times. Pretend a Ping Pong ball is an
egg. Ask the child to toss the egg into any section of the egg carton, and
have the child call out the number of the section in which the egg lands.
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Have the children
pretend to roll in the mud. Spread out a large blanket to represent a
pigpen. Encourage kids to lie down and roll across.
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Play the rooster crows. Remind the
kids that the rooster wakes up all the farm animals each morning.
Encourage everyone to pretend to be a sleeping farm animal. When you crow,
everyone should get up and move like the animal they are role playing.
When you crow again, everyone should go back to sleep.
A verbal guessing game:
Using small plastic farm animals, one child holds an animal under the
table and gives descriptive clues about that animal while other children
try to guess which animal he is holding.
Bandanna Bag Toss
Make bean bags out of bandanna material - fill with popcorn instead of
beans, not overly full. The children can stand behind a line of the floor
and toss the bags into a rope circle on the floor
Drive The Pig To Market
Use a large ball for the pig, and a sturdy ruler or stick to push the
"pig" forward. Ask the children to take turns pushing the ball
along with the stick, driving the pig to market. Once they have mastered
the basics, see if the children can manage to maneuver the pig along a
designated path or through a simple obstacle course.