Preschool Home-school Community Helpers: Dairy Farmer
For the next part of our farmer's study we decided to visit a different type of farm where they don grow vegetables, but take care of animals. I googled Local Dairy Farm and found a small one only 15 minutes from our house! Miss Becky not only allowed us to visit, but she gave us a tour around their dairy farm! Just goes to show you it never hurts to ask and many people are happy to help homeschoolers!
Miss Becky's farm is a smaller farm but still uses all the technology the bigger dairy farms use. Batman had the most fun playing with the dozen kittens running all around the barn!
- How they help our city/what would happen if we didn’t have Dairy Farmers?
- What is Dairy and what food is it in?- We followed this up with several fridge hunts and talks over meals about what we were eating.
- Making C in salt on tray
- Use Corn kernels (cow's food) to make letter C for Corn and cow
- Use latex gloves with holes to "milk" water
- Gluing cottons balls on cow coloring page
- "Painting with milk"- using watered glue over tissue paper
- Color, cut, glue, and label dairy farm elements onto our Community Helpers Map
- I made several with cows that different shapes/number of black spots. The boys had to find matches of either shapes or number of spots during a memory match game
Farmers Book List
- The Old Red Tractor
- Barn Sneeze
- From Calf to Cow
- One Tractor; A Counting Book
- Several non fictions Farmer/cow books