Before your visit:
- Read a book about farm animals with your student.
- Talk about the different names for animals and their offspring.
- During a meal, talk about the different foods on the table that may have come from a farm.
- Teach your student what sounds each animal makes and have them practice.
During your visit:
- Touch the fur or skin of the different animals on the farm. Ask your student the following questions:
- What type of animal is this?
- What noise does this animal make?
- What does each animal feel like?
- Which animals feel the same? Which animals feel different?
- Did any animal surprise you? Why?
- Have your child count how many of each type of animal there is on the farm.
- Review key vocabulary words to build emerging reading skills. Examples include:
- Chicken coop
After your visit:
- Have your student create a map of the farm with the different animals and landmarks that you saw.
- Work with your student to create a flip book with pictures of the different farm animals and their offspring.