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Easter farm

This theme's physical activities, games, and new song will have children hopping and waddling here and there as they explore and learn all about farm animals!

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Coloring pages, crafts, activity sheets, puppets, word flashcards, and many other printable documents that will bring the Easter farm into your daycar


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ALL THEMES See 2017-2018 schedule

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(Open thematic poster-Easter farm) Print, laminate, and display all kinds of posters.

 

Educa-decorate-Easter farm
(Open educa-decorate-Easter farm) Print, cut out, and laminate. Use the items to decorate the walls of your daycare and set the mood for the theme.

 

Garland-Easter farm
(Open models-Easter farm) Print. Let children decorate the garland. Cut it out and hang it within your daycare or near your daycare entrance.

 

Educa-theme-Easter farm
(Open educa-theme-Easter farm) Print and laminate the items that represent the theme. Use them to present the theme to your group (and parents) while decorating your daycare.

 

Stickers-Easter farm
(Open stickers-Easter farm) Print the illustrations on adhesive paper. Cut out the items and use the stickers to reward children.

 

Stickers-Easter farmSet up a special wall to help children explore and learn all about the Easter farm. (Open educa-theme-Easter farm) Print, laminate, and cut out. Use the items to decorate your wall and set the mood for the theme. Trace and cut out a large barn shape or a fence that you can add to your décor, under the banner. Invite parents to help you decorate your thematic wall by adding items that remind them of the Easter farm.

 

CIRCLE TIME

Greet children by presenting pictures of animals that can be seen at an Easter farm.

 

Poni discovers and presents-The Easter farm
(Open Poni discovers and presents-The Easter farm) Print the various cards. Laminate them and cut them out. Use your Poni puppet or another puppet children are familiar with to present the pictures to your group.

 

Collect several animals (stuffed animals, figurines, pictures) that can be seen at an Easter farm and use them to create your own Easter farm on a table set next to your daycare entrance. You may also hang farm animals from the ceiling.

 

SPECIAL TOOLPicture game-Easter farm

This special tool was created in response to a special request received. (Open group identification-Easter) Print and laminate the cards and posters. Use them to identify children's spots and belongings throughout the them or simply to decorate your daycare.

 

PICTURE GAME

(Open picture game-Easter farm) Use the pictures to decorate your daycare or to spark a conversation with your group. Print, laminate, and store the pictures in a Ziploc bag or in your thematic bin.

 

ACTIVITY SHEETS

(Open activity sheets-Easter farm) Print and follow instructions.

 

WRITING ACTIVITIES

(Open writing activities-E like Easter) Print for each child or laminate for use with a dry-erase marker.

 

Educa-nuudles-Easter farmStationery-Easter farm
(Open educa-nuudles-Easter farm) Print for each child. Have children color the sheet. Once they are done, they may use Magic Nuudles to turn the coloring pages into three dimensional works of art. Variation: If you do not have Magic Nuudles, ask children to fill the spaces designed for Magic Nuudles with bingo markers or stickers. To order Magic Nuudles

 

Stationery-Easter farm
(Open stationery-Easter farm) Print. Use the stationery to communicate with parents, in your writing corner, or to identify your thematic bins.

 

LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES

Use the cards to spark a conversation with your group or in your reading and writing area. They may also be used to identify your thematic bins. (Open word flashcards-Easter farm) (Open giant word flashcards-Easter farm) Print. goat, chick, hen, rooster, donkey, sheep, duck, pig, rabbit, fence, hay, animal feed

 

Easter farm sceneWord flashcards-Easter farm
(Open scene-Easter farm) Print, laminate, and cut out the various pieces. Children can use the items to decorate the scene.

 

Discovering the Easter farm
The educatall.com team has prepared a week's worth of activities to celebrate the Easter farm. Activities are suggested for each day. You may adapt and use them as you wish throughout the theme.

 

Monday: The rabbit

Poni discovers and presents-Rabbits
(Open Poni discovers and presents-Rabbits) Print the various cards. Laminate them and cut them out. Use your Poni puppet or another puppet children are familiar with to present the pictures to your group.

 

Soft bunnyScene-Easter farm
Give each child a piece of paper with the outline of a bunny printed on it. Have them fill the bunny shape with cotton balls. Variation: Draw a bunny outline on a large piece of cardboard or adhesive paper and have children stick cotton balls inside the lines, working as a group.

 

The rabbit's tail
(Open game-The rabbit's tail) Print and glue the rabbit on the wall, at children's eye level. Add a cotton ball to each rabbit tail. Blindfold children one at a time and invite them to stick the tail as close as possible to the right spot on the rabbit. Variation: Draw a rabbit with an empty Easter basket. Have children close their eyes and stick a cardboard Easter egg as close to the right spot as possible.

 

Bunny marathonSequential story-From the egg to the chick
Place carrots in a line on a table. Children stand in a pillowcase at the other end of the room and hop to the table to grab a carrot before returning to the starting point.

 

Bunny face
(Open craft-Bunny face) Print for each child. Have them paint their plate and cut out the the bunny eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. Once this is done, they can glue the eyes, nose, and mouth on the plate. Provide cotton balls children can use to decorate the ears. Sprinkle glitter on the cotton balls and staple the ears to the top of the plate.

 

Tuesday: The pig

Pink pig game
(Open game-Pink pig) Print, laminate and cut out the pink pig. Display it on a wall. Give each child a laminated pig's tail. Blindfolded, children take turns attempting to stick the tail as close to the correct spot as possible.

 

Three little pigsEduca-decorate-Easter farm
(Print craft-Three little pigs) With the children in your group, use the printable document to create pig, wolf, and house puppets. Simply cut out the models and stick a Popsicle stick behind each one. Use them to bring the story of the three little pigs to life.

 

Pig snout
Cut several empty toilet paper rolls in two and give each child one half. Have them paint it with pink poster paint. Use a hole-punch to make a hole on either side and thread a piece of string through each hole so children can wear their pig snout over their nose. Help children tie both strings together behind their head.

 

What type of animal is this?
Encourage children to take turns picking an animal (use tiny farm animal figurines) they can hide between their hands. The goal of the game is to use words to describe the animal they are hiding or act out typical behavior associated with the animal. The child who correctly identifies the animal can be the next one to play.

 

Wednesday: Hens and chicks

Sequential story-From the egg to the chickModels-Farm animals
(Open sequential story-From the egg to the chick) Print and laminate the illustrated stages. Invite children to place them in the correct order, from the moment the hen lays an egg to the birth of a chick.

 

My little chick
Paint the sole of each child's foot with yellow poster paint. Help them press their foot on a piece of white paper or a piece of colourful construction paper. Set the footprints aside to dry. Once they are dry, each footprint will represent a chick's body. Have children glue feathers on each of their toes. Encourage them to cut eyes and a beak out of scraps of construction paper and glue them in place. If you wish, you may also have them glue seeds on their chick to represent food.

 

The rooster
Pick a child who will play the role of the rooster. Encourage him/her to move around the daycare performing various actions. The other children must mimic his/her every move. After a while, give another child the opportunity to be the rooster. Variation: If you wish, you can invite children to pick any farm animal to imitate.

 

Cock-a-doodle-dooStickers-Ducks
Simply trace the contour of each child's hand on a piece of paper, making sure their thumb is pointing upwards to represent a rooster's head. Have them draw an eye on the outline of their thumb. To complete their rooster, children can add a beak and color its body with bright colors.

 

Thursday: The duck

Stickers-Ducks
(Open stickers-Ducks) Print the illustrations on adhesive paper and cut them out to create unique stickers.

 

Felt board-Ducks
(Open felt board-Ducks) Print. Glue four pieces of white felt on a large piece of cardboard and display it on a wall. With children's help, trace the shapes on colourful felt and cut them out. They will easily stick to your homemade felt board. Children will enjoy using the shapes to create various scenes and stories.

 

Light as a featherTransition games-Easter farm
Have children stand in a circle around a large blanket or parachute. Have them firmly hold the edge of the blanket/parachute. Empty one or several bag(s) of feathers on it and show them how they can gently shake the blanket/parachute to make the feathers bounce up and down.

 

Farm animal races
Organize races where children must imitate different farm animals from the start to the finish line. For example, you can ask them to hop like a bunny, waddle like a duck, peck like a hen, etc.

 

Friday: The sheep

Fluffy sheep
Place a Styrofoam drinking glass upside down in front of each child. Ask them to glue cotton balls all over their glass. Help them cut a circle out of white construction paper to represent their sheep's head. They can add cotton balls and wiggly eyes to it to complete their sheep.

 

Sheep craftEduc-pairs-Easter farm
(Open Models-Easter farm) Print a sheep for each child. Encourage them to glue their sheep on a piece of cardboard before liberally applying white glue all over it. They can press dry oatmeal or popped popcorn on their sheep to add texture.

 

Herding sheep
One player is a dog while all the other children are sheep. They must crawl around the daycare on all fours. The dog must try to catch the sheep one by one. When a sheep lies on his/her back, he/she is safe; the dog cannot touch them. Whenever the dog touches a sheep that is crawling around, he/she becomes a dog too. The game continues until there is only one sheep left.

 

ROUTINES AND TRANSITIONS

Game-This is my spot-Easter farm
(Open transition games-Easter farm) Print two copies of each illustration. Use adhesive paper to stick one copy of each illustration on the table. Place the second copy in a bag. Children take turns picking an illustration to determine where they must sit at the table. You may also use the illustrations to determine children's naptime spots or their place in the task train.

 

My Easter farm pathColor by number-Easter farm
(Open transition games-Easter farm) Print, laminate, and secure the illustrations on the floor of your daycare to create a path leading to the areas frequently visited by children throughout the day. The path can lead to the bathroom, the cloakroom, etc. If you prefer, use the illustrations to delimit various areas.

 

COGNITIVE ACTIVITIES
Educ-trace-Easter farm

(Open educ-trace-Easter farm) Print for each child. Children must trace the lines using a crayon of the corresponding color and then color the object at the end of each line using the same color.

 

Educ-pairs-Easter farm
(Open educ-pairs-Easter farm) Print. Children must draw a line to connect matching items or color them using the same color. For durable, eco-friendly use, laminate for use with a dry-erase marker.

 

Color by number-Easter farmPuppets-Easter farm
(Open color by number-Easter farm) Print for each child. Children must color the picture according to the color code.

 

ARTS & CRAFTS
Puppets-Easter farm

(Open puppets-Easter farm) Print and cut out. Stick a Popsicle stick behind each model to create puppets.

 

Models-Easter farm
(Open models-Easter farm) Print the models and use them for your crafts and activities throughout the theme.

 

COLORING PAGES

Coloring pages theme-Easter farm
(Open coloring pages theme-Easter farm) Print for each child.

 

SONGS & RHYMESSongs & rhymes-The Easter farm

(Open songs & rhymes-The Easter farm)

By: Patricia Morrison Sung to: The Mulberry Bush

 

The Easter farm

I am off to the Easter farm,
The Easter farm, the Easter farm
I am off to the Easter farm
To pet all the animals

This is the way the duck waddles
The duck waddles, the duck waddles
This is the way the duck waddles
Back and forth all day

This is the way the rabbit hops
The rabbit hops, the rabbit hops
This is the way the rabbit hops
He hops over to me

This is the way the pigs curl up
The pigs curl up, the pigs curl up
This is the way the pigs curl up
One on top of the other

See how the peacock fans its tail
Fans its tail, fans its tail
See how the peacock fans its tail
To impress everyone

 

Have Fun

The Educatall team

 


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