Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had a cow E-I-E-I-O With a moo-moo here And a moo-moo there...
Children love everything to do with farms, animals; food; vehicles and plants are only a few of the things you can find on a farm. This My Busy Bots activity will help your child discover the many exciting things that live, grow and work on a farm. These wooden farmyard shapes can be used for sorting or grouping like items, language development, imaginary play and much more.
A few ideas of activities:
Names of farm animals and the sounds they make?
What food do these animals eat?
Where do the animals live?
What jobs can they do around the farm?
What do these animals give us to eat or use in our everyday lives?
Group together all the food, animals, homes and tools for the farm.
Count the farm animals, etc.
What colour is the chick, etc.
30 Wooden farmyard shapes
Optional extra - 1 brightly coloured A5 storage bag *
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; open thumb web space; whole hand grasp; hand strength; grasp and release; dexterity; bilateral hand coordination; sensory exploration; spatial relationships.