For this week’s theme for the Virtual Book Club for Kids, we are heading to the farm and looking at Harvest as one of our fall themes. It’s one of our favourite themes to explore throughout the year and there is always something different to explore. Our featured book is by Alice Schertle and is The Little Blue Truck a favourite book and series we feature. So here we go your activity plan for Farm Week featuring Little Blue Truck.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
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In the Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle the friendly little truck makes his way around the muddy farm meeting some of the animals on the farm as he goes.
Unfortunately, the mud proves too much for him and he ends up getting stuck.
But, it’s not a problem as those friends he made are there to help him out as all good friends do.
We love this book for the message of friends, the truck noises and animal noises which our kids loved to follow along and copy.
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Farm Activities for Preschoolers Featuring The Little Blue Truck
Each week, here on the Virtual Book Club for Kids we try and find 5 simple and easy to do activities that focus on playing, learning and creating.
We set them out under the headings and you can pick and choose however many you want to do.
Some of our members follow our suggested structure to the week (see the image below) whereas others host a Book Club Play Date which works really well too.
In the comments let us know how you structure your Virtual Book Club for Kids as we would love to know!
Sensory Farm Themed Activity for Preschoolers
After the truck getting so muddy in the story our sensory play activity for this week is Washing Farm Animals.
You can always use a rice sensory bin as well for the week check out the idea we suggested for our Little Red Hen Theme Last Year (link at the bottom)
Farm Themed Language Activity
Storytelling is such an important part of the process of learning to read and write. That this week instead of a true alphabet or letter activity we have a set of Farm Story Stones to make.
Use these story stones to retell the Little Blue Truck and make up your own story.
Sorting Farm Animals Inspired by the Little Blue Truck for Math
For the math activity this week we are sorting animals.
Grab your toys animals and then get sorting.
Farm Themed Edible Science
This week’s recipe/cooking activity combines science and food. We’re making butter.
This is such a fun science experiment that you can then use. Why not check out the Bread Recipe we shared last year on our Little Red Hen Farm Week that is ideal for kids to make.
Farm Animal Craft for Preschoolers
Our art and craft this week is to make a paper plate cow.
Paper plates are great to use as a craft material with kids and this cow is fun to make and then play with. Why not cut the eyes out and turn it into a mask instead.
More Farm Themed Activities for Preschoolers
If you are looking for even more ideas then check out our Farm Week Pinterest Board for more ideas. We have included lots of fun activities that you and your preschooler will love to do.
Just click on the Follow On Pinterest and it will take you straight to the board.
More Farm Themed Books for Preschoolers
We like to provide 3 other suggestions of books that we recommend for preschoolers each week with our activity plans. These can be switched for the featured book or read as well.
Next Week on the Virtual Book Club for Kids
Our theme for next week is Spiders and our featured book The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
More Farm Themed Activity Plans for Preschoolers
Check out our Little Red Hen Farm Week Activity Plan from Last year – you will find an alternative Sensory Bin for this week as well as a recipe for bread that will go great with the making of the butter.
At Harvest Scarecrows can be found on the farms – our Scarecrow Week is fun not scary week of activities that would work well on the farm.
If your preschoolers like the farm animals we have a week of Farm Animal Fun inspired by Sheep in a Jeep.
Pumpkins are ripe at the moment and if you missed it last week we had a fun pumpkin week which would be great to do alongside the Farm theme too!