The Little Red Hen and Farm Activity Plan for Preschoolers

Farm Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers Featuring Little Red Hen

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This week’s theme for preschoolers is one of our favourites all about Farms. It’s a theme that you can revisit throughout the year focusing on different aspects of the farm and the animals that live there. For this week we are featuring Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone. Scroll down to find our farm week plan for preschool including the fun hands-on activities we have hand-picked for you and your child to do.

Selection of hands-on activities for preschooler based around the farm theme featuring The Little Red Hen classic picture book for kids.

Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

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We have chosen The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone to feature this week on The Virtual Book Club for Kids. This is a classic version of the little red hen that nurtures the crops whilst her friends sit around, she harvests the wheat etc… with beautiful illustrations, this is one to add to your children’s bookshelf and read time and time again.



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Farm and Little Red Hen Themed Activities for Preschoolers

We have picked 5 easy activities based on this theme. Pick the one that appeals to you the most, try a few or if you are looking for more structure for your days then check out our weekly suggested schedule and plan to try all 5.

Farm Sensory Play for Preschoolers Inspired by Little Red Hen

This week we have a Farm themed sensory bin for you to put together for your little one.

I particularly like the scooping and fill the tractor silo that you can make. If you don’t have corn then switch it up for a sensory bin filler that you do have. There are lots of different options that you could use depending on what you have laying around.

Alphabet Activity for Farm Week

We’re working on letter sounds this week with this Farm Animal Letter Sound Game.

If you don’t have the jigsaw used then raid the toy box for your farm animals and use them instead.

Preschool Math Activity for Farm Week

With our Math Activity this week we are going to be working a little on number recognition, counting and also writing the numbers.

This Farmyard Sensory Writing Tray is an ideal way that your child can work on forming the numbers (or letters as you could combine this with the alphabet activity this week) without the need for worksheets.

Little Red Hen Cooking Activity for Preschoolers

Just like the Little Red Hen this week we are making bread with our preschooler.

This easy bread recipe is perfect for little ones to make and the bread tastes delicious. Make it into a loaf or create some fun shaped rolls with it.

Art Activity for Farm Week

The fields are full of tractor tracks this time of year as the harvest finishes and this Tractor Track Print Art Activity is a lot of fun for your preschoolers.

Provide some easel paper or even a roll of brown paper paints and let your children create their own giant print pictures.

Book Cover of the Little Red Hen book for Farm Animal Week

More Farm Themed Books for Preschoolers

If you wish to add a few more books to your reading this week with your child then check out our 3 other book suggestions around the Farm Theme this week.

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

Mrs Wishy Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley

Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

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More Activity Plans that Would Work with The Farm Theme

If you want to extend the week further then combine this activity plan with our suggested week plans below for Apples and Scarecrows during the Fall.

Apple Week Activity Plan for Preschoolers. Featuring the book 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins this simple plan of hands-on activities is ideal for preschoolers to read, learn, play and create with.

Fun week of scarecrow themed activities for preschoolers inspired by the book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.

Apples is a fun theme to combine with the Farm Theme early in Fall.

Another fun theme to combine with the Farm is Scarecrows.

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