On this blog, I will share my ideas for an at-home preschool that I do with my children, ideas for surviving motherhood, library story time ideas, ideas for my various LDS callings, Family Home Evening ideas, and whatever other random ideas that I have. I borrow ideas from the world of great minds and will try to give credit as much as possible. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


September's theme is: On the Farm

 (By the way, this picture is of my dream home. I would love to live out in the country like this!)
What a fun theme! There are so many great ideas out there. It was difficult to make myself stop looking at all of the ideas and just pick a few to do. I want to do it all!
First, here is a book list of some wonderful books about the farm. Please comment and let me know of some of your favorite children's farm books if I missed them on my list.

Children's Books about Farming:

Open the Barn Door—Chris Santoro
Barnyard Dance—Sandra Boynton
Click, Clack Moo Cows that Type—Doreen Cronin
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald had a Farm—James Dean
Moo—Matthew Van Fleet
Cock-a-Doodle Doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo—Giles Andreae
Peek-a-Moo!—Marie Torres Cimarusti
Barnyard Banter—Denise Fleming
Old MacDonald had a Farm—Carol Jones or Mandy Foot
The Cow that Went Oink—Bernard Most
Inside a Barn in the Country—Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Little Blue Truck--Alice Schertle
The Story of Ferdinand--Munro Leaf
The Little Red Hen--Diane Muldrow or Paul Galdone
Where is the Green Sheep--Mem Fox
Pocket Piggies Colors--Richard Austin
Pop-up Peekaboo! Farm--Dawn Sirett
Farm--Elisha Cooper
The Cow Loves Cookies--Karma Wilson
Small Pig--Arnold Lobel
Big Red Barn--Margaret Wise Brown
Mrs. Wishy-Washy--Joy Cowley
Old MacDonald Had a Farm--Carol Jones or Mandy Foot
On Grandpa's Farm--Vivian Sathre
Farming--Gail Gibbons
If You Give a Pig a Pancake--Laura Numeroff
The Fourth Little Pig--
Chickens to the Rescue--John Himmelman
Charlie and the New Baby--Ree Drummond
Charlotte's Web--E.B. White
Mercy Watson--Kate DiCamillo

 Concepts to learn:

Gentlemen training:
  • Helping
  • Being clean (bathing, washing hands, brushing teeth, etc.)
  • Being clean (not littering, picking up after yourself, helping clean around the house)
  • Doing kind things for others (service)

  • Alphabet song
  • A,B,C, and D
  • Animal sounds
  • Writing: write a farm story
  • Retelling a story

  • Counting 1-10
  • Sorting

  • Basic Colors
  • Basic Shapes

Science/Social Science:
  • Time of day (day/night, morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  • Daily routines
  • Days of the week
  • Where does our food come from?

  • Old MacDonald had a Farm
  • Farm rhymes and songs

Field Trip Ideas:

Utah State Fair (Sept. 4-14)
Go to a farmer's market.
Wheeler Farm

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