Friday, 5 September 2014

Farm activities for toddlers

This week was really busy for us, and the birthday themed printables I was hoping to make didn't get done. Instead, I returned to a theme I knew my kiddo would love: farm activities. I printed off a stash of printables I had previously made (available for free to download at the end of this post), and we continued on with learning about farm animals. I also included a few tractor themed activities because Mr Toddler is absolutely obsessed with tractors (we also got him one for his birthday!). To go along with our theme, I planned a trip to visit my uncle-in-law's farm, but we haven't had a chance to do that yet. Here's what we did get to: 


Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Language 


Matching cards to farm animal figures

Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Practical life



Farm animal lacing


Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Reading


I printed off all of the letters of the Russian alphabet. I go through each of the letters of the alphabet and say the phonetic sound of each. It takes only a few minutes, and Mr Toddler frequently tries to repeat after me. 

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I made simple cards with images of a few different types of vehicles, and their names. I printed two copies, and cut each out. I lay out one set of cards and the Toddler matches the others. 

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Shadow matching


Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Living and Non-living Sorting


I'm incorporating the concept of living and non-living into our works like these simple sorting works.

Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Math

I started off with this homemade felt apple tree work, which I wasn't sure how to categorise. 

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A simple tractor counting printable work: 

Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

A size sorting work: 


Montessori Inspired Farm activities for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #farmactivities

Free printables



For more farm themed ideas, be sure to checkout my first farm activities for toddlers post. For more toddler activities, please be sure to visit my toddler activities page! For even more inspiration, be sure to checkout my tot school pinterest board. 

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Yuliya