Feeding Farm Animals
This Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed for Mrs. Holbrook's Kindergarten Class at Lanier County Elementary School
Designed By Crystal M. White, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.



Here you can learn about different types of sheep, what they eat, and who their predators are.  Did you know that sheep have toes?  I bet you can't guess how many toes they have.  Go to KiddyHouse to find out.
Ever wonder what cows eat?  Did you know that cows love salt?  Find out more at KidsFarm.com.
We all know that a chicken is a type of bird.  Do you know what differentiates a chicken from other birds?  Click here to learn all about chickens.
        pig boy
There is so much you can learn about pigs.  There are many different types and colors of pigs.  Did you know that pigs have 44 teeth?  Every wonder why they like to roll in the mud?  Read here to find out.

Mini-Research Real-World Activity

Farm Scene
You are going to pretend that you are a farmer.  All of the farm animals are very hungry.  However, before you can feed them, you must find out what they eat.  You will also draw pictures of each animal.  If you need help remembering what the animals look like, go to KiddyHouse.

Steps For Real-World Activity
1.  You will start by feeding the sheep. Click here to find out what type of food you need to feed them.  Get a piece of paper and draw a picture of a sheep.
2.  Draw the sheep's food on your paper, next to the sheep.
3.  Now, you need to feed the cows.  Draw a picture of a cow.  You first need to learn what cows like to eat.
4.  Draw a picture of the cow's food next to  its picture.
5.  Next, you will feed the chickens.  Draw a picture of a chicken.  What will you feed it?
6.  Draw the chicken's food next to its picture.
7.  You are almost through.  The pigs are last.  Draw a pig.  I wonder what you will have to feed them.
8.  Now, draw the pigs food next to his picture.
9.  Make sure to label your farm animals on your paper.
10.  Share your pictures with the class.  Tell the name of each animal that you drew and what it eats.  Also, explain something that you learned about one of the farm animals.  Do you have a favorite?  Can you think of other types of farm animals?

Topic-Literature Activity

Spots Feathers and Curly Tails
Nancy Tafuri

Picture of Book

Barn with Horse
A. Check out  KidsFarm.com  to learn about farm animals.

B. Critical Thinking Questions

1.  Of the animals we have discussed, which one is your  
    favorite and why?
2. Can you think of anything about a specific farm animal

      that we did not discuss?




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