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Yummy Rice Cake Pig Snack

It’s Tasty Tuesday of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and to honor this fun day, we are going to be making rice cake pigs.

Snack time for preschoolers is much more than enjoying a tasty treat. It is a time for children to build independence and develop self-help skills. They pour their own milk or water (“pour with your strong hand and hold the cup with your helper hand”), pass items to their classmates, clear their place settings, clean up spills, and, in some instances, even prepare their own food!

For our pig snack, this morning, each child will served a plate containing all of the ingredients. They will use their fine motor skills to spread the cream cheese, with a plastic knife, and to assemble their pigs. So much fun!

INGREDIENTS USED:

– Rice cakes
– Strawberry cream cheese or cream cheese with food coloring
– Marshmallows
– Raisins


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Paper Plate Sheep Craft

Looking for another art idea for your farm unit? How about this adorable paper plate sheep craft? This is a straightforward activity that is sure to engage young learners. Encourage children to cut their own plates in half.


MATERIALS USED:

– Paper plate (cut in half)
– Cotton balls
– Googly eyes
– Our sheep head template
– Glue
– Scissors


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Free Farm Animal Tracing Skills Sheet

Help the animals get to their barns with this fun tracing printable. Lines inclue one straight, big hills, small hills, and one zigzag. PreK children should also be working on their pencil grips (tripod grasps) during this activity.

This sheet goes along with our Farm Animal Scissor Skills and our Farm Animal Beginning Sounds pages. Be sure to grab those, as well!

Download the Free Farm Animals Tracing Skills Sheet.

Note: Be sure to also check out our free Apple Tracing Packet. It makes for a perfect fall fine motor/pre-writing activity!


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