F is for Farm Sensory Play

These weeks seem to be flying by and have been made even more enjoyable by the  #ABC123Challenge we have chosen to undertake. To read more about the challenge do pop over to Karen's blog to read all about it. Today we are featuring our take on the letter F brought to you by the princesses of collage and of course me their mummy. We have chosen to do sensory play based on a farm. 


F is for Farm Sensory Play

Old MacDonald Farm Book


Since turning three my eldest has really shone when it comes to rhyme time. Not only does she help set up by putting out the chairs for herself and her fellow peers but I've caught her on more than one occasion singing along with us adults and one of the songs that they love to incorporate is several rounds of Old MacDonald. This version was bought for my eldest on her birthday. Although it says it's aimed for those aged 2 it is a lovely book that both my daughters love to look through.  

F is for Farm Sensory Play

Sensory Farm Fun

To accompany this book I thought we would have a little sensory fun. Having tried out a polar scene before that didn't last long I wasn't sure how it would go down but this time both girls showed interest in placing the animals in the container and feeling the textures of the animals.

F is for Farm Sensory Play


Lets Talk About It

We talked about the farm and what our experience of it had been like. I asked eldest what she thought she might be able to see, hear, smell and taste on a farm. She was fantastic at coming up with responses with carrots being listed as one of the top things to experience on a farm. No doubt fueled by her desire to watch Peter Rabbit and Friends one of many of her favourites.


F is for Farm Sensory Play

We even decided to create a little fence using some lolly sticks we'd picked up a while ago. We added some Easter craft supplies i.e. chicks and sheep as well as some figures we had to hand. The shredded paper also was very inexpensive and the girls enjoyed running it through their fingers.

Extending Play Time

This sensory play could also lead to a game of hide and seek the animals, counting how many animals there are and matching the sounds of animals to the correct animal.

You could also use a variety of other farm animals and use cereal instead of shredded paper. After all

"We're only limited by our imagination" - Bob Ross


In addition to the book mentioned above you could also introduce What the Ladybird Heard which
also features farm animals and you could team it with perhaps one of my favourite makes these ladybird stones.


Do let me know if you have a go. We'd love to see your creation.



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Comments

  1. This is such a good idea. I love sensory play and we're going to our first farm in a few weeks. I really like the lollystick fences, I think they'd be fun to make together too. #MMBC

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  2. All the best for the challenge. I'm sitting out but will applaud from the side :)

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  3. What a cute little idea, perfect for spring time isn't it X #familyfunlinky

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  4. This is a great idea! My kids love children's books and rhyming and to extend that into sensory play would be even more fun! #globalblogging

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  5. The quote of being limited only your imagination is a great one for many parts of our lives - food, home, play, you name it. Sounds like a great activity. #MMBC

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  6. That looks such fun and a great way to talk about where food comes from without leaving the house. :)

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  7. Ahh! What fun!
    My girls used to love things like this when they were younger x #MMBC

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  8. I loved farm play when I was little, and maybe that explains why I have so many pets now lol. I remember playing farm play when Aspen was little I love how she would call chickens chinks, and for fish she said shiffies I love when they are learning to pronounce words it is so sweet. #mg Love Mac xx

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  9. What a great use for those little chicks! I always have loads floating round this time of year x

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  10. As a former early years practitioner, I think that this is a wonderful idea#triamphanttales@_karendennis

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  11. Oh what a lovely idea! We've got some of those little chicks, and I asked Baby Lighty what he'd like to make with them, and he said a 'chicken house', but we could actually make a farm...thank you for the inspiration! And thank you for linking this to #DreamTeam!

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  12. What a lovely idea! I must do a sensory play with my kid again soon! I do it so sporadically nowadays and I know he enjoys it! Love the little Easter chicks! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  13. Oooh this is such a clever idea! I really like the thought of capturing their imaginations with a favourite book like this. Thanks for joining us at the #bigpinklink this week.

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  14. I love farm animals, what a great activity! #GlobalBlogging

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  15. What a lovely idea, you have such a great imagination. Thanks for joining in at #TriumphantTales

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  16. Always such cool and clever ideas.
    Mainy
    #mg

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  17. I love the lolly stick fences - will definitely be making some for our farm animals! #KLTR

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  18. ooh what a fab idea. I love that you used lollipop sticks and easter bits. So clever! #KLTR

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  19. This is such a lovely idea, really clever craft and I love all the sensory bits. #KLTR

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