Farm Small World

Following a visit to our nearby city farm, I set up this farm small world when we got home. What a farm-tastic day!

Farm Small World - sensory play experience for kids

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Farm Visit

In the morning we visited our little city farm. The first thing we saw was a tractor – they’re BIG!

Farm Small World

We also saw chicks, ponies, cows, pigs, and goats – and F got to climb over some tractor tyres!

Farm Small World

Farm Small World Play

While F was napping I set this up for him – and I had such fun doing it!

Animal Habitats

  • Play dough mud with pigs – this was a crazy kitchen concoction of ingredients including coffee grounds, cocoa powder, split peas and oatmeal.
  • Green play dough fields for the horse and cows
  • Chickens and lamb in a wooden enclosure scattered with amaranth (well what else was I going to use amaranth for?!!?)

The above play doughs were based on my basic homemade play dough recipe.

Decorations

  • Small rocks (from our Turtle Water Table)
  • Wooden trees (from our train set)
  • Felt house (from our Three Little Pigs set)
  • Fake moss 
  • Fences (made from straws and craft sticks)
  • Pond (patterned paper, with bulghur wheat scattered around)
  • Toy tractors
  • Split peas
  • Toy dog
  • Toy farmer (in his mechanic’s uniform, ahem)

Farm Small World

Farm Small World

I thought that things might get messy, so I laid the tray on a shower curtain on the kitchen floor. In the end, he hardly made any mess at all!

F greeted the small world with a “wow” – which was appreciated! We looked at all the different areas and soon F started giving the animals something to eat.

Farm Small World

Then they had something to drink.

Farm Small World

And a little nap.

Farm Small World

Just when I was thinking that I really should have got some ducks or geese for the pond, F requested “more water”, so I provided a tin with some real water so that the animals could have a bath.

Farm Small World

He also neatly lined up the tractors… then gave them something to eat.

Farm Small World

 We love farms, don’t you and your kids?!?!

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