Following a visit to our nearby city farm, I set up this farm small world when we got home. What a farm-tastic day!
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In the morning we visited our little city farm. The first thing we saw was a tractor – they’re BIG!
We also saw chicks, ponies, cows, pigs, and goats – and F got to climb over some tractor tyres!
Farm Small World Play
While F was napping I set this up for him – and I had such fun doing it!
- 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.
- 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)
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.
Then they had something to drink.
And a little nap.
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.
He also neatly lined up the tractors… then gave them something to eat.