When you live where we do, there is nothing odd about having a farm theme, farm animal theme, AND a tractors preschool theme in the same school year! So watch this week as 13 Tractor Preschool Trays help us learn about an important asset on the farm!
Items starred* below are from the Tractor Kindergarten Pack from Royal Baloo — thank you so much for the resource!
- Corn & Tractor Sensory Bin
- Tractor Trace & Draw
- Farm Words*
- Tractor Block Math*
- Tractor/Wagon Math Matching*
- Color by Letter
- Tractor Maze*
- Counting by Tens
- John Deere DIY Puzzle
- Simple Tractor Play Dough Tray
- Tractor Photo Mixup
- John Deere Maze
- Tractor Catalog
- You can’t have a farm-oriented activity without some corn.
- I filled the bottom of a bin with some corn (deer feed).
- Then, I added a cute John Deere front loader toy (a lot like this one), scoop and rake, TP roll and our favorite wood flower pots!
- This is the little wooden tractor from the ALEX Toys String A Farm
- For the activity, I gave him several blank notecards and some colored pencils.
- Just like during his onion school, I made a rough example of what to do (Trace & color the tractor!)
- He again liked this mostly unstructured way to draw!
- E has been loving to draw and trace letters lately, so this Royal Baloo printable was great for us! Thanks!
- We used cards from the Royal Baloo pack and some dollar store foam cubes in matching colors for a hands-on math activity.
- More math from the tractor pack — match each equation on the wagons with the correct numbered tractor. Great activity!
- This is a Color by Letter Worksheet from Education.com – thank you!
- This maze is another cute item from the Royal Baloo pack. Thanks!
- Used the Counting by 10 worksheet from Making Learning Fun — thank you!
- Printed this on cardstock, then gave it to him with scissors so he could trim and organize each card.
- This “DIY” Puzzle is one of the several cute John Deere printables available on their website!
- I printed this in color, trimmed it down so it’d fit in a small tray, and gave him scissors of course!
- We always come back to this one! It’s a simplified version of our Plow & Plant dough tray.
- Found several isolated (white background) tractors, and flipped some so they were all facing the same way
- Printed them all on photo paper (part of a standard photo order — a nice way to get color for a good price!)
- I trimmed all these to thirds, then gave them to him to make some “mixed-up” tractors!
- This is another John Deere printable!
- Easy as it gets — this is simply a catalog of tractors and other equipment available at Lowes. No specific activity here — just an opportunity to look at different kinds of farm equipment!
While challenging, it was fun to have a farm-centered theme but not focusing on animals! I’m quite thankful for Royal Baloo’s free printables, otherwise this tractors preschool theme may not have happened in the first place!
Of course, we also got to see many real tractors. And the farm fun will continue as we revisit a Farm Animals theme later this summer!