Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Farm Unit

Pig and Corn Cards and Counters (Photo from Our Country Road)

Pig and Corn Cards and Counters (Photo from Our Country Road)

Spring was my favorite season growing up on a farm. And spring is a great time for a farm unit with a mixture of indoor- and outdoor activities. Of course, a farm unit is fun at any time of the year.

A Montessori-inspired farm theme fits well with Montessori education’s emphasis on real-life work. There are even Montessori schools that were created with the theme of providing real-life farm experiences. And many Montessori schools provide a few farm experiences in the middle of a city. When I taught at Tempe Montessori School in the late 1970s, the school had a sheep in part of the school’s large backyard.

Here are some wonderful activities for a Montessori-inspired farm unit I found online that work well at home or school.

Montessori-Inspired Farm Activities

Farm Posts and P is for Pig (free printables – photo at the top of this post) from Our Country Road

Farm Animal Matching (Photo from Montessori MOMents)

Farm Animal Matching (Photo from Montessori MOMents)

Farm Animal Families (free printable cards) and Farm Animals for all Ages (photo) from Montessori MOMents

Farmyard Families and Farm Animal Matching Cards (free printable cards) from The Helpful Garden

Farm Animal Nomenclature (free printable cards) from Montessori for Everyone

Farm Printables and Where Does It Come From? Cards (available inexpensively) from Montessori Print Shop

Farm Printables (purple links are free) from Montesori Materials

Toddler Farm Matching (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

Toddler Farm Matching (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

Farm Printables and Activities from 1+1+1=1 (Photo from Tot School ~ Letter Gg)

Matching Farm Animals with Miss Ava from Making Montessori Ours

C is for Cow Farm Unit (with free printable) at Living Life Intentionally

Washing the Horse Activity (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Washing the Horse Activity (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Farm Theme from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Farm-Themed Open and Close (Photo from Homeschool Mo)

Farm-Themed Open and Close (Photo from Homeschool Mo)

Tot Time – Fun on the Farm from Homeschool Mo

Farm Sensory Tub (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Farm Sensory Tub (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Farm Posts from Counting Coconuts (Photo from May Sensory Tub – Farm)

Pouring "Milk" from Milk Jugs (Photo from Chestnut Grove Academy)

Pouring “Milk” from Milk Jugs (Photo from Chestnut Grove Academy)

Farm Sensory Tub from Carrots Are Orange

Farm Posts from Chestnut Grove Academy (Photo from Workbox Wednesday)

Farm Unit from Five Hazelnuts

Counting with Grain Bins from hands on : as we grow

How Many Spots? (Photo from The Preschool Experiment)

How Many Spots? (Photo from The Preschool Experiment)

Farm Posts from The Preschool Experiment (Photo from Farm Theme Tot Trays)

Montessori Grammar Farm (Photo from Making Montessori Ours)

Montessori Grammar Farm (Photo from Making Montessori Ours)

Montessori Grammar Farm (my roundup post) – Photo from More Montessori Grammar Farm Work from Making Montessori Ours

Grain Matching (Photo from United Montessori Association)

Grain Matching (Photo from United Montessori Association)

Corn Unit Study (my roundup post) – Photo from Grain Matching – Food Unit from United Montessori Association

Free Montessori Botany Materials for a Gardening Unit

Erdkinder – The Montessori Answer to Adolescence from Montessori for Everyone

Farm Unit Study Pinterest Board

Pinterest - Farm Unit Study

I have a Farm Unit Study Pinterest board with activities of all types. I’ll be continually adding to it.

Have you done many farm activities at your home or school?

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