OK so, if I’m being perfectly honest, I frequently have ideas that I don’t really know if my kids will like, but we have to do something so we give it a try. I swear to you, every time I think the kids will just be kind of, sort of it into an activity, those turn out to be the activities they love the most.

The Farmer in the Dell Hunt is one of those activities. We listen to kids music constantly and while kids music certainly is not my favorite, my kids respond so well to it that it really is worth having Baby Shark stuck in your head forever…  We also use music a lot for improving vocabulary. 

Reagan and Derek are also constantly on the move, so for this activity, I combined music and movement which was a great way for us to have fun and subconsciously work on those vocabulary skills. 

This activity we are still using the same template as our Tractor Pull Activity. 

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Music and Dance

  • Begin to sing along with familiar songs and dance to them

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions
  • Use objects during active play

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Music and Dance

  • Request favorite songs and sing and dance to them

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Demonstrate coordination in using objects during active play

Required Materials

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Farmer in the Dell Template

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*Tape

*Scissors

*Paper Bag

Step #1
Print and cut out the Farmer in the Dell Template. I’ve included a copy of the lyrics for the song so that you can sing along if you don’t know it. 
Step #2
Tape the characters around a room.
Step #3

Give your preschoolers a brown lunch bag to collect the characters in.

Step #4
Sing the song The Farmer in the Dell, and as you sing each character have your Lil’ find it and put it inside the bag.

Teacher Tip

The bag is a step that you could leave out if need be, however I think it’s important because it allows your kiddo to work on some more of those fine motor skills. Plus, it just adds another element of fun. Both Rea and D were super excited to put the characters inside the bag.

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