This week we’ve been talking about the work that tractors do on the farm. We discovered that tractors can be very useful on the farm from carting feed to livestock to harvesting crops. We looked at a few of the different coloured tractors and learnt that John Deere tractors are green. They are a popular choice of tractor in our local area. During the mat session we also watched this video about harvesting wheat.
We had a number of activities on the activity tables to complement our mat session. We put out some green paint, paper and different sized tractors. The children made tractor prints using the equipment provided.
At another table we had the green page from our Red Barn, Red Barn book. The children had green card squares in two sizes and wheels in two sizes to make tractors on their page. We also gave them a split pin so the big wheel would turn in the book. They drew in engines, seats and steering wheels.