Farm to Product Wall Display
From farm to product wall display – a variety of products start on a farm. What animal or crop is raised on a farm and then what additional products can be made from that raw product.
The Farm Web:
Printable Farm Product Web
Download the PDF file HERE. Cut out the circles to make a farm product web. Attach a piece of black yarn from the farm to each product creating a farm to product wall display.
This will give children a visual idea of where and how the products that are purchased at the store are raised and produced on a farm
Here are some basic concepts that you can use and scale to the level of the children you teach. It isn’t important that they learn every fact. Many children will pick up a variety if you touch based and allow them to ask questions and explore the topic.
1.)“What kinds of things do you use every day?”
Be sure food and clothing are mentioned in this discussion. If the item is grown specifically for people, it is a product of agriculture.
a.) Agriculture is a big umbrella term that includes many concepts, ranging from farm to fork and from field to fabric.
b.) Food, fabric, flowers, and forestry (wood) comes from agriculture.
2.) “Where do we get the things we use every day?“
Store, factory and such will be answers.
a.) The store is a distribution center where we buy things.
b.) The factory is a place where “raw” ingredients, grown for us (wheat for bread) or provided by nature (petroleum for fuel or plastic), are put together to make a product that ends up in the store.
c.) The raw ingredients come from a farm.
3.) Agriculture begins on a farm and that there all kinds of farms.
a.) Cattle ranches for beef and leather.
b.) Dairy farms for milk and all the things that come from milk.
c.) Orchards that grow apples to make juice and apple pies.
d.) Pig farms for pepperoni, bacon, and ham.
e.) Grain farms that grow corn for fuel or corn syrup for soda and wheat for bread.
f.) Cotton farms for blue jeans.
g.) Tree farms for paper and landscaping.
i.) Farms specialize in what they grow based upon their location (climate and soil) and farmers choose only a few crops because the type of equipment used to plant and harvest each crop is very specific and expensive.
Using the Web:
To use the web effectively you will need 10 square feet of floor space or wall space. Start with the farm in the middle. Work your way outside using the diagram to show the links between a farm and the product.
Key Learning Concepts Children Will Learn At End of Unit:
- A farmer plants and grows crops and raises animals that are used for our food, fuel, and fiber.
- Agriculture provides for all of our basic necessities.
- All of our daily necessities can be traced back to a farm where it was produced.
10 Children’s Books for a Farm Theme
Milk from Farm to Store Coloring & Activity Book
Corn Cob Painting
Turkey Out of a Paper Plate Art Project
Flower Garden Song
The Very Hungry Western Caterpillar
Science – Sprouting Seeds
Adapted from authors Vanae Morris and Debra Spielmaker
National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum with some pieces licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.