Thursday, May 21, 2009

Once Upon a Book ~ Tractors...FARM week 3


Tractors by Fiona Watt

Summary: The many uses of tractors are described and illustrated with various tactile textures.

Muddy Tractors:


  • Brown Paint (or you could use chocolate pudding or real mud)
  • Tractors
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper

To Make:

  • Place some brown paint on a paper plate and add your tractor
  • Let LO run their tractor thru the "mud" then on to the paper (I used green so it would look like dirt on the grass)

Let Dry can add a tractor printout that your LO colors if you'd like

** Variation: if you are real adventurous you can let your LO play with a toy tractor in real MUD!**

Writing In The Mud:


  • Brown paint (or rest of chocolate pudding, or some mud)
  • Ziploc Baggie
  • Paper

To Make:

  • Place the brown paint into ziploc baggie (you might want to double baggie and tape shut if worried LO would get into it)
  • Place on top of a piece of construction paper for color contrast
  • Let LO use as a drawing board with finger {kinda like a squishy magna doodle:)}

The Wheels on the Tractor

The wheels on the tractor go round and round, round and round, round and round

The wheels on the tractor go round and round, All around the farm.

The tractor in the field goes back and forth, back and forth...

The tractor in the field works all day works all day...

All around the farm

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Felicia said...

Love it! My son would love this activity!

Infant Bibliophile said...

My son likes those Usborne Touchy Feely books (we reviewed a Trucks one and Diggers one on our blog). We haven't seen the tractor one -- thanks for the recommendation! Our blog is full of truck books at the moment, because those are his favorite. He doesn't like to put his finger in messy things (go figure), but he might enjoy this with a brush.

Letters,Numbers and Books said...

my girl hates fingerpainting too! no matter how many times we've tried she hates it! handprints are not much better.

but since her hands didn't get dirty with this she liked it hope your son does too!:)

we love usborne books too I'm on hold for the touchy feely abc book