Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12: Farmer’s Day

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In honor of Farmer’s Day, why not put together a prop box? Prop boxes are boxes of props designed for dramatic play which are built around a specific theme. Here are some ideas for a Farmer Prop Box:


Farmer Prop Box

Materials:

  • straw hat
  • overalls
  • seed packets
  • watering can
  • gardening tools
  • outdoor area for digging or a tub indoors filled with dirt or sand

Directions:

  1. This is a basic idea for a crop-oriented farm. You could also talk to kids about ideas for a farm with animals.
  2. Also consider what kinds of machinery might be needed for a farm.
  3. Talk to them about other kinds of farms.
  4. You could also investigate how farming is different in different parts of the world.

General Directions for Prop Boxes:

  1. Prop boxes are items grouped together by a theme to allow children to pretend. They can be used as specific activities or put out during free time.
  2. The materials listed above are merely suggestions. You may come up with additional ideas and leave some of these materials out.
  3. The boxes that hold 10 reams of computer paper/typing paper are a nice size for prop boxes. They can be covered with nice contact paper to make them more attractive.
  4. You might also consider a creative way of putting all the prop box materials into something that fits the theme.

Source(s): See Toolbox Training book 100 Drama Activities for Kids (activities A1-A23) for other ideas for prop boxes.


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