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One of my favorite thematic units to teach in the classroom is farm. There is so much to teach and a ton of ways to incorporate standards into your instruction.  I have a variety of farm books to choose from for our unit, but my new favorite is our interactive farm book.

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I just recently introduced these interactive books and love how my learners are enjoying them.  They are able to “read” the words and then match the missing words to the correct page.  It is perfect hands-on practice with our thematic word wall and makes them feel so big to be reading a book on their own.

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The prep work for these books are easy and go along perfectly with some Netflix or Thursday night television!  I was able to create 3 different thematic interactive books in less than 20 minutes and they will be used year after year.

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Materials

All you need to create this interactive farm book is…

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Step 1

First, print the pages and get your laminator ready.  You will only need to laminate the Farm Word Mat and the Farm Word Cards…easy peasy!!  Then, cut out the mat and the word cards.

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Step 2

Next, cut out the pages of the book.  There will be a title, 12 pages with words and 12 pages without words.  You can insert the pages into the photo album.  If you get the photo album that holds 48 pictures, you can insert the pictures on the right side of each page and they should fill up the album.

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Step 3

Time for some Velcro!  I grabbed the sticky back strips of Velcro and cut very small pieces with my Elmers X-Acto trimmer to speed up the process.  Yes, it does get the trimmer sticky, but nothing a little Goo-Gone can’t handle.

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Step 4

Once, the Velcro is cut I attach the soft side to the word card and CUT the other side in half.  One pieces goes on the word mat and the other piece goes in the book.  Repeat the process with all the words and you’re DONE!

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Your learners can use the word mat to match the missing words in the book after reading the first 12 pages of the farm animals.

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Another amazing feature is that your learners are able to self check.  Not sure if they chose the correct word? They can look in the front section of the book, find the page number and check to see if they used the correct word card.

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I hope that this book adds a little extra excitement to your farm unit and that your learners are able to practice their concepts of print and vocabulary with this hands-on resource.  You can find more interactive readers in my monthly center packs (some are available now and others will be coming soon!)

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Looking for more farm resources, activities or printables for your learners?  Check out the farm resources I have available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store now.

Farm Songs, Farm Centers, Farm Literacy, Farm Math, Farm Preschool - MJCS

Farm Songs, Farm Centers, Farm Literacy, Farm Math, Farm Science - MJCS

More Farm Ideas

Need more activities for your farm thematic unit?  Check out these great ideas below…

Farm Activities for Kids

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato

Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations

Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection

Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering

Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching

Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool

Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School

Farm Fence Number Ordering Mats // Fairy Poppins

Farm Letter Sound Matching Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey

Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing

Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It

Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator

Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy

Playful Farm Animals Hands on Math // Stir the Wonder

Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations

Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory

Interactive Math Addition Book // DIY Farm Wife

Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom

Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam

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