Brainstorming Idea Board!

Crazy Cow Kit idea via Social Moms.

Taste Test!

The winner of this “taste test” was the french vanilla cinnamon concoction.  I originally wanted to do a blind test to compare whole-soy-organic-goat but I never seemed to have everything on hand at one time.  Milk and honey was the least favorite.  They loved this activity!

Paper Plate Cows via Busy Bee Crafts 

1.  Yes, these are cows!   2.  Cow Painting via dairy farmer Blaise   3.  Storty telling paper elements (for our magnetic board) from The Cow that Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill 4.  Cow Chip Cookies AKA Chips Ahoy

Cow Counting Tin  (Kids cut magnetic cow spots to store inside the Altiod tin.  They use the cow number cards and spots for math fun and number recognition.)

I love Emerson’s yellow hay bales and long skinny cow legs (above right)!

A Dairy Land Adventure!  This place is incredible.  They have a birthing barn (we just missed a birth but swooned over a calf who was less than two hours old), milking machine (like a cow merry-go-round), bus tour, string cheese maze and all sorts of other fun learning stuff.

This is how I typically set up our crafts.  I make a sample tray and a ready-to-craft tray with all the necessary supplies.  This is pretty different compared to free art time where I just toss everything on a table and let them go crazy.

I’ll leave you with three fun facts to wow your cow-loving friends (via Upmqua Dairy):

1.  Cows have an acute sense of smell.  They can smell something up to 6 miles away!

2.  There are approximately 340-350 squirts in a gallon of milk.

3.  It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.

 Ice cream Lick-a-Thon anyone?