Hehehehe! My kids love that joke, I couldn’t resist! They also love small world play AND baby chicks, so when I saw NurtureStore‘s brilliant post called Cheep Cheep Farm, I immediately knew we had to construct our own here at Small Potatoes.
I couldn’t find any little houses at our dollar store, so I had the smalls paint their own using little milk cartons and coffee pod boxes from the recycle bin. It turned out that this was a favourite part of the whole activity for them…I gave them acrylic craft paints to use so the paint would stay nicely on the waxy cartons.One of the chickie house painters (couldn’t have been MY son!) was a bit cheeky in naming his…Once the chick houses were all painted, we set about building the farm.
We started with two large baking sheets and a bag of steel-cut oats from our play cupboard. I added a “fenced yard” by using a wooden tray from our Melissa & Doug wooden lacing bead set…Here are elements (all purchased at one point, from the dollar store) we used in building our chickie farm…I gave the task of setting up the farm to my oldest daughter Coco, as she will rearrange anything I set up anyhow!It turned out so lovely, I wanted to play too!The little chickie play farm was a big success amongst the smalls. They played in it all day.
Chickies visited the houses…Nests were used for scooping and pouring…Little hands made oats rain on the little chickies…The oats were swirled and scratched…And the nests were filled time and time again with oats for the chicks to be “cozy in”…
All in all, this activity was brilliant and we will be back to visit our chickie farm time and time again! Thank you, Nurturestore, for sharing such creative and happy ideas! We are big fans!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Easter to you all!
~Arlee, Small Potatoes