Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Farm Fun

Our finished scarecrow!
A couple of weeks ago we finished making our scarecrow at school and entered him in a competition at our local garden show. We decided to do something really different for our scarecrow and put him on an old bike. Another teacher worked with me and we began constructing our scarecrow from recycled materials.

Firstly we spayed the whole bike white and cut up old plastic table cloths to weave around the spokes of the bike. This was a great project alone and would make a fabulous garden ornament.

We found an old basket and the children painted it in pastel colours.

Farms @ the playdough table 

We have been talking about farms and farm animals at school. This week I cut up some old bamboo blinds that had been given to me into a variety of different lengths. These were used at our playdough table as fences for the farm, paddocks and hurdles for the horses. The green playdough was used to secure the fences. It was food for the animals and also grass and foliage for our farm. This was a very popular activity today.

Farms @ the wonder table 


  1. The the play dough farm. Great fun for little ones. Super scarecrow too. WE will hit our summer carnival and scarecrow season soon, love this idea.

  2. Love the recycled scarecrow! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday!

  3. Cute scarecrow! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you stop by again! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/05/eco-kids-tuesday_21.html