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Farm to fridge


Farm to fridge

What to do with this activity?

Does your child ever wonder where the milk and cheese in your fridge comes from? You can watch a short video together that shows you how milk gets from a farm to your home, and how cheese is made. It is from the Moo Crew at the Irish National Dairy Council. There are some good lesson plans on the same link if you want more information.

If you have a printer at home, click on the yellow activity link below to find a challenging wordsearch with a farm animals theme. When your child has completed it, the letters that remain will tell them a lot about horses! 

Or, if you have a computer or mobile phone, you may prefer to let your child have a go at this online interactive farm animals wordsearch by ESL Games.

  • Why am I doing this?

    Reading is like a muscle – the more your child practises it the stronger their ability to read becomes. Reading with your child, encouraging them and giving them space to read makes reading part of their everyday lives.

  • How can I do more?

    Talk to your child about which books they liked and what they think would be good to read next. Look out for other activities for your child’s age group in your local library.
    Use magazines and newspapers for ideas, words and facts. Use the pictures as well as the words. Show your child different types of books - storybooks but also poetry and factual books for children, for example on nature, animals or insects. Encourage your child’s interest in reading about topics they enjoy, for example animals, music and football. Enjoying reading is the most important thing. 

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