This post is sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.
If I had to choose a favorite food group, dairy would probably be the winner (despite my love of bacon). Dairy gives us so many delicious things: cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and my all-time favorite, chocolate milk.
Kids love milk, too. Most kids can tell you that we get milk from cows, but do they know all the other great things we get from dairy cows? Since June is dairy month, this month’s agriculture lesson will talk about how milk gets to our table, and all the wonderful things that are made from milk.
The lesson and activities below are most appropriate for preschool through 2nd grade, but there’s lots of great information for all ages. Grab a cold glass of milk and take a look at these great resources.
Magical Milk: A Homeschool Lesson About Dairy and Dairy Farms
Download Lesson (pdf)
It’s Milking Time by Phyllis Alsdurf
The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons
Milk: From Cow to Carton by Aliki
Moo! Moo! Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk? by Phillis Gershator
Kiss the Cow! by Phyllis Root
From Cow to Ice Cream by Bertram Knight
Stay tuned next month for another fun homeschooling unit that ties agricultural education in with math, reading, science, and more! In the meantime, find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, Where’s the Beef?!