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Lessons by Grade Level: Grades PreK-2nd

About Pumpkins

Grades 1-3: ELA

Students will read about pumpkins and answer questions to show comprehension.

Pumpkin Lessons and Resources

Ag in My Classroom

Grades PreK-2: English Language Arts

Items in the classroom made from Oklahoma agricultural products

Oklahoma Agriculture Background for Ag Day Contests

Ag Libs

Grades 1-3: ELA, VA

Fill in the blanks ag-related story, using different parts of speech.

Agriculture in Motion

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Students learn about the work involved in agriculture and the machines used to help.

Agriculture is a Cycle

Grades K-3: ELA, Sci, SS

Students will make bracelets representing life cycles.

Agriculture: From the Ground and All Around

Grades PreK-2: ELA, Math

Students will learn that agriculture is all around us in Oklahoma, from the ground and all around. Students will list rhyming words and write simple poems. Students will act out some of the agriculture-related jobs of people all around them in their community.

An Apple a Day

Grades PreK-2: SS, ELA, Science, Math, VA

Students will read the history of apples and explore apple-related idioms. Students will read about Johnny Appleseed and answer comprehension questions. Students will conduct scientific experiments with apples. Students will classify apples and conduct mathematical activities with apples.

Asparagus: The Mighty Spear

Grades PreK-1: SS, Math, ELA, VA, Small Motor

Students will understand the nutritional value of asparagus and how it is grown in Oklahoma. Students will use asparagus as a manipulative to solve math problems. Students will paint with asparagus.

Baby Peanut Plants

Grades 2-4: ELA

Students examine raw peanuts to find the "baby peanuts" inside and then sprout them on paper towels.

Barnyard Bingo

Grades PK-2: ELA, SS, Math, PE, World Languages

Students mark bingo cards as they recognize the farm animal sounds in the song "The Farmer in the Dell."

Be a Bug Scout

Grades 2-4: Math, Sci, ELA

Students count insects or specified weeds in a given area to experience how farmers decide whether or not to use pesticides.

A Bean is a Seed

Grades K-4: Sci

Students will learn about germination by sprouting beans and caring for them in small necklaces which they keep around their necks.

Beautiful Bovine

Grades PreK-3: Sci, ELA, Math, VA

Volunteer is dressed as a cow to demonstrate purposes of the different body parts of a cow and to show how a cow is different from a human. Students make cow glyphs and diagrams comparing cows and humans.

Bee Dance

Grades 1-4: VA, ELA, Sci

The student will construct bee puppets and use them to act out some bee behaviors.

Bees and Honey Lessons and Resources

Bee Smart. Bee Happy

Grades K-4: Sci, ELA, Music

Students learn basic information about bees and the importance of pollination in crop production.

Bees and Honey Lessons and Resources

Beef or Dairy?

Grades K-2: ELA, Sci, Math, VA

Students learn to distinguish between beef and dairy cows by identifying their basic body shapes.

Beef Lessons and Resources

Bee's Wax

Grades 1-3: Math

Students will complete a pattern of hexagons to understand what a honeycomb looks like. Students will experiment with other shapes for making honeycombs.

Bees and Honey Lessons and Resources

Bread Around the World

Grades PreK-2: ELA, SS

Students will learn about the different kinds of breads eaten by different cultures and locate the parts of the world where the breads are most commonly eaten.

Wheat Lessons and Resources

Bread in a Bag

Grades 1-4: ELA, Sci, Health

Students learn about the origins of bread and make bread in a bag.

Wheat Lessons and Resources

Bread in a Bag Kits available from:
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Child Nutrition Department
Becky Gray, Child Nutrition Coordinator
Room 310
405.522.5042

Bug's Eye View

Grades 1-4: Sci, ELA

The student construct an insect holder and observe and classify insects.

Build a Burger

Grades 1-4: ELA, Math, Health

Students explore the components of a hamburger and build models of their own to create a balanced, nutritious meals.

Beef Lessons and Resources

By the Pound

Grades 1,2,4: Math

The student will estimate the weight and cost of produce and calculate the actual price.

Measure-Mania

Call It Macaroni

Grades PK-2: ELA, Math

Students will use dry pasta in a variety of math activities and to create poetry.

Chewed Paper and Sticky Stuff

Grades 2-5: Sci, VA, ELA

Students make adhesives from some common food substances and use flour paste to make pinatas and other crafts from papier mache.

Clucking Chickens

Grades K-4: VA, Sci, Music, PE

Students construct a model of a chicken that makes chicken sounds from a plastic cup and string.

Poultry Lessons and Resources

Cool Cucurbits

Grades PreK-5: ELA, Math, Sci, SS, Visual Art

Students will learn about the group of vegetables known as cucurbits and use cucurbits in a variety of creative activities, mapping activities, math activities, scientific experiments and visual art.

Corn Cob Toys

Grades K-3: VA, SS, ELA, Math

Students will make toys from corn cobs and learn of the many uses for corn, both historically and today.

Cotton Cycle

Grades 1-3: ELA, Math

Students will learn about the life cycle of a cotton plant, use cotton seed as a nonstandard unit of measurement, plant cotton seeds in cups and chart their growth, draw the life cycle of a cotton plant with cotton swabs to illustrate books, count by ones and tens using cotton balls.

Cotton Lessons and Resources

Counting Sheep

Grades K-3: Math, ELA, SS

Students learn about the origins of counting sheep, using counting words, design their own counting systems, use popcorn to represent sheep in various math equations, learn about a sheep's vision in relation to angles and degrees of a circle, and use popcorn to make a handprint lamb.

Sheep and Wool Lessons and Resources

Creepy, Crawly Critters

Grades K-3: ELA, Math, Sci

Students will learn characteristics of insects by creating models from an assortment of materials.

The Cutest Camelid

Grades K-3: ELA, Sci

Students will read about alpacas. Students will create fact sheets about alpacas. Students will create flip books showing alpaca needs. Students will compare and contrast alpaca fiber with sheep and goat fiber.

Sheep and Wool Lessons and Resources

A Day without Ag

Grades PreK-2: ELA, Math, SS

What is agriculture, and how does it impact my life every day?

Dirt Babies

Grades K-2: Sci, VA, ELA

Students will observe grass sprouting and growing like hair on heads they create from knee-high nylon stockings and potting medium.

Dirty Pictures

Grades K-2: Sci, VA, ELA

Student compose pictures using the many different colors of Oklahoma soil.

Soil Lessons and Resources

Egg Toss

Grades K-2: Math

Students practice counting by playing a game with an egg carton and ping pong balls.

Chicken and Egg Lessons and Resources

The Fable of Franny and Her Fabulous Fainting Goat

Grades 1-3: ELA, Math

Students get practice telling time while reading about a goat with an unusual trait.

Fantastic Flower

Grades 1-3: ELA, VA, Sci

Students learn the anatomy of a flower and play a game in which they act out the pollination process.

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Farm Babies

Grades PreK-1: Math, Sci

Students use flash cards to learn names for mother and baby farm animals, then play a game in which students designated as babies must find students designated as mothers.

The Farmer and The Cowman

Grades K-2: ELA, SS, VA, Music

Students make booklets showing the difference between a ranch and a farm.

Beef Lessons and Resources

A Field of Beans

Grades 1-3: ELA, Math, Sci, SS, PE

All about legumes.

Fish in a Bottle

Grades K-3: ELA, Sci

Students build fish ecosystems, then observe and write about changes they observe.

Fresh from the Farm

Grades 1-3: SS, ELA, Math, PE

Student learn about farmer's markets and complete a survey to learn what kinds of produce is grown by local farmers and gardeners.

From the Ground and All Around

Grades PreK-2: ELA, SS, VA

Students will learn that agriculture is all around us in Oklahoma, from the ground and all around. Students will list rhyming words and write simple poems. Students will identify people in the community with careers associated with agriculture. Students will research some government agencies that support agriculture. Students will research an agricultural commodity produced in Oklahoma and sequence the steps from the ground to the grocery shelf.

Garden Guard

Grades PreK-2: ELA, VA, Math

Students will work in small groups or individually to create scarecrows, write brief descriptions about them and display them in a class scarecrow show.

Germination Observations

Grades K-3: Sci, ELA, Math

The students germinate seeds under a variety of conditions.

Get Growing

Grades K-2: ELA, Science

Students read about what a plant needs to grow and conduct experiments related to plant needs.

Good Breeding

Grades 2-4: ELA, Sci

Students learn about common Oklahoma cattle breeds.

Beef Lessons and Resources

Good Grapes

Grades PreK-3: ELA, Sci, Math

Math activities with grapes, a fable and the growth cycle of grapes.

Goodness, Grady!

Grades 1-3: Math, ELA

Students read the true story of Grady, the famous silo cow from Yukon, Oklahoma, and present a play based on the story.

Grady the Cow Lessons

The Grain Game

Grades 1-2: Math, ELA

Students use pieces of cereal made from grains grown in Oklahoma to play a counting game.

Growing Peanuts

Grades K-2: Sci

Student sprout peanuts and grow peanut plants.

Peanut Lessons and Resources

A Handy Measure

Grades PreK-2: Math

Students are introduced to the method used for measuring horses.

Horse Lessons and Resources

Have You the Time of Day?

Grades K-2: Math, ELA

Students read a story about a day in the life of a farmer and gain practice reading and writing time.

Five Friendly Farmers

A Hidden Beauty

Grades PreK-2: Sci, ELA, VA, Math

Students construct a model of a plant that grows from a bulb.

Hogs on a Diet

Grades PreK-2: Math

Students will examine grains used in animal feed, sort the grains and use them to practice math facts.

Pork Lessons and Resources

A Horse of a Different Color

Grades PreK-2: VA

Students explore the diversity of horse coat colors.

Horse Lessons and Resources

Horseshoe Math

Grades 2-4: Math

Students will solve word problems related to horseshoes, classify a pile of shoes and perform other mathematical operations with shoes.

Horse Lessons and Resources

How to Pick the Best

Grades K-3: LA, Sci, Math, SS

Students learn what to look for when selecting fresh fruits and vegetables.

A Hundred Bales of Hay

Grades 1-3: Math

Students practice patterns on a hundreds chart while learning about hay production, past and present.

Hay and Silage Lessons and Resources

Little Red Hen

Grades PreK-3: SS, ELA

Students read "The Little Red Hen," discuss careers involved in providing our food and act out a play based on the story. (Slow to load due to large picture files for puppet characters.)

Wheat Lessons and Resources

A Lovely Captive

Grades 1-3: ELA, Sci, VA

Students will construct a habitat which will allow them to observe the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Macaroni Math

Grades PreK-2: Math

Students use dry pasta in a variety of math activities

Made From Animals

Grades PreK-2: Sci, ELA, SS

Students match animals with the products they produce.

Make Mine Turkey

Grades 2-5: ELA, SS, Math

Students learn to interpret data in grocery advertisements and compute costs by creating a menu and computing the cost of a turkey dinner.

Math for Peanuts

Grades PreK-2: Math

Students estimate the number of peanuts in a peanut shell and graph the results.

Peanut Lessons and Resources

Melon Math

Grades PreK-4: Math, PE

Students estimate, measure and collect data using melons.

Melon Lessons and Resources

Mighty Earth Movers

Grades PreK-3: Math, Sci, ELA

Students build a habitat for worms and record observations.

Soil Lessons and Resources

Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns

Grades PreK-2: Sci, Math, ELA, VA

Students make the connection between seeds and trees by gathering and planting acorns.

Milk by the Gallon, Strawberries by the Quart

Grades 1-3: Math, ELA

Students make a Scarecrow Conversion Chart and get practice converting units of measurement.

A Mixed Bag

Grades PreK-3: Health, Sci, Math

Students construct a "feed bag" representing the components included in a horse's feed and learn that, like humans, animals need a variety of foods for good nutrition.

Next Year's Seeds

Grades 1-5: ELA, SS, Math

The student will play a game demonstrating variables that affect the food supply.

The Nightshades: Tomatoes, Potatoes and Peppers

Grades 1-4: ELA, Math, Sci, SS, VA, Music

Many activities with tomatoes, potatoes and other nightshades

No Foot, No Horse

Grades 2-4: ELA

Students learn the importance of the right kind of horseshoes for different horse activities

Off to Work

Grades PreK-1: SS

The student will become familiar with some jobs in agriculture.

Oklahoma Forests

Grades 2-3: Sci, SS, VA

Students will use their senses to observe and write about a tree, read about Oklahoma forest regions, locate the different forest regions on a map of Oklahoma, create map legends based on the reading, and create models of trees.

Oklahoma Studies Lessons and Resources

Oklahoma Stone Soup

Grades K-4: Math, ELA, SS

Students learn about soups around the world and make an Oklahoma version of stone soup while reading the story.

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Oklahoma's Berry Best

Grades 1-5: Math, Sci, ELA, SS

All about strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries

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Oklahoma's Roots and Leafy Greens

Grades K-4: ELA, Math, Sci, SS, VA

All about root vegetables and leafy greens.

Pairing up with Pears

Grades 1-3: ELA, SS, Math, VA

Students will read about pears and write creative narratives about the life of a pear. Students will read a folk tale about pears and answer comprehension questions.

Peas, Please

Grades K-2: ELA, Math, Sci

Students will learn about different kinds of peas that grow in Oklahoma. Students will identify the parts of the vegetables we eat as root, fruit or leaves. Students will use peas in pod for a variety of math activities. Students will compare and contrast different versions of the story "The Princess and the Pea." Students will grow peas.

Pecan Fingerprints

Grades K-2: Sci, ELA, VA

Students learn about themselves as individuals and understand that things in nature also have traits that distinguish them from all others.

Pizza for Everyone

Grades 2-4: Math

Students brainstorm, web, gather data and graph information about pizza preferences.

Plant Parts We Eat

Grades PreK-1: Sci, ELA, Math, VA

Students will be introduced to an assortment of vegetables and will learn to locate the parts humans use for food.

Pumpkin Globes

Grades 1-2: SS

Students will use pumpkins to create globes of the world.

Pumpkin Lessons and Resources

Pumpkin Seed Art

Grades 1-3: VA

Students will use pumpkin seeds to create art.

Pumpkin Lessons and Resources

Pumpkins by the Pound

Grades 1-3: Math

Students use pumpkins of various sizes to experiment with weight and perimeter.

Pumpkin Lessons and Resources

A Purple Cow

Grades PreK-2: VA, ELA, Math

Students learn to identify colors in nature and to observe objects under varying light conditions.

Rooftop Sandwich

Grades PreK-2: ELA, Math

Students create books showing the main ingredients of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Peanut Lessons and Resources

Sandwich Feast

Grades 2-5: ELA, Math

Students use sandwich ingredients to create books, practice punctuation and have a sandwich feast.

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Seed Swapping

Grades 1-3: Sci, Math

Students will practice and review place values,
using seeds as manipulatives.

Sock Walk

Grades 1-4: Sci, ELA, VA

Students take a walk wearing socks over their shoes to learn how some seeds travel.

Soybeans All Around Us

Grades 2-4: Sci, ELA, Math

Students will learn the many uses for soybeans. Students will read food labels to identify foods made with soybeans. Students will research to identify additional uses for soybeans.

Stick Horse Rodeo

Grades PreK-5: ELA, VA, Math, PE

Students will learn about the rodeo and hold their own rodeos with age-appropriate activities like "Pig Herding" ( herding balloons or balls), barrel racing with a stick horse, "Wild Cow Milking," "Scatter Square Dancing," etc.

The Story of Milk

Grades PreK-1: ELA

Student learn where milk comes from and place the steps in sequence.

Street Cows

Grades 2-4: ELA, Sci

Students will learn that cows come in many different shapes and sizes and will design their own art cows after reading a story about a popular travelling art exhibit.

Sunny Sunflowers

Grades K-2: Sci, VA

Students create models of sunflowers and play a game to demonstrate how plants grow in relation to light.

Territorial Children

Grades PreK-5: SS, Math, Sci, PE

Students explore the geography of Indian Territory, learn about the lives of children during that time period, make butter, make a rag doll and play historical games played by pioneer children and America Indian children.

This Little Pig

Grades PreK-3: ELA , Sci

Students read about swine and complete worksheets on the reading and vocabulary. Students will compare and contrast different versions of the story of the Three Little Pigs and write their own versions.

A Trip to the Animal Fair

Grades K-2: ELA, Sci, VA

Students examine the needs of pets and other animals and compare them with their own needs.

Truth or Hogwash?

Grades 2-5: ELA

Students will work in teams to play a game in which they answer true/false questions about swine and then research and develop questions of their own.

Pork Lessons and Resources

Watermelon, Watermelon

Grades PreK-2: ELA, Sci, Math, VA, Music, PE

Students use melons for experiments with sound waves and displacement. Students create watermelon booklets, based on the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"

Melon Lessons and Resources

Wet and Wooly

Grades 2-4: ELA, Sci

The students will become familiar with vocabulary words pertaining to the production of sheep, conduct experiments with wool and create art from wool fleece.

What's Your Brand?

Grades 1-3: ELA, VA

Student learn the history and purpose of branding cattle.

Wheat: From Field to Oven

Grades 2-4: ELA

Student read some paragraphs about wheat production and identify the main idea and supporting statements for each one.

The Wheat Plant

Grades 2-4: ELA, Sci

The student will sequence stages in the life of a wheat plant and identify the six main parts of the wheat plant.

Working Watermelon

Grades 2-4: ELA, Math, PE

Students will estimate, measure and collect data using watermelons. Students will read about watermelons.

Melon Lessons and Resources

Yam and Eggs

Grades K-3: SS, Math, Sci

Encourage your students to try something different as they learn what people eat for breakfast around the world.

Your Food Dollar (and Cents)

Grades 2-4: ELA, Math

Students learn where their food dollars go while getting practice recognizing coins and making change.