I am not a farm kind of gal. Dare I say I can't stand going to the farm babies at the zoo and often tell the kiddos we just don't have time. In my defense I am allergic to all things farm, so we just stay away. That being said I have deep respect for people who farm and I want my children to know where their food comes when they find a tasty dinner on their plates.
Behold the farm!
Mister and Ladybug were the creators (minus the letters) of their sensory bin. I started out singing "Old McDonald" and then read a farm animals book. Then, we made a list of things found on a farm and went on a hunt in our playroom for farm animals and farm related objects. I gave them a choice between beans (I am forgetting which ones) or lentils and they picked lentils. I am happy they made that choice because we haven't used them a sensory bin and they have a soft texture.
Mister and Ladybug have a tendency to go all out on their sensory bin and then peter out by the second week, so I have a farm words hunt that I will put on the shelf to encourage them to use their sensory bin more.