As a fun motivational tool I photo copied this barn and the animals. Then I drew the background on one of our easels. The girls glued the barn on and drew the duck pond, the sun, and the pig puddle.
Each day when they finished their school work over the past week or so they got to pick one animal to color and glue to the farm yard. After they finished all the animals they both decided that they needed a farmer. So they made the little man behind the sheep there. It was also Danya's idea to add corn to the garden so that the horse could eat it.