No Little Red Hen unit would be complete without a section on wheat! In the story, the red hen not only plants wheat, but harvests it and later turns it into bread!
This project involved your little one learning that wheat grows globally in bountiful supply.
They learned that because it can be harvested in winter and spring, it is utilized abundantly.
Using hens, stalks of wheat, seeds, and shovels, your little farmer harvested their own wheat…just like the little red hen!
They learned that these crops require constant care and upkeep.
Producing wheat is an intensive process, and your little one learned about the many technological advances that allow all of us to enjoy our bread, cereal, and pasta!
They were introduced to the words “swather” (to cut and bind wheat) and “combine” (a process in which trucks cut and loosen wheat from its stem).
By harvesting their own crops, your little one was able to apply their understanding of new vocabulary related to the Little Red Hen!