Ag educators looking for a new children’s activity and display for fair season? The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has you covered with “My Little Ag Me” game and a new agricultural literacy display resource, the My American Farm Fair Display Kit.
The new version of My Little Ag Me features five new agriculture careers and two expansion levels to encourage deeper learning. It’s geared towards students in grades 3-5 and can be played online at www.myamericanfarm.org.
“While playing My Little Ag Me, students will be exposed to careers from all nine of the agriculture career focus areas,” said Christy Lilja, acting executive director of the Foundation. “Along with the game, we’ve also created a volunteer guide for those in the agriculture industry interested in sharing about their careers with students in multiple school settings. This volunteer guide includes presentation outlines, PowerPoint templates, and additional activities to support the My Little Ag Me game,” she said.
The My American Farm Display Kit is a new resource for volunteers to use at fairs and events to set up a professional, accurate, and easy-to-use agricultural literacy display. The kit includes four large banners that bring learners into a life-size corn field, dairy parlor, farmers’ market, and machine shed. Each of the banners provides an interactive approach to learning about a specific part of agriculture. The kit includes activity cards that align with the theme of each banner, a welcome poster, and a set-up guide to create a complete agricultural literacy experience area. Banners are available to order or download graphics for local printing at www.myamericanfarm.org.
The My American Farm educational resource is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The site and resources are made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer.