Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom

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December 2022

5 Reasons why you should add FARM Crates to your classroom


Getting tired of spending hours crafting the perfect lesson plan? Need a unique way to incorporate core curriculum into your classroom? Look no further! Here are five reasons why you should add FARM Crates to your wish list this Christmas.

  1. FARM Crates are ready to use when you receive them! They include all of the essentials to cut down on your valuable prep time.
  2. The crates offer an opportunity to build relationships with farmers in your community that will last longer than the lesson.
  3. Lessons have an agricultural accurate theme while still aligning with state standards.
  4. Take your students on a field trip to a farm without leaving their seats.
  5. The crates also expose students to potential careers in agriculture.
Spring FARM Crate Themes

Grab a scarf and mittens and bundle up tight as we visit a local dairy farm and learn about how farmers care for their animals throughout the seasons. This English Language Arts lesson focuses on rhyming.


Time to peel off some of those winter layers and prepare for the freshness of spring! This math lesson connects Common Core shapes, measuring, and geometry standards to gardening.


Gather your flock and let's fly. It's spring time and time to learn about chickens, what they need to survive and how Michigan farmers care for their chickens. Connect Next Generation Science Standards about life cycles and life science to the farm.


From building with blocks to building with Legos, children love to create!  In this lesson, students will learn about inventions in agriculture, from keeping animals safe and calm to machinery that help farmers pick blueberries more efficiently. Work toward Next Generation Science Engineering and Design standards through these agricultural inventions.

How can I get FARM Crates this spring? Check out the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom website to find out more details and place your order! Full subscriptions include all four months, individual crates may be ordered or if you have received a crate already, refill kits are available. Also be sure to reach out to your county Farm Bureau to see if they are willing to sponsor crates for your school.

Already use FARM crates and love them? Check out the curriculum matrix on our website to find over 400 free lesson plans ready to be put into action in your classroom.