Flat Aggie: All About Farm Animals

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from Colby Community College to bring Flat Aggie’s Agmazing Adventures to life!

Also use All About Horses

Classroom Activities & Resources
From Illinois Ag in the Classroom:


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts (ISBN-13: 978-0440422709): Companion Guide
  • Little Joe by Sandra Neil Wallace (ISBN-13: 978-0375860973): Companion Guide
  • Heart of a Shepherd by Roseanne Parry (ISBN-13: 978-0375848032): Companion Guide
  • Leah’s Pony by Elizabeth Friedrich
  • Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  • Amazing Grazing by Cris Peterson

Web Resources

Other Ideas

  • Ask a local veterinarian to speak with your students about their career caring for large and small animals.
  • Talk to your local Extension office and ask about the 4-H Veterinary Science curriculum.

Feed Sacks for Pigs (or other animals)
Make a bag of goodies to represent what animals eat. Use your imagination and substitute snack materials for different feeds stuffs for different animals.


  • One sandwich size Ziploc® bag Toasted Oat Cereal
  • Blue, white, or silver candy Peanuts
  • Raisins Multicolor Candy
  • Peanut Butter Candy


  1. Copy the pig feed sack chart below and insert the paper into your Ziploc® bag.
  2. Add the blue/white/silver candy, toasted oat cereal, peanuts, raisins, multi-colored candy, and peanut butter candy to the bag.
  3. Tell a friend what pigs eat and how the things in your Ziploc® bag represent what pigs eat.
  4. Enjoy your feed sack snack!

Pig Feed Sack Chart
Pigs Need:                                                        Represented by:
Water                                                                Blue, White or Silver Candy
Carbohydrates                                                Toasted Oat Cereal
Protein                                                              Peanuts
Minerals                                                           Raisins
Vitamins                                                          Multicolor Candy
Fat                                                                    Peanut Butter Candy


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