The “My American Farm” game steps into the world of early-elementary students by introducing a new memory game at myamericanfarm.org. The popular website is the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture‘s educational gaming platform. And now, students can play an agriculturally based game of “Memory” online that is aimed specifically at kids in Kindergarten through second grade.
The new “Memory Match” game helps kids learn vocabulary and reading skills as they match key agricultural terms to their corresponding images. Students play through four fast-paced rounds that cover topics on animals, crops, tools and agricultural jobs. Should they need assistance with reading, a helpful guide named Farmer Faye talks them through how to play the game. As they play, kids are awarded agricultural Fun Facts to reinforce the website’s learn-as-you-play strategy.
In addition to the new game, this marks the launch of new educator resources for the kindergarten through second grade audience. Up to this point, the site has focused on resources targeting students in grades three through five.
“With the addition of materials for kindergarten through second grade, ‘My American Farm’ is now able to share important messages about agriculture with all elementary students,” said Curtis Miller, director of education for the foundation. “We are proud to be able to expand this valuable resource by continuing to add new games and resources.”
The My American Farm educational gaming resource is made possible through the generous support of title sponsor, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. To take advantage of My American Farm resources, games and activities, visit www.myamericanfarm.org.