Kids will get excited about this collection of farm activities that are creative and fun for hands-on learning about animals and plants.
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Preschoolers love farm animals and these farm activities for kids are a great way to introduce them to life on the farm. This is a great activity to do in the spring or summertime when baby animals are born, especially if you can visit a real local farm.
Even if you can’t, these ideas are tons of fun to go along with reading books or watching a cartoon about life on the farm.
We’ve collected 2 dozen farm activities including crafts, games, lesson plans, and more! They’re intended for kids age 3-5 but younger and older kids will enjoy them too.
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Popsicle stick tractor
Every farmer needs a tractor like this cute one from Homeschool Preschool. Learn how to make a popsicle stick tractor that looks just like a classic John Deere. Little ones will need help from an adult.
Sensory farm yard
Use small plastic animals to set up a sensory farmyard. This idea from My Bored Toddler is easy to customize with what you have on hand. The tips for making this activity taste-safe for kids who put everything in their mouths are so helpful.
Muddy pig sensory art
Whether you have a kid who avoids textures or you’re a parent who avoids messy activity, you’ll be surprised to see this muddy pig sensory art is mess-free! Learn how to set this up at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.
Pig tails color sorting
This cute activity from Modern Preschool will have your kids sorting pig tails by color, counting, and exploring a simple sensory bin to practice fine motor skills all in one easy activity.
Sheep shearing craft
It’s important to let preschool practice using scissors – with supervision. Books and Giggles shares a cute paper sheep craft that kids can then use to practice shearing the sheep, just like on a farm or ranch.
Build a fence
Teach your child math and counting with a cute idea from Sharpening Arrows! This build a fence math activity is perfect for counting and practicing numbers 1 through 10.
Milk the cow
Doing a milk the cow activity is a clever way to teach your child about cows and where the milk they drink for breakfast comes from. You probably have everything you need to do this activity from Parents First.
Glittle apple stamping
Glitter apple stamping, via My Bored Toddler, is the perfect craft to make while reading a book about apples and talking about where our food comes from. If you don’t want to use glitter, this activity will work without it too.
Farmers market play
Set up a dramatic play center like The Keeper of Memories and have a pretend farmers market. Kids will love shopping and checking out, and this would be a great activity for a playdate with multiple kids.
Animal footprint puppets
Fun Handprint Art shares how to make farm animal footprint puppets. Make a few puppets, set up a pretend stage, and let your kids put on a puppet show.
Egg carton bunny
Upcycle an egg carton to make a family of egg carton bunnies. Red Ted Art has a cute craft idea that’s perfect for talking about all the different kinds of animals that live on a farm.
Animal washing station
If you’ve got a large collection of farm animals (or pick up a set from a store), you’ll love this animal washing station from Coffee Cups and Crayons. Set up your tot with their toys and a few supplies to get messy… and then clean again.
Rock chick craft
Baby chicks are so cute and your kids will love making a rock chick craft, via The Craft Train. This easy activity can be done with any large rocks, so it would be fun to do after taking a family nature walk at a local park.
Play dough station
This farm-themed play dough station from Pre-K Pages is great for open-ended playtime. Incorporate a combination of toy animals and veggies, along with some other supplies.
Sing “Old MacDonald”
Teach your child how to sing “Old MacDonald” by playing this video. Once they have learned the rhythm and pattern, encourage your child to add more animals to the song.
Set up a mini science activity and invite your preschoolers to take a closer look at some seeds. Stay at Home Educator has a wonderful learning activity using a magnifying glass and several seed packets that you can find at any garden store.
Animal LEGO mix-ups
If you have a set of LEGO DUPLO bricks, turn them into animal mix-ups and have your preschooler giggling and matching up the halves all afternoon, just like I Can Teach My Child.
Farm animal charades
Get the whole family involved in the learning process and play farm animal charades. Learn how to play from Creative Family Fun.
Foam cup farm
Kids Activities Blog always has the easiest craft ideas and these foam cup farm animals are perfect. With just a few basic craft supplies, your kids can turn a styrofoam cup into a cow, chick, or pig.
Farm animal windsock
Make a farm animal windsock (or several) with Buggy and Buddy, then hang them up to enjoy the summer breeze.
Paper plate horse
Simple Everyday Mom shares how to make a paper plate horse craft. Use their template to make just the face or attach it to a dowel or yardstick and turn it into a stick horse that your child can ride!
Scarecrow process art
Kids will love doing this scarecrow process art from Fun a Day. This activity is intended to go along with a book, but you could easily adapt it to fit whatever your lesson is for the day.
Farm animal ring toss
If you need an activity to get kids up and moving, set up a game of farm animal ring toss in your backyard. Learn how to make all the pieces of this cute kids’ game at Craftulate.
Spend a day learning about plants and animals with your preschooler. These farm activities are the perfect addition to a daily or weekly theme.
Duck finger puppets
These adorable duck finger puppets from I Heart Crafty Things are made with paper cupcake liners. Make them in traditional colors like they did or use whatever you have on hand.
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