What Mama doesn’t love farm crafts for preschoolers in the spring? I wanted to share some of my favourite farm crafts and activities today.
But first—guess what’s new over at our farm? We are building a barn! Yep, that’s right, we don’t actually have one yet.
Our ladies (now 18 of them, with their trusty rooster Christopher) currently reside in a shed that has been modified and chicken-ified. It is really a nice place for them to come home to in the evenings. They like it. But I think they deserve better.
Plus, we are planning on getting a few other animals to join our homestead in the coming year or two. Maybe a sheep, or goat… or two of each. We will see, but first, we must build them a barn.
With all the planning and pinning I have been doing with building a barn, my little ones have been enjoying many preschool farm theme activities.
I thought it would be useful to get a whole bunch of them all in one place in case you were a Mama planning a barn, too (or, more likely, planning a preschool farm theme unit). Either way, I hope you and your little ones have some fun on the farm!
If you have a little one who loves all things farms, or if you are excited about introducing your preschooler to all sorts of new and exciting things, you will LOVE my program for preschoolers! This program introduces children to a whole bunch of new topics and themes and covers ALL preschooler core skills with only ONE play-based activity per day!
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And here is a little peek at the “On the Farm” theme found within Play into Kindergarten Readiness. This theme, like all 7 of the themes, is split into your Day-by-Day plan, which includes ONE 20 minutes activity each and every day! That’s all it takes to get your preschooler set to soar.
One of the things I love most about Play into Kindergarten Readiness is how easy and natural the learning ideas are! For example, when we are tackling big preschool math skills, we turn to setting the table to learn about patterning, or heading out on a walk to learn about shapes with street signs. These natural learning ideas, mixed with some good old-fashioned preschool crafts and activities (like those below), make for a perfect preschool program! Pop on over and check it out for yourself: Play into Kindergarten Readiness
Just before we dive into these Farm themed crafts and activities for your preschooler, be sure to grab your free Number Formation Cards pack! The games and activities in this freebie are perfect for preschoolers:
Alright, now, without further ado…
45 Preschool Farm Crafts and Theme Ideas!
Big Red Barn Sensory Small World from Still Playing School – Children explore a variety of textures with this farm small world play.
Little Red Hen Retelling from Fun-A-Day – Such an awesome way for kids to tell the story of the Little Red Hen. Grab simple sensory materials, and go for it!
Peek-A-Boo Farm Animals Activity from Buggy and Buddy – Use the free printable to create a fun activity to accompany Old McDonald Had a Farm.
Sheer the Sheep Cutting Activity from School Time Snippets – What a fun combination of hand print art and fine motor scissor practice!
TP Roll Sheep from Red Ted Art – I don’t believe I have ever seen a cuter sheep craft. ADORABLE.
Tractor Track Prints from Craftulate – Such a clever way to paint “tractor” prints with kids!
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Sensory Bin from Wildflower Ramblings – The base for this sensory bin is so simple! Then add some fun farm toys and let the children tell stories and play!
Mixed Up Scarecrow Art from Fun-A-Day – Let the kids go wild creating their own “mixed-up scarecrow” with various art materials!
Who Gathered Eggs from the Chicken Coop? from Storytiming – Set up a pretend play chicken coop, then let the children gather the eggs!
Farm Animals Beginning Sounds Game from Mom Inspired Life – Help children learn beginning letter sounds with this simple matching game.
Cardboard Scarecrow Craft from Toddler Approved – The kids can design and make a scarecrow for their farm!
Milking a Cow from The Inspired Treehouse – What child wouldn’t want to “milk a cow” when exploring a farm theme!? It’s a fun hands-on activity, and it’s great for fine motor development.
Farm Yoga from Kids Yoga Stories – Try out 14 different yoga poses inspired by farm animals!
Sheep Counting Math Game from Mamas Like Me – Kids love a good dice game, and this one sure fits the bill!
Pig Pancakes from Mom to 2 Posh L’il Divas – Have a farm-themed breakfast with pig pancakes.
Harvesting the Carrot Patch from Powerful Mothering – Such an inventive idea to let the little farmers “harvest” their crop of carrots!
Harvest Sensory Play: Crops and Play Dough from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots – Such a cool experience for the kids! Designing their own farm, “planting” seeds, and harvesting wheat from play dough.
Preschool Farm Art from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – Grab some paint, toy animals, and toy tractors. Then let the kids create “muddy” footprints and tracks!
Farm Animal Charades from Creative Family Fun – Take family game night to another level with farm-themed charades!
Counting Carrots from Housing a Forest – “Plant” some carrots with the kids and work on early math skills in a hands-on way.
Matching Animals to Pictures from I Can Teach My Child – This activity is perfect for younger children as they explore what real farm animals look like.
DIY Straw Paintbrushes from Twodaloo – Let the kids use straw to paint with! These “paintbrushes” will also let them explore what straw looks and feels like.
Farm Animal Bingo from The Preschool Toolbox – Grab some farm animal bingo cards, with photos of real animals, and get the kids into bingo.
Cardboard Animals and Barn Art from Homegrown Friends – Make a dramatic play farm using paint and cardboard! This activity lets children create and use their imaginations as they learn about the farm.
Farm Animal Play Dough Exploration from Pre-K Pages – Kids can create a farm-themed small world using play dough and toy animals. This open-ended activity allows for tons of sensory and imaginative play.
Wash the Horse from Discovery Moments (link no longer available) – Set up a Montessori-inspired tray that lets children practice taking care of animals.
Simple Farm Sensory Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Grab a few items and let the children explore different textures that represent the farm.
Exploring Shapes and Colors with Color Farm from Mom to 2 Posh L’il Divas – After reading Color Farm, let the children use shapes and colors to make their own farm animals.
Farm Animals Puppet Show Craft from Sugar Aunts – After making a popsicle stick barn, kids can make animal puppets for some fun pretend play!
Farm Small World from Twodaloo (link no longer available) – Set up different farm scenes using toys and sensory materials. Great for young children to act out and explore the farm environment and its animals.
Life Cycle of a Chicken from I Heart Craft Things – The kids learn about how chickens are born while making a life cycle craft.
Farm Animal Windsocks from Buggy and Buddy – What a fun craft to make while talking about farm animals!
Farm Songs for Kids from Let’s Play Music – Most kids love to sing and dance, and these four songs are wonderful for doing just that during a farm theme!
Corn Painting from Fun-A-Day – Kids can create and explore colors and textures with this simple, but fun, farm painting activity!
Printable Farm Animal Masks from Life Over C’s – Print out some fun animal masks, then let the children pretend to be living on a farm!
Veggie Printmaking from Meri Cherry – After learning about what foods grow on the farm, let the children create art!
Tractor Footprint from Sugar Aunts – Turn the kids’ feet into a tractor with some paint and paper!
Farm Animal Story Stones from You Clever Monkey – Children love playing with rocks, and this is a great way to turn found rocks into farm animals!
Paper Plate Cow from Housing a Forest – Kids will have a blast making their own cow with some basic craft supplies.
Corn Sensory Play from Frugal Fun for Boys – Sensory play based on a basic farm staple. I love how they made the silo!
Mystery Farm Animal Book from The Educators’ Spin On It – Make a book and a silly game all in one. The kids have to use the clues to figure out each farm animal.
Sticky Sheep from Twodaloo (link no longer available) – An art and sensory activity perfect for a farm theme!
Farm Animal Bowling Game from Kids Activities Blog – Get the kids moving with a farm-themed bowling game!
Scrub the Veggies Sensory Play from PreKinders – Such a simple idea, but kids love water play ideas like this one.
Weave Woolly Sheep from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots – Just two basic materials to make this fun sheep activity.
Bleeding Tissue Paper Chick Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning – This chick is made with such a cool art technique. The kids are sure to love it!
There you have it! 45 preschool farm-theme activities to keep the kids busy while you plan your barn! (Or for whatever purpose you personally require…)
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Hope you are having a lovely Monday, friends. Thank you for visiting!