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 chickenfied. 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!
Here they are: 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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 …)
Hope you are having a lovely Monday friends, thank you for visiting!