A very popular theme to do in the fall is a farm preschool theme, and it is always a preschool favorite! We’ve gathered up some of the BEST farm activities for preschoolers and can’t wait to share them with you! They are a great addition to your other fall activities for preschool.
There are enough farm activities in this list to do all your preschool lesson planning.
FANTASTIC FARM ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Young children are naturally drawn to farm activities. From seeing farm animals at a petting zoo to mimicking farm animal sounds, kids will love farm theme activities!
Farm activities have a special place in my own heart too. My house growing up only had a one-acre lot, but my dad was meant to be a farmer! He was bound and determined to teach his eight kids how to garden and care for animals. Most of my siblings grew up to raise (and slaughter) their own poultry, pork and beef, and all of us have gardens of some sort.
As adults, my siblings and enjoy teaching our own kids about gardening and caring for our food, just as my dad did. Essentially, my dad prepped me to continually teach a farm theme!
So, let’s get farming!
Frequently Asked Questions about Preschool Farm Theme
Farm activities include those involved in rearing livestock and growing crops. A farm is a large piece of land used for such activities.
Since many preschoolers have little connection to farm life, try to teach preschoolers about farming by sharing pictures of farmland, barns, farm animals, and tractors. You can use small world play to teach new farm vocabulary.
If you live in an area where there is farmland, go on a field trip to a local farm or take a drive to view farms during planting or harvesting seasons.
Toddlers will benefit most from hands-on and sensory-based farm activities. Make learning fun! Have your toddler use toy tractors to make tracks in paint, make a “muddy pen” for toy farm animals, or engage in some pretend play and act out different animals. Farm sensory bins and farm small worlds are always a hit, too!
Toddlers love to sing and dance, so don’t forget circle time activities and gross motor games like Duck, Duck Goose.
Like any other preschool lesson plans, your farm theme lesson plans should include a balance of content areas. Add farm theme science activities like investigating seeds, measuring plant growth, and learning about life cycles. Include farm theme math activities like these farm patterning cards or this corn craft and counting activity.
Ideas for farm theme learning activities should also include lots of literacy and sensory play, too. And don’t forget farm theme crafts and art activities!
Alphabet Farm Activities for Preschoolers
These preschool alphabet activities are great for a farm theme! They cover letter recognition, uppercase and lowercase letter matching, beginning sounds and more!
Farm Math Activities for Preschoolers
These preschool math activities are perfect for a farm theme! They will cover number recognition, counting, patterning, one to one correspondence and more!
Fine Motor and Writing Farm Activities for Preschoolers
A farm theme deserves some fine motor practice too. Since a farm theme is typically taught at the beginning of the school year, it’s even more important to engage children in extra fine motor work as they are still developing a mature pencil grasp.
So scroll through some of these awesome farm theme activities that will encourage fine motor development.
Farm Science Activities for Preschoolers
These preschool science activities are hands-on fun that is perfect for a farm theme!
Farm Art and Craft Activities for Preschoolers
These preschool process art and craft activities are unique, but awesome for a preschool farm themed unit!
Farm Printable Activities for Preschoolers
Here are dozens of free farm themed printables for preschoolers that will be great for your farm themed lesson plans!
Farm Theme Sensory Activities for Preschoolers
Sensory play is an important piece in preschool lesson planning, and these sensory farm activities will engage all your preschooler's senses.
Some of our all-time favorite farm activities are in this list because…well…you’ve just got to take a look at these amazing farm sensory bins!
Farm Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
These Learn at Home Preschool Lesson Plans include a farm theme, but also a pumpkin patch theme, gardening theme and a seeds theme.
NEED MORE THAN JUST FARM ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS?
I’m glad you’re here for the farm activities, but this site offers so much more than fun activities for your farm preschool theme. In fact, I have collections and collections of activities for just about any preschool theme! Many of those activities include free printables, so be sure to grab some before you go, and if you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll receive the most up-to-date resources available!