A farm preschool theme is consistently a hit with preschoolers. We’ve rounded up a collection of top-notch farm activities for preschoolers, and we’re excited to present them to you. We love thematic learning here at Stay At Home Educator.
There are enough farm activities in this list to do all your preschool lesson planning.
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!
Imagine the excitement in the classroom as little ones dive into a farm preschool theme! It’s a load of fun as they explore farm animals, learn about crops, and maybe even have a taste of fresh produce.
From adorable farm crafts to farm games, this theme brings a whole new level of enjoyment to learning. It’s a hands-on adventure that sparks curiosity, (and so many questions!) You’ll be amazed at the oral language development that will take place in a theme like this one.
Even if your preschool is urban, these farm theme activities will bring farm into your classroom, making it feel life real life down on the farm.
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What is a Farm for Preschoolers?
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. Be sure to read lots and lot of farm books for preschoolers, too! (We have a bunch listed in this post).
When describing a farm to my preschoolers, I might say something like this:
A farm is a special place where farmers grow plants and take care of animals. Picture a big piece of land with fields full of tall plants like corn and wheat. Farmers plant these seeds and make sure they get plenty of sunlight and water so they can grow big and strong.
On the farm, you’ll find animals like cows, pigs, chickens, and goats. They live in a cozy barn, a bit like a big house for animals, where they sleep and stay safe. Farmers feed these animals and make sure they’re happy and healthy.
Farm Activities for Preschoolers
There are so many topics to cover when teaching a farm preschool theme. It’s more than just farm animal activities, although that’s a big part of it!
When considering fun preschool activities for a preschool farm theme, you can teach about seeds, gardening, food, farm animals, and more! Check out these fantastic farm ideas.
For your convenience, these activities have been grouped by skill, so you will easily be able to find just the right activity to perfect your farm theme!
Farm Literacy Activities for Preschool
Explore the world of reading with farm-themed literacy activities for preschoolers. These simple and engaging activities will help them discover letters, sounds, and words while having fun with their favorite farm friends.
- Farm Alphabet Matching Cards
- Farm Picture Cards for Oral Language Development
- Pumpkin Colors Booklet
Farm Math Activities for Preschoolers
Making learning numbers and shapes fun with these farm math activities for preschoolers. These engaging activities make learning math concepts like counting, patterns, and basic shapes exciting and relatable as they interact with the farm environment.
- Farm Theme Shape Mats
- 5 Clean & Squeaky Pigs Counting Song
- Farm Animal Patterning Cards
- Journaling With Preschoolers About the Farm
- Farmer Brown Has 5 Red Apples
- Farm Animals Sorting
Farm Crafts for Preschool
Get creative with farm craft activities for preschoolers. These hands-on projects allow them to bring their favorite farm animals and scenes to life while developing fine motor skills and fostering imaginative play.
- Seed Name Recognition Activity
- Farm to Table Collages
- Corn Tissue Craft
- Tissue Paper Painted Pumpkins
Farm Science Activities for Preschoolers
These activities are for your budding agriculturalists. Through these hands-on science activities, they can explore concepts like seed and plant growth while having a blast in the farm-inspired setting.
Farm Play Ideas
Engage in farm play ideas! Set up a mini farm with toy animals, create pretend farmer’s markets, or design sensory bins filled with materials like hay and toy crops. These play ideas offer a fun and educational way for kids to explore farm life and spark their creativity.
- Farm Theme Old Maid Card Game
- Corn Kernel Sensory Bin
- Little Blue Truck Farm Sensory Bin
- Tractor & Farm Small World Play
Farm Books for Preschool
Choosing out farm books for preschool is just as important as any other aspect of preschool lesson planning. Since most preschoolers don’t have hands-on experience with life on the farm, books can be an amazing avenue for bringing the farm into the classroom.
Farm Activities for Toddlers
Toddlers will benefit most from sensory based and hands-on farm activities. Make learning fun! Here are some simple farm ideas that are perfect for the toddler classroom.
- Farm Animal Match: Set up a game where toddlers match toy animals to pictures of their real-life counterparts.
- Sensory Bin Fun: Create a sensory bin with dried corn, hay, and toy animals for tactile exploration.
- Barnyard Dramatic Play: Transform a corner into a mini barn with animal masks and pretend play props.
- Farm Book Nook: Set up a cozy reading corner with farm-themed books and soft stuffed animals.
- Tractor Painting: Let toddlers use toy tractors to paint colorful tracks on paper.
- Planting Seeds: Teach them about planting by letting them sow seeds in small pots.
- Feeding the Animals: Create a pretend feeding station for toy animals, using small containers of “food.”
- Hay Stack Exploration: Introduce hay bales for climbing, building, and sensory play.
- Muddy Pig Play: Fill a tub with brown sensory material (like chocolate pudding) for pigs to “mud” around in.
- Chick Hatching: Put large, yellow pom poms (baby chicks) in Easter eggs and “hatch” them with a fun surprise.
- Corn Cob Painting: Provide corn cobs as paintbrushes for a unique painting experience.
- Cow Milking: Set up a pretend milking station using rubber gloves and water-filled gloves.
Farm Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
Looking for even more ideas on what to add to your farm lesson plans for preschoolers? Or are you just ready for soem done-for-you preschool lesson plans? Try these: