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 in my own backyard!
So, let’s get farming! And you don’t need your own farm or even backyard for these fantastic farm theme preschool activities!
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 and develop oral language skills.
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!
The BEST Farm Activities for Preschoolers
You won’t find any farm themed worksheets here, but you’ll find lots of interactive and hands-on farm activities that are educational. Be sure to grab all the FREE farm printables, too!
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!
Free Chicken & Egg Alphabet Matching Cards
Many preschoolers have little real-life connections to farms, but a preschool farm theme remains one of high interest to young children. Add these chicken and egg alphabet matching cards to your preschool farm activities this fall.
FREE Pumpkin Alphabet Cards and 5 Literacy Activities to Use Them
These free printable pumpkin alphabet cards have so many uses in your preschool classroom! This post includes five literacy activities you can add to your fall lesson plans using this single set of pumpkin alphabet cards.
Easy Seed Name Activity for Preschoolers
This seed name recognition activity for preschoolers is an easy and fun learning activity! Include it in your farm theme lesson plans for fine motor work too.
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!
Five Cows All Black and White Song
We sang Five Cows All Black and White to practice one to one correspondence. The students loved this song just as much as the others and it was such a fun way to teach one to one correspondence!
Pumpkin Math Activity the Kids Will Love
This pumpkin math activity is the perfect way to add hands-on learning to review numbers 1-10 or 1-20. It's fun for a farm them too! Simply add them to water and watch learning unfold.
6 Preschool Fruit & Veggie Math Activities
These printable fruit and vegetable math activities are an awesome way to incorporate nutrition into a farm theme while learning patterns.
6 Apple Theme Math Activities for Preschoolers
These six apple theme math activities for preschoolers and kinder students are perfect for a farm theme. They also make great preschool centers and even busy bags!
Teach Twice the Math with FREE These Pumpkin Counting Cards
With these free pumpkin counting cards, your preschooler gets in twice the counting practice all wrapped up in some autumn theme playdough fun. It's perfect for a farm theme too!
FREE Ten Frame Gardening Printable for Preschoolers
This ten frame gardening printable not only teaches counting from 1-20 and number identification but also a little about the lifecycle of a flower. With it being low prep, this printable garden activity is perfect for a farm theme.
Corn Craft Ten Frame Counting Activity
This corn craft is also a number identification and counting activity, as well as a fine motor activity. It would fit in perfectly with farm theme preschool lesson plans.
Farm Activity for Preschoolers
This simple farm animal sorting activity is a favorite activity of three and four year olds. With these rainbow farm animals preschoolers can sort them in a variety of playful ways.
Farm Math Activities with Free Printable Pattern Cards
Preschoolers adore learning about farm animals. I’m always looking for new ways to bring the farm theme to life for them. One way is by offering my preschoolers multiple farm math activities, like these farm animal pattern cards.
Farm Theme Shape Activities for Preschoolers
Learning about shapes is an important part of early childhood classrooms. Here we have a farm themed shape activity to pair with our fall activities.
"Farmer Brown Has Five Red Apples" Song with Printable
The song “Farmer Brown Has Five Red Apples” is always a favorite this time of year and I’m sharing a fun, FREE printable to go along with it! My preschoolers love this apple song! It's perfect for a farm theme!
Apple Counting Cards
It’s apple harvest season, which means that fall is here. These apple counting cards pair perfectly with a farm preschool theme.
5 Clean and Squeaky Pigs Song and Printable
This adorable farm theme circle time song will be a big hit with your little ones! Sung to the tune of, “Five Little Speckled Frogs”, these silly little piggies go from squeaky clean to a muddy mess!…all while building counting skills with your preschoolers and oink-oinking along.
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.
Journaling about the Farm With Preschoolers
Journaling with preschoolers is always a fun way to hear their stories. Journaling with preschoolers is a step toward further developing emergent writing skills in addition to making text to speech connections.
Food and Nutrition Letter Tracing Worksheets
These free fruit and vegetable themed letter tracing worksheets are perfect to add to your preschool writing center during a farm theme.
Pumpkin Drop Fine Motor Activity
Pumpkin Drop is a fun fall fine motor activities that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who need encouragement and practice using the pincher grasp. Add this easy fine motor activity to your farm preschool activities this season.
Farm Themed Fine Motor Activity: Scooping and Pouring Corn Kernels
Corn kernels make a great sensory bin filler, and they are even better for a farm themed scooping and pouring activity for toddlers. So grab a jug of popcorn kernels and offer this creative farm sensory bin to your toddlers this fall.
Farm Science Activities for Preschoolers
These preschool science activities are hands-on fun that is perfect for a farm theme!
Tracking Watermelon Growth: a Gardening and Measuring Activity For the Kids
Tracking Watermelon Growth is an excellent math and science activity for a farm theme. It gets the kids outside, playing in the dirt and learning.
Investigating Seeds in Preschool Farm Theme Science Center
Preschool farm activities include a lot of fun with learning about animals and tractors, fruits and vegetables but what about learning about the seeds that grow into the food we eat? It’s easy to add some seed packets to your preschool farm theme science center.
New Seed Activities Perfect for Preschool Farm Theme
Preschoolers love learning about seeds and growing plants, too! This post features new seed activities for a preschool 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!
Lettuce Process Art - a Food and Nutrition Craft
This lettuce process art activity is a food and nutrition craft where children can create their own lettuce art using craft supplies you already have on hand. It fits in perfectly with a farm theme too!
Fruit, Vegetable and Seed Collage
This Fruit, Vegetable and Seed Collage is great for a farm them. Preschoolers will create a unique piece of art with cutouts of fruits, vegetables and a sprinkling of seeds.
Layered Pumpkins Craft
This layered pumpkin craft not only looks festive and fun, but is also a wonderful craft to strengthen math skills. You can use this activity to learn about patterns, sizing, measuring, and categorizing.
Tissue Painted Mini Pumpkins
This pumpkin process art to in any autumn, Halloween, or farm theme in preschool. The students were so happy to make painted tissue paper mini pumpkins during our harvest party.
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!
15 Free Farm Theme Printables for Preschoolers
There are so many great farm themed activities for preschoolers and so many different ways to bring the farm right into our lessons. Learning about the farm is one of our favorite learning themes.
FREE Farm Theme Printable - Old Maid Card Game
My classes have always been so responsive to any preschool farm activities I present them, and this Old Maid inspired card game was no different. My preschoolers adored it, and so I’m sharing my farm theme printable with you, and it’s completely free, too!
Use FREE Farm Animal Printables to Develop Language Skills
Help develop your preschooler’s language skills with FREE farm animal printables! It’s easy and effective, but best of all, it takes literally no prep work at all!
20+ Garden Themed Printables for Preschoolers
Kids are always interested in doing what adults in their life are doing, these garden themed learning activities are great for your farm themed preschool lesson plans.
20 Educational Farm Activities for Preschoolers
Between games, counting, and crafting there are so many different preschool farm activities that will fit right into any farm theme. These activities are not only fun but educational too!
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!
Veggie Garden Playdough Invitation to Play
This vegetable garden play dough invitation to play is not only a fun way to incorporate some math and sensory play into your farm theme, but also a non-imposing way to teach children about vegetables!
Farm Theme Sensory Activity Inspired by The Little Blue Truck
The story Little Blue Truck, a classic and a favorite at our house, makes a fantastic story for a sensory story retell. It also aligns well with a farm theme and vocabulary development, all of which inspired this farm theme sensory activity!
Tractor and Farm Small World Play
One of my favorite things to offer my preschoolers are small world play settings. Autumn is the perfect time to invite preschoolers to this small world, as the seasons are changing from summer to fall and the farmers are out harvesting their fields.
Farm Animal Matching Sensory Bin
This simple farm animal matching sensory bin uses popcorn kernels as a filler and includes a variety of farm animal figurines, farm animal magnets and pictures of farm animals.
Tractor and Seeds Sensory Bin
Preschoolers will have fun exploring the different seeds and playing with the seeds, empty seed packets and toy tractors.
Food and Nutrition Sensory Bin with Printable Fruit and Veggie Cards
Preschoolers and toddlers seek sensory activities because it’s a developmentally appropriate way for their brains to learn and take in information. Try adding this fruit and veggie sensory bin to your farm theme activities.
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.
Free Farm Preschool Lesson Plans
Looking for some fun farm activities for preschoolers to add to your preschool lesson plans? Here are 16 easy activities you can add to your farm theme preschool lesson plans this fall.
Free Pumpkin Lesson Plans for Preschool
This pumpkin themed preschool lesson plan includes 16 fun learning activities that would be great for a farm theme too!
Free Preschool Lesson Plans for Gardening Theme
This garden themed preschool lesson plan has 16+ fun learning activities that would fit in with a farm theme as well.
Free Nuts and Seeds Printable Lesson Plans for Preschool
Fall lesson planning offers some of the best preschool activities for autumn. Try these free printable lesson plans for preschool where all the activities are centered around nuts and seeds! Perfect for a farm theme!
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