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 Lesson Plans for Preschoolers: Farm Theme Activities
Farm theme activities are a staple in most preschool curricula and fall time preschool lesson plans.
This is not unintentional and it’s not just force of habit, either.
Farms make a fantastic learning theme for preschoolers. They allow preschoolers to interact with something very familiar since farms are so common in the United States. Even for those who live in large cities, a drive to the farm is only a couple of hours away at most.
Since they’re already so familiar with farms, preschoolers come to lessons already having some background knowledge, which helps them make even more connections in learning.
Be sure to check out all my farm theme activities for preschoolers. This page hosts all the best activities for a preschool farm theme. You can drop any of those activities into your preschool lesson plans this fall.
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While it’s traditional to teach a farm preschool theme in the fall, the truth is that a preschool farm theme can also be taught in spring when the tractors are back out and the farmers are planting their spring seeds.
I love introducing a farm theme to my preschoolers with this tractor and farm small world. And this farm sensory bin is an easy set-up for anytime!
But I do like to teach a farm theme best in the fall, which is why I had to create a set of farm preschool lesson plans this week. Because it’s harvest season where we live, we never fail to see a farmer out with his tractor while we’re on our daily drives to school and errands.
Speaking of harvest season, try this awesome harvest process art collage!
These lesson plans are a set of 16+ farm-themed activities, all collected and made into printable farm lesson plans for preschoolers. They are one of (soon to be) more than 40 sets of weekly preschool lesson plans in my Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans Collection.
Farm Activities for Preschool Lesson Plans
These farm themed activities are perfect for homeschool preschool or for the classroom. Try any of these low-prep activities in your farm preschool theme this fall.
Literacy Activities for a Farm Preschool Theme
Farm Vocabulary – Looking at farm animal pictures is perfect for building language and encouraging new vocabulary, and can be used in lots of ways! Lay some pictures of farm animals on the table or floor. Ask your preschooler questions like, “Where is the goat? How is the goat similar or different from the sheep? What animal makes the moo sound? Where are the rooster’s claws? Do humans have claws?” If you don’t have farm animal pictures, search for some on the internet. Or have your preschooler quiz you; they love to be the ”teacher!”
Food (Garden) Letter Tracing – Bring the garden inside with this fun writing practice activity. Print these letter tracing worksheets and encourage your preschooler to think of other words that begin with that letter sound. To make it even more challenging, encourage your preschooler to think of only farm or animal words that begin with that sound.
Math and Science Activities for a Farm Preschool Theme
Corn Cob Counting – Start by printing this corn counting sheet and invite your preschooler to roll two dice, count the dots, and find the matching number on the corn cob. Use yellow dot stickers or a yellow crayon to mark the correct number.
Farmer Brown’s Apples – Build those counting skills while singing along to Farmer Brown’s chant. Using red buttons or objects, encourage your preschooler to sing the song and lay out the correct number of apples for Farmer Brown.
Seed Investigation – Using any seeds available, invite your preschooler to interact, feel, and even plant the seeds like a true farmer!
Playful Learning Activities for a Farm Preschool Theme
Farm Dance – Turn on some silly tunes and imagine you are a farm animal! Get on all fours and walk like a cow while saying, “Mooooo.” Or bark like a dog and “eat” a bone. Just have fun!
Sidewalk Chalk – Head outside and bring the chalk! Encourage your preschooler to draw anything they like. If your preschooler needs help drawing, encourage him or her to think of the shapes (circles, triangles, squares, etc.) in the picture. This is a fantastic activity for all ages, especially toddlers.
Bubble Challenge – Grab some bubbles and try to make a big bubble. Do you have to blow hard or soft? Do you have to move the wand fast or keep it still? Try adding food coloring to make colored bubbles!
Social-Emotional Activities for a Farm Preschool Theme
Farm Animal Feelings – Go to YouTube and listen to the story “The Grumpy Morning” by Darcia Lebrosse. Discuss how we all have feelings…even animals! In this story, the animals are hungry and grumpy waiting for their food to arrive. Help your preschooler identify ways to turn a grumpy morning into a happy morning and the importance of being patient. Chat about all the feelings that the animals were feeling and how they feel at the end of the story.
Farm Coloring – Print out a few farm coloring pages or invite your preschooler to draw their own illustrations. Set a timer for 5-10 mins and tell your preschooler that during this coloring time, they will focus on being mindful and calm, breathing in and out, and perhaps listening to calming music and resetting their bodies. Model taking a few deep breaths, breathing out slowly, and keeping bodies still. Remind your preschooler that they can be mindful of their bodies anytime they feel unsettled or wild, even if they aren’t able to stop and color. After the timer ends, celebrate your preschooler for practicing mindfulness coping skills!
Just Plain Fun Activities for a Farm Preschool Theme
Play Farm Old Maid – After printing these cards, gather all the players and deal the cards evenly. Then, look at the cards you’ve been dealt and make match piles off to the side. The goal is to make as many matches as possible without getting stuck with the “old maid” or the farmer in this game.
Playdough Farm – Invite your preschooler to create a farm scene with playdough. Encourage him or her to make farm animals, a barn, farm vehicles, or a garden.
Farmer Role Play – Invite your preschooler to pretend to be a farmer. Tend to the animals and water the garden. Don’t forget to drive the tractor!
Get Online Activities for a Farm Preschool Theme
Online Story – Go to YouTube and listen to the book “Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle. Invite your child to help you identify the rhymes on each page.
Virtual Field Trip to the Farm – Have you ever been to a farm? Head to YouTube and go on a field trip to The Little Farm and watch as preschoolers feed and care for all the farm animals. Meet baby chicks, a goose, goats, and more on this fun virtual adventure!
Old McDonald Had a Farm – Listen to this classic song and sing along! This is a preschool favorite and a great way to build rhythm, memory, and language skills.
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I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.