9 Fun Farm Animal Activities for Preschoolers and Big Kids

Which child doesn’t love farm animal?

These fun farm animal projects are not only easy to make but also stunning to displace at home or in your classroom.

Try one of these hands-on, counting, or fine motor skills projects and combine them with a farm-themed animal educational lesson.

Let’s dive right in.

9 Farm Animal activities

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Farm Animal Activities

As many of you know by now I m a mom of 3 little tigers and we live on a farm in Bavaria, Germany. From birth on all of my children are obsessed with our farm and everything that comes with it.

From all the different animals to the big tractors and harvesters. Every day the kids go for a bulldog ride with their grandfather and while walking they visit all neighbor farmers to see their animals as well.

During the different seasons, my kids learn naturally when to plant the fields, how the different crops grow and when they will be harvested, and what the different field fruits are used for. We used to have bulls but now only hold pigs.

They help their grandfather to feed them and see them grow. We visit the cow farm next door and just recently were part of their corn harvest which they turned into cow food for the rest of the year.

My children are fortunate to learn through everyday life, they get the chance to see, feel, and participate. Nevertheless, you don’t need to have a farm at home to learn about farm animals and farming.

Just simply use the next nice weekend to visit a nearby farm, petting zoo or even many big pumpkin patches have farm animals during the fall.

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Farm Animal Books

After or prior to such fun family activities we love to go to the library and pick them related books so we can talk about what we saw or will see and end the weekend with a theme-related fun kids craft, STEM activity, or art project.

Here our favorite farm-related books:

The first and most fun farm animal-related activity is by far feeding the animals.

Let’s be honest nothing will brighten your child’s day more than to get the chance to see the animals in real and be able to touch them and feed them.

Nevertheless, there might not be a chance to do that right now, therefore here some do at home farm animals projects and ideas for kids.

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The full step by step instructions of every activity can be found by clicking on the project title. Enjoy!

Farm Animal Dot Marker Printables

By Two Pink Peonies
Dot markers are all the fun without any of the mess. These free farm animal dot markers are great for learning about farm animals as well as developing hand-eye coordination. There is no sign up required to download.

Do a dot farm printables

Fun on the Farm Sensory Play Fun

By Lil Tigers
Try this awesome corn sensory play activity and get your tractors out and have fun on the farm and feed your animals. It is the perfect hand eye coordination and cross motor skill activity.

Corn Sensory Bin for Kids - Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm Corner Book Marks

By Red Ted Art
We love making corner bookmarks. They are great for fine motor skills and encourage reading. Here is a set of adorable Farmyard Bookmark ideas!

farm corner bookmarks

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DIY Horse Favor Bags

By Lil Tigers
Create your own DIY horse party treat bags in a matter of minutes. All you need is paper lunch bags and a handful crafts supplies. Read more.

DIY horse favor bags

Yellow Chick Paper Plate Craft

By Mom Wife Busy Life
Create this adorable yellow chick craft with pom poms! This is a great activity to do with the kids when learning about farm animals!


Farm Animal Party Treats

By The Inspiration Edit
Today we have a super fun farm animal themed party food idea. If your little one is loving barn animals, is a fan of Donkeys, or your teaching an “on the farm” unit at preschool, this could be a great farm animal themed activity to do with the kids.

Farm Animals Word Search

By Maple Planners
Free Printable Farm Animals Word Search to help your kids learn all about the farm animals as well as learn how to spell their names.

Free Fall Cutting Printables

By Simply Full of Delight
Practice those cutting skills with these adorable printables! Fill the tractor’s wagon with pumpkins and cut the lines to help the farmer with the harvest!

farm educational printables

DIY Old MacDonald Toy Farm Animals

By Danya Banya
Make your own peg farm animals. Perfect for singing nursery rhymes like Old MacDonald Had A Farm, or for farm-themed play.

farm animal toys

Pine Cone Farm Animals: Pig, Cow, Lamp, Rooster, Chick

By Manda Panda Projects
Make farm animals out of pine cones with just a few basic supplies.

Pine Cone Farm Animals

DIY Handprint Chicken Project

By Lil Tigers
This super cute and easy handprint chicken project. Your kids will love it!

handprint chicken art

I hope you liked these fun farm animal projects for your children.

Don’t forget to let me know whether your kids enjoyed them and which one you tried. Leave a comment below and add a picture.

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