Farm Preschool Activities for Kids Farm Theme

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Farm Animals

What is your child’s favorite thing to learn about? For my son it’s ANIMALS! Kids of ALL ages love animals and one of our favorite themes is FARM Animals!

Farm Activity Calendar

We used this Farm theme Activity Calendar for our preschool at home studies (and a revised version for First Grade this year).

You can make a simple Activity Calendar by printing out a Google Calendar and jotting down the activities you want to try to and keep yourself organized or grab mine for free.

farm activity calendar

Customize your theme by asking and answering these questions for yourself:

What types of animals are on the farm?

We will focus on animals like; cows, sheep, goats, Chickens & Roosters, Pigs. How they live on a farm (what they need, where they sleep, etc.)

What are the best farm books?

Read Books and draw pictures to find out where they live on the farm (barn, pasture, coop, pen, etc.) and what they eat, and how they help people (if your family talks about animals raised for food).

How do I introduce a Farm theme?

We use play based learning activities to introduce topics and teach kids the skills they need to be successful in school.

A fun way to introduce a FARM Theme for PREK and younger kids is with songs!


Best Farm SONGS:

Old MACDONALD had a farm

E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a pig
E-I-E-I-O
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink
Everywhere a oink oink
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

 

 

Our revised Farm eBook is best suited for kids PRE-K to Grade 1 and full of play-based learning ideas including snack ideas, sensory play, Maker, Book Lists, Math Activities, etc.

 

A farmer in the Dell

The farmer in the dell (2x)
Hi-ho,[2] the dairy-o
The farmer in the dell

The farmer takes the wife (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The farmer takes the wife

The wife takes the child (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The wife takes the child

The child takes the nurse (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The child takes the nurse

The nurse takes the bull (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The nurse takes the bull

The bull takes the cow (2x)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The bull takes the cow

The cow takes the dog (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The cow takes the dog

The dog takes the cat (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The dog takes the cat

The cat takes the mouse (or rat) (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The cat takes the mouse(or rat)

The mouse (or rat) takes the cheese (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The mouse (or rat) takes the cheese

The cheese stands alone (2×)
Hi-ho, the derry-o…
The cheese stands alone

This is the Way We…

This is the way we plant the hay
plant the hay, plant the hay
This is the way we plant the hay so early in the morning
This is the way we feed the chickens
Feed the chickens, feed the chickens
This is the way we feed the chickens so early in the morning.

This is the way we chop the wood
chop the wood, chop the wood
This is the way we chop the wood so early in the morning

This is the way we milk the cows
Milk the cows, milk the cows
This is the way we milk the cows so early in the morning
Ho Down

Barnyard Dance

The barnyard dance is about to begin
Hitch up your pants and jump right in (grab belt loops)
Husk the corn (making husking motion)
Feed the chickens (act like scattering grain)
Crow with the rooster in the early morn
Bow to your partner (bow)
Wave hello (wave)
Clap your hands and tap your toe (Tap Your feet)
Pick the apples (bend down)
Milk the cow (making milking motion)
Hoe the weeds and push the plow
The barnyard dance has come to an end
Kick up your heels and start again

You Tube 

Stream this album free online with Amazon Music Unlimited (they offer 30 day free trial).

I wasn’t able to find a copy of this exact album but a similar album has other fun farm animal songs.

The Best of Laurie Berkner Band 

Pig on Her Head

I know a Chicken

Two Tomatoes: Music CD & Teaching Material

Pig on Her Head

Bumblebee (buzz buzz)

The Valley of the Vegetables

Lots of Little Pigs

This is one of my all-time favorite kid bands! Her music is upbeat and clever. The children AND adults in my family both enjoy her music!

FARM Enrichment Experiences: 

Do you remember your favorite family trip as a kid?

Many people take their kids to a petting zoo or pumpkin patch each year because it is a family tradition or it’s just good clean fun (so to speak- my son always comes home messy)!

We preschool at home and I plan most of our themed units around enrichment experiences.  Check out what your local area has to offer for petting zoos or call around to nearby farms and see if they have a program where kids can come check out the animals.

If that isn’t an option try a Pumpkin Patch they are usually open late September until the end of October.


 

 


Related FARM Toys:

Toddler Barn

Fold & go Barn by Melissa & Doug

 

Farm Animal Figures with Fencing

Vehicles only

Animals (only) 

Sensory Play

If you do not have access to a farm or Pumpkin Patch try making a Farm Themed Sensory Bin.  This bin is an indoor/outdoor activity.

NOTE: I pick up my sensory bin materials about a season in advance. The materials for our Ocean Sensory Bin were purchased a season in advance and I recommend looking out for Fall or farm themed toys in the summer and grab ’em while you can or they’ll be gone by August I can almost guarantee it!

Indoor/ Outdoor Play Area or Dramatic Play Center

Backyard Farmer’s Market:

These are great to have ready to go for those scorching hot early fall days anyway!

 

Farm Preschool Activities for Kids Farm Theme
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