Are you looking for some fun creative ways to entertain your little ones? How about letting them be farmers, at home, for a day? From making your own tractor and animals to ‘feeding the hens’ and ‘gathering the eggs’, there’s guaranteed fun with this cute farm craft for kids.
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If you’re looking for some simple crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, that allow for creative role play time, then these paper tractor and farm animals are are just the thing. And we’ve got free templates for you to download so you can make your own!
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Download Your Free Printable Farm Craft
You Will Need:
- 2 small cardboard boxes
- Colouring materials
1. Download and print the farm craft templates from the list below. You can choose from the black and white (which you can colour in yourself) or the coloured version of the activity.
There is a front and back sheet for the animals, tractor and trailer in either coloured or black and white, so be sure to print off both front and back for all that you require. Print as many pages as you like to make a really big farm.
- Farm animals in colour – Front and Back
- Farm animals in black and white – Front and Back
- Tractor and trailer in colour – Front and Back
- Tractor and trailer in black and white – Front and Back
2. If you choose the black and white version, it is much easier to colour all of the images before cutting them. Once ready, cut out all the animals and glue the front and back sides together to make a horse, a cow, a pig, a sheep, a dog and a chicken.
3. To make the tractor you’ll need two small boxes (I’ve used empty vitamin boxes) and glue. Cut out the coloured images of the tractor and trailer and glue them to the sides of the boxes. You can take a piece of string to join the tractor and the trailer together.
4. If the weather is nice why not take the farm outside to the garden or park, then you can have real grass and flowers to feed the grazing animals.
5. Use the tractor to transport the animals or to bring in hay from the fields to the barn. Feed carrots to the horse, apples to the pigs and corn to the hens. Collect the eggs in the henhouse and get the milk from the cow. Don’t forget to give plenty of water to the animals too as they spend a lot of time outside in the hot sun. There’s always lots of work on the farm!
6. You could set up a farm with stables, a piggery, a hen house, and so on, using blocks or boxes. Bring in the animals at the end of the day to sleep and let them out in the morning to graze in the fields where the grass and flowers are abundant.
7. Why not give names to the animals like Daisy, Clementine, Sunshine, Charlie, Bessy, Millie or whatever you and your kids can come up with?
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Have your say! Do you have a little farmer who would enjoy this fun farm craft? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!