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.
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. Here’s how to make:
You Will Need:
- 2 small cardboard boxes
- Colouring materials
1. Download and print the 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 Coloured Front & Farm Animals Coloured Back
- Farm Animals Black & White Front & Farm Animals Black & White Back
- Tractor,Trailer Coloured Front & Tractor,Trailer Coloured Back
- Tractor,Trailer Black & White Front & Tractor, Trailer Black & White Back
2. If you choose the black and white version of the activity colour all of the images before cutting them, as it is much easier. Cut out all the animals and glue the corresponding 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 etc. 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?
Over to you! Have you any more fun farm crafts to do with young kids? Let us know in the comments below.