Who doesn’t love the farm? Kids learn about farm animals early through books and songs, does anyone not know Old McDonald? These are great farm themed crafts and books to use any time of year with any age. These are some of our favorites.
How Big Is a Pig? by Claire Beaton has fast become a favorite in our house around bedtime. I love the felt illustrations, the detail amazes me and helps distract me from noticing that I have read it 20 times in as many minutes. The story itself is great too, it focuses on opposites in the farmyard with a zippy rhyming text.
Updated for 2010 – at almost 4 my son still loves this book ( so much so that he wouldn’t allow me to move it to his sister’s room with the other board books) and now” reads” it along with me. Still a fun read at his age!
Big Red Barn Big Book by Margaret Wise Brown is the inspiration for this craft, and an increasingly one of my very favorite books. The story is simple readers see a day in the life of a big red barn and all the animals inside. Each animal is introduced in the seamless text that reads like a melodic poem. It’s calm , soothing and Felicia Bond’s illustrations are perfect, I love how the sky subtly changes as the night beckons. A wonderful book for any time, including during farm themed crafts, but especially poignant before bed.
Bobby Tracey Campbell Pearson is a darling story about a Rooster who doesn”™t know how to cock a doodle do ! He asks his barnyard friends but they are cats, dogs, cows and more. He learns how to meow , bark and moo! Eventually he does find an older rooster to show him the ropes but it”™s the other sounds that end up saving Bob and his friends from a sly fox! Really enjoyed the book, my son thought it was funny and the message about learning about other languages is a lovely one to teach your child.
Even more Farm Books
Oh, this is very neat. I just happened to be sitting next to construction paper, so we tried making the sheep. Remmy, however, decided that she’s scared of cotton balls – ha! I’ll bookmark this for the future. We live near a farm, so we’ll incorporate these crafts next time we go there. Thanks!
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My son was adverse to feathers for the longest time. Try white tissue paper instead !
What a coincidence! I am planning my son’s farm-themed 2nd birthday and was trying to come up with a craft. I knew you’d have a ton of ideas, so I came straight over, but didn’t think there would be a bunch right on the front page! I especially love the corn project. Thanks for the inspiration, as always! 🙂
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Valerie @ FFFB says
Love the bubble wrap corn — VERY cute!!! My oldest daughter wants to be a farmer when she grows up, so I’m sure these will be a big hit with her! 🙂
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Tara @ Feels like home says
The Big Red Barn is Grace’s absolute favorite, most worn book. I think we read it ten times a day for her first two years. She has always loved the animals and the story. She hasn’t asked for it in a while, but I can still recite the whole thing in my head. I just adore that book. 🙂
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