Saturday, April 25, 2015

10 Creative Farm Animals Preschool Activities and Books

Our Top 10 Farm Animal Books

Farm animals preschool theme might be the most exciting for the little ones! Exploring what the animals are, what they do, and how they can help their human friends can uncover the wealth of new fun knowledge. In this article, you can find our top 10 farm animals stories and activities: cats and dogs, cows and pigs, chickens and ducks, hard work and friendship - what can be more engaging? Well, maybe only dinosaurs can beat that.


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Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle



Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue and his farm animal friends. The friends are the best when some help is needed!

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown



Farm animals (big and little) make funny noises while going through the day. The sweet rhymes and illustrations guide the reader through the different parts of the farm. The sun is finally setting down... What do farm animals do at the end of the day?

Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier



Millie, the milk cow, is very mischievous! She loves to scare the mail carrier visiting the farm every day. Will the farmer ever get his mail?

Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan



Lulu doesn't want to be little. She decides to go far, far away to prove that she is big. She meets different farm animals along the way (the muddy piglet is my daughter's favorite). Lulu learns that the best way to travel is with her Momma.

Check out these fun activities based on this book here: Discover Parts of a Book with Lulu the Bookmark.

The Little Red Hen by Diane Muldrow



The first intro to the work ethic and the team work. The Little Red Hen finds a grain of wheat. Will farm animals help her? There is a lot of hard working ahead!

Kids' favorite hands-on introduction to plants and seeds: Letter S is for Seeds. Introduction to Plants and Gardening.

How Big Is a Pig? by Clare Beaton



Opposites and sizes are introduced in a fun way. Spoiler: mom pig is the biggest!

Little Quack's New Friend by Lauren Thompson



An adorable duckling book! The message: it's OK to be yellow or green. What matters is being a good friend.

Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond



Being a farm dog is not an easy job! You have to take care of the farm animals and your humans.

We wrote about this book here: US States Activities: the Wild West.

How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure



This is My Firefly's favorite cat book.

The fun cat activities can be found here: Dramatic Play - Cats.

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins



All farm animals love eating apples. Will any be left for the farmer and his wife? Animals take turns coming to the beautiful apple tree and eating an apple. This book is excellent for pretend play with repetitive story line and fun animal sounds!

Check out our Apples party and dramatic play activity here: Farmer and His Animals Love Apples!

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