I love making games and activities for my kids that are great for learning and easy to prepare. I don’t have time to spend an hour preparing one activity (I barely have 10 minutes most days.) This DIY Farm Animal Game with Free Printable die is so easy to put together and so much fun to play! We had a blast with it! It’s customizable and you can use it for so many skills making it not only fun, but educational too! You’ll create the farm theme gameboard with farm stickers on a piece of construction paper, scrapbook paper, or whatever you have. This game is a great addition to other farm animal activities for preschoolers.

Farm animal create your own board game activity for preschoolers

Recommended Grade Level:

Farm Board Game Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Tape
  • Farm Animal Stickers
  • Scrapbook Paper/Cardstock

Learning With a Farm Animal Theme in Preschool

FARM ANIMALS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

FARM ACTIVITIES IN PRESCHOOL ARE A GREAT WAY FOR KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD! KIDS ARE FASCINATED BY FARMS AND EVERYTHING CONTAINED WITHIN THEM.

The free farm printable die is a great introduction to animals on the farm! Stick it in your lesson plans as a fun farm animal game for kids to play, or use it to learn vocabulary, characteristics, and other facts about farm animals.

In addition to having fun, this farm game for preschoolers is good for working on language skills. Great words to learn include: next, animal names, last, spots (on the cow), red (barn). Language skills are an extremely important part of my 4 year old’s learning, so while these words may seem basic for a preschooler, some kids still need to work on them at this point.

Make it extra fun by having the kids make the noise of the animal they land on. We did and it was hilarious! We decided when we landed on the barn, we had to make ALL of the animal noises!

Games like this also encourage good sportsmanship and patience which are essential skills for preschoolers (and anyone, really.)

In addition to learning to identify farm animals, you can pose additional questions to young learners.

  • What fruits and vegetables are grown on the farm?
  • Do you have a favorite farm animal? Why?
  • What kind of work happens on the farm?
  • Why are farms important?
This DIY Farm Game with free printable dice for preschoolers is a great way to work on language skills and good sportsmanship.

What Can Children Learn While Playing a Preschool Farm Animal Game?

PRINTABLE PRESCHOOL FARM ANIMAL GAME

PRESCHOOL FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE WORLD A BIT BETTER. THE MORE ANIMALS THEY LEARN, THE MORE COMPARING AND CONTRASTING THEY CAN DO.

Learning about the farm in preschool can extend in many directions. We don’t need to stop the preschool farm theme at animals. Kids can learn about habitat, growing food, farm equipment and tools and more.

The printable die includes five animals and a barn:

  • Horse
  • Pig
  • Cow
  • Sheep
  • Chick

How to Make the Farm Animal DIY Board Game

To Prep:

Print the preschool theme farm dice download. Cut out the cube template. Create the cube and tape the tabs to hold the cube together.

To make the gameboard, create a “path” using the stickers in a repeating pattern. I choose to weave back and forth, but you could also do a spiral with the end in the center.

To Play:

Start with the game markers at the first sticker.

Roll the die.

Move your game marker to the next sticker that matches the animal rolled on the die.

Continue to the next player.

Repeat until the first person reaches the last sticker on the board. (Player must roll to match the final sticker.)

This DIY Farm Game for preschoolers is a great way to work on language skills and good sportsmanship.

Extend the Activity

Expand Background

Increase background knowledge with videos on YouTube that can show kids the different animals that live on the farm (or elsewhere). Continue with dramatic play on the farm after learning.

Sensory Bin

A farm themed sensory bin complete with plastic farm animals is a great way to implement sensory play into learning about animals and continue to work fine motor skills.

Picture Matching

Give your child real-life farm animal pictures and see if they can match them to the farm animal printable die pictures or a different farm animal worksheet

Download the Free Animal Die here for the DIY Farm Animal Game.

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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5 Comments

  1. These teddy bear cards are really cute. They are for my grandson who is having a little difficulty remembering the numbers. I think by doing some counting activities with objects it will help. I have little rubber/plastic pigs and am looking for some counting cards 1-10 but I didn’t see any specific ones on your website.

  2. We are featuring you on our #laughlearnlinkup this Tuesday! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great resource – I teach a farm themed mini class as part of my Signing Smart offerings. This would be a fun game for some of my older students!

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