This post was created in partnership with America’s Farmers. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.
How about Some Early Learning About the Farm?!
When I was recently invited to get to know some farming moms via the American Farmer’s website, I was inspired by their focus on their families and the sacrifices they make for their farming lifestyle. Farming has always been a part of my life. I spent some time as a toddler in a playpen in our poultry barn while my mom managed over 20,000 chickens (and boy did they stink!). And after getting out of the poultry business, my dad took to raising hogs; I learned by experience with my sow, “Mortimer,” how piglets are birthed and raised. I take great pride in the fact that I come from a line of farming families. My dad and his siblings grew up on the dairy farm that my uncle and his family now run. And I sort of envy my homeschooling aunt for all of the hands-on learning that her kids get to experience on their farm. While my kids won’t have that full-time farming experience, I hope to foster an appreciation for farming, especially their farm family ancestry, in my kids through education. The American Farmer’s website has some great educational facts, videos, and farm tours, but I thought I’d gather up some fun early learning and play activities with a farm theme, too. Check ’em out…
15 Farm Themed Early Learning & Play Ideas
- Farm Small World Play (Twodaloo)
- “Cheep Cheep Farm” Play and Learning (Nurturestore)
- Free Farm Bingo Printable (Expressly Speaking)
- Cow Milking Play (Gift of Curiosity)
- Free Farm Animal Literacy Center Printables (Amy Buettner)
- Free Bilingual Farm Animal Flash Cards (Mrs. Maestra)
- Playdoh Farm Play (Sugar Aunts)
- Alphabet Corn Bin Sensory Play (B-Inspired Mama)
- Farm Painting Process Art (Twodaloo)
- DIY Farm Playmat (Create – Celebrate – Explore)
- Horse Roundup Play to Clean Up Toys (B-Inspired Mama)
- Printable Farm Playdough Mats and Puppets (Teach Easy Resources)
- Simple Farm Sensory Play (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Homemade Cardboard Play Barn (Homegrown Friends)
- Free Farm Mini Book Printable (Emily Houser)
I try to create an environment here at B-Inspired Mama where we can all appreciate our differences as moms and learn from one another. I think we can all learn something from the family-focus and tenacity of these farm moms…
What are your experiences with farming? Have you done any early learning or play activities to teach your kids about farming? Share them in the comments below!
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Heather @ Crayon Box Chronicles says
We love farm play! Great post and round-up. Thank you for sharing. Pinned.