Wide Variety of Simple Arts and Crafts Projects for Preschoolers and Young Children - Large Craft Projects | Games You Can Make and Play | Puppets | Animals to Make and Color | Additional Activities
Print the PDF files below and use them with your pre-schoolers. The directions for each activity are printed on it. Be sure to keep scissors and crayons handy!
Large Craft Projects | Games You Can Make and Play | Puppets
Animals to Make and Color | Additional Barnyard Activities
Large Craft Projects
Old MacDonald's Barn
Use these animal cut-outs, an envelope, a cardboard tube and an egg carton to build Old MacDonald's barn. Move the animals in and out while you sing the song.
My First Farm Book
Color and create an eight page book of farm animals!
Games You Can Make and Play
A memory game of barnyard animals that can be played singly or in a group.
Barnyard Song: Patterning GameDirections for Patterning Game
- Print off the big pictures and create a pattern
(example: farmer, tractor, farmer, pig, barn, silo, chick...). You can
repeat pictures as desired. Display the pattern either in a long row on the
floor, or in a checkerboard pattern on a table-top. (Might want to consider
laminating the pictures or mounting them on foam core board if they'll be
used by large groups.)
- Print out the smaller cards (laminate them or put on foam core as
desired). Make sure there is at least one smaller card for each larger card
(for instance, if you have 3 larger farmer cards, you should have 3 small
- Children then match the cards up with the pattern. Ex. They match the
farmer card to the farmer on the sheet and place the card on top of the
Barnyard Song: Rhyming Cards
Barnyard Song: Sequencing Game
Make this duck puppet with glue or tape and a clothespin and act out a story about ducks. Check your local library for stories about ducks.
The farmer and two of his animals become finger puppets with these quick, easy patterns.
Animals to Make and Color
Cornelius the Chicken
Color Cornelius and add cotton balls or other craft materials to fill in the feathers.
Use cotton balls to fluff up this duck.
Build this cow! All you'll need are crayons and scissors.
Break out the cotton balls to fluff up this lamb.
Additional Barnyard Activities
Barnyard Sewing Cards
Color the pictures and stitch around these cards with yarn to create a pretty picture and practice fine motor skills.