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Harvest and Farm Preschool Activities, Games, and Lessons

Harvest and Farm activities and games for preschool and kindergarten

Harvest and foods that come from a farm preschool and kindergarten activities. Have fun learning about the work of a farmer on the field and all the foods that come from a farm. Farming is a very important part of you and your child's life. Fruits and vegetables come from farms. The milk you drink and eggs you eat come from farms. Grains for cereals and bread come from farms. And the meat and beans that help make up your dinner and your bones strong come from farms. Below are some samples of our farm activities, crafts, games, and printables available on our KidsSoup Resource Library. View also our related themes: Scarecrows, At the Farm, ApplesPumpkins, and Fruits and Vegetables.

Samples of our over 100 preschool and kindergarten harvest activities, games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Themes and Projects

 
In the Field
 
Corn and Popcorn Activities and Games
 
Foods from a Farm

Crafts

 
We Are Thankful Wreath
 
Fruits and Veggie Pals Puppets
 
My Apple Book

Activities and Lessons

 
Planting Potatoes Letter Recognition
 
Day 5: Stone Soup
 
Corn Is Maize Literacy Activity

Math

 
Little Red Hen and Wheat plus 1
 
Pumpkins on the Vine Counting
 
Pumpkin Harvest Activities and Game

Science and Exploration

 
Where Do Fruits and Vegetables Grow?
 
Corn Is Maize Literacy Activity
 
From Seed to Apple Activities

Games

 
Planting Potatoes Letter Recognition
 
Little Red Hen and Wheat plus 1
 
On, Above, Below Folder Game

Movement

 
Making Applesauce Circle Activity
 
Hot Potato Circle Game
 
Barnyard Hoedown Music and Dance

Booklets and Other

 
The Little Red Hen Story Book
 
How to Build a Scarecrow Storybook
 
On the Breakfast Table Emergent Reader

Worksheets

 
EarTwiggle Hidden Picture
 
Farmer's Market Coloring Page
 
How Many?

In The Classroom

 
In the Classroom: In the Field
 
Pumpkin Science with the Five Senses

Free Preschool and Kindergarten Harvest and Fruit and Vegetables Activities 

Harvest is a great theme to explore with your children during the fall and autumn season. Here are some lesson plan ideas:

In the Field (Working the field)
Scarecrows
Apples  (On a Tree)
Pumpkins and Corn (Above Ground)
Below Ground (Potatoes)

Harvest (Fruits and Vegetables)

Fall and Harvest Learning Center Ideas

Dramatic Play Area

Make a farmers market. Provide baskets, real or plastic fruits and vegetables, crates, brown lunch paper bags, a scale, a cash register, play money, straw hats, and flannel shirts.

Block Center

Add farm machines, a large piece of brown felt, small plastic toy vegetables, scarecrows, and some small straw bales.

Discovery/Science Center

Provide resealable bags, paper towels, and pumpkin, and bean seeds. Let children use magnifying glasses to look at the different seeds and sort them. Let each child choose a seed, place it on a wet paper towel, and place it inside a plastic bag. Label the bag with their name and tape it on a window. Wet the towels from time to time to keep them moist. As soon as the roots begin to grow, let children transfer the seeds to a cup of soil and continue to care for them.

Fine Motor Skills

Provide a bucket with fresh corn and an empty container. Let children pull off the husk from the corn. Cook the corn for a yummy snack.

Sensory Table and Fine Motor Skills

Provide different root vegetables (potatoes, radishes, carrots, and some pumpkins) together with some vegetable brushes and some towels. Let children use the brushes to clean the vegetables. 

In the Field and Tractor Preschool Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Farm and tractor preschool activities and games
Preschool Activities: 

Planting (Science)

Children hold a partner’s feet as they walk on their hands like a wheelbarrow. Invite children to carry different items to a specified location. 

Tractors and Farm Machines (Oral Language / Sorting)

Discuss with children about the importance of farm machines and how they help today’s farmers to plant, grow, and harvest. Show pictures of different farm machines (tractors and combines) and other construction machines (cranes, bulldozers, etc.).

On the Field Small World Play (Fine Motor Skills)

Provide brown play dough, some straw, wheat stalks, corn kernels, small baskets, and a small toy tractor and wagon. Let children flatten the play dough to create a field. Use the tractor to create wheel prints on the play dough, and then plant and harvest the different items.

Wheelbarrows (Large Motor Skills)

Children hold a partner’s feet as they walk on their hands like a wheelbarrow. Invite children to carry different items to a specified location.  

Harvest and Corn Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Farm and harvest preschool activities and games
Preschool Activities: 

What's in the box? (Oral Language)

Put a variety of fruits and vegetables and other food items such as a plastic egg in a box or bag. Ask children to grab and feel one item without looking and guess what it is.

Paint with dried corn and straw (Fine Motor Skills)

Dry several empty cobs of corn in the sun. Once fully dried, allow children to use them to make corn cob prints. They can also make paintings by using the dried cobs as paintbrushes along with pieces of straw.

Estimating Corn Kernels (Estimating/Counting)

Place some popcorn kernels in a small clear bowl. Let children estimate how many kernels are in the bowl. Write their answers on a piece of paper. Empty the bowl and count kernels together.

Corn Kernels Picking (Fine Motor Skills)

Place popcorn or popcorn kennels in a small bowl. Let children use tweezers to pretend to be crows picking corn. Let them place the corn on the crow printout.

Foods from a Farm and Harvest Activities and Games (Activities and printables are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Harvest Fruit and Vegetables Preschool activities and games
Preschool Activities: 

Making Butter 
Make some homemade butter with your child. Fill a large jar about 1/4 full with whipping cream and take turns with your child shaking it until the cream turns to butter. Spread the butter on whole wheat crackers or bread for a delicious snack.

Free harvest preschool and kindergarten coloring pages and worksheets

Farm Printables
little boy blue rhyme printable cow coloring page hen and chick activity Farm animals activities  
 

 

Farm Animals Song:

Farm Sounds
(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus) Teach your child the sounds that various farm animals make by singing the following song with him or her:

The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,

Moo, moo, moo,

Moo, moo, moo,

The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,

All around the farm.

 

The pigs in the pen go oink, oink, oink,

The hens in the coop go cluck, cluck, cluck,

The lambs on the hill go baa, baa, baa,

The ducks on the pond go quack, quack, quack,

The horses in the corral go neigh, neigh, neigh,

 

Move Like You Are A . . .
Ask your child to move as if he or she is a galloping horse, pig wallowing in mud, chicken pecking at dirt, etc. Encourage your child to make the noise of the animal that he or she is imitating at the same time.

Thumbprint Chicks
Pour yellow paint into a shallow container. Have your child gently dip his or her finger in the paint. Then, have your child press his or her finger on a sheet of a paper, making one or more fingerprints. Add facial and feet details. These make great note cards.

Animal Sorting
Provide pictures of both farm animals and zoo animals and have your child sort them according to whether they are found on a farm or in a zoo.

 

 

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