Farm Animal & Animal Lesson Plan Activities for Kids

Preschool kids animal theme lesson for learning and fun in the classroom.Preschool farm animal theme lesson plans are basically pretty simple learning ideas to come up with and can also be used as a kindergarten lesson plan for teaching as well.

Children really enjoy animals and usually have a many favorite types of animals. If your children love zoo animals you can also use a preschool zoo theme lesson for them to learn about different animals.

Preschoolers and kindergarten children learn can learn a lot about animals from having family pets, local zoos and from television shows which deal with different types of domestic animals and wildlife that they may see and learn about in their natural habitat etc.

This pre k theme information below provides some basic ideas on how you can start to build this animal lesson plan for preschool kids. 

You can build a general animal lesson plan or a farm lesson plan and you can expand on these educational ideas below as you like or see fit with your children.




Starting Your Animal Lesson Plans & Farm Animal Theme

When starting your animal theme lesson plans you want to make things fun for the preschool and kindergarten children so that they learn more about animals.

Talk about different types of common animals: 

  • dogs
  • cats
  • rabbits
  • birds
  • hamsters
  • squirrels
  • guinea pigs
  • chipmunks
  • mice
  • birds
  • horses
  • cows
  • pigs
  • chickens
  • donkeys
  • goats
  • sheep
  • etc.

*You could focus an entire lesson plan on just 1 of the above animals or, do a lesson plan on animals that are common as a pets.

Animal Art Ideas for Kids

Animal art activities and art ideas you can use along with this lesson plan will be coming below soon.

Animals Toy Shelf & Class Library Ideas

You can have animal pictures, books on animals, animal toys & puzzles all related to animals available on the bookshelves and on the toy shelf for the children.

The preschool or kindergarten children can flip through animal picture books, magazine pictures or look at posters of animals to discover new things.

They can also play with animal theme puzzles or farm animal toys or other animal play toys to learn and interact with others in the classroom.

You can also read stories about animals to the children.

*Get Animal Flashcards <– here that you can Print for Free:

Books About Animals

There are a selection of books about animals and animal toys that we have provided below that are available for purchase online. 

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Animal Puzzles

Farm Animal Toys

Farm Animal Coloring Pages

You can click on any farm animal image below, then right click and Save as on your computer to print out later for coloring.

You can get more animal coloring pages on this website that can be used to go along with your lesson plan.

Click on any of the Animal Images below and Right Click then Click Save As and save to your computer to Print and color

Pig farm animal coloring page
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Rooster farm animal coloring pages
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Animal Theme Circle Time & Creative Movement Activities

Circle time is a good time for you to read a book related to different animals or to read books and stories on specific animals if that is how you are building your theme idea.

You can take this time to show different pictures of the different animals that you are talking about with the kids.

You can have the children do some creative movement activities and have them move around the classroom (or outside) as their favorite animal would move.

Let the children pretend to be their favorite animal as they run, jump, crouch, crawl etc. This is a great way for children to express themselves and to get some physical activity in.

You can purchase some fun animal masks or make some simple animal masks as a fun art activity for the kids that they can use.

*Music may or may not be used if you wish.

Questions You May Ask the Children for this Creative Movement Activity:

  • You can also use this opportunity to ask the preschool or kindergarten children different questions about different animals.
  • Talk about where each different animal lives
  • Talk about what each animal or farm animal eats
  • Talk about what each animal looks like
  • What sounds does each animal or farm animal make?
  • A famous great preschool song to sing is Old MacDonald Had A Farm (ei ei Oh!)

Simple Farm Animal Lesson Ideas

  • Dog (eats dog food, chews bones, plays fetch, barks, drinks water, likes to dig in the yard, likes to play)
  • Horse (eats hay, carrots, apples, it gallops, neighs, drinks water)
  • Chipmunk (eats nuts, stores nuts in cheeks, very fast runners, squeak, drinks water, lives in holes and old trees)


Animal Lesson Plan Resources & Worksheets

  • Here is a great resource for lessons involving ‘Australian Animals‘ – (which could be a lesson plan all on it’s own.)
  • You can find some fun Animal Coloring Pages here.
  • Flashcards are a great addition to teaching children and using to build a lesson plan. You can find printable Animal Flashcards here.
Australian animals art and craft activities for a lesson plan
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Farm Animal Names & Sounds Video

View the cartoon videos below for fun songs about animals, learning the names of animals, and the sounds they make. These songs and videos work great with your animal lesson or farm animal lesson plan for kids.

You will find the animal theme and farm animal lesson plan to be an idea that pre K children love and one that will come pretty naturally to the children and they will do a lot of the talking and exploring.

This pre k lesson plan about animals is one of the easier themes to teach your preschool class or kindergarten class and is great for learning more about the common animals and pets that we all see around us, as well as animals in our communities, on farms and throughout the world.