Playing with animals is always favorite activity around our home, and all of the little guests we have over enjoy it too! We had such a fun searching for and exploring all of the variations of sensory play ideas with farm animals! Here we listed 33 ideas for you to choose from and hope you will find several you can use in your own home! From very basic sensory bins to much more elaborate ideas, you will find here wide variety of sensory bins, small world play setups and even some fun and easy crafts for your toddlers and preschoolers!
Set up a cereal based Farm Sensory Bin and have fun sorting the farm animals into their correct fields.
Help Little Bo Peep hunt for her sheep under shaving foam in this sensory tray activity.
Yarn is a lovely texture to explore and use in a sensory craft activity. You can use it to make these Yarn Sheep.
Have a game of Seek and Stick the Tail on the Sheep with this sticky contact paper activity.
Get hands on with this craft and make some cute Baby Farm Animals.
Be warned! This Shaving Foam Sheep sensory tray activity has the potential to get very messy (but then don’t all of the best activities?).
Re-tell the story of the Little Red Hen through this sensory play set up.
Explore the texture of cotton wool and experiment painting on it to make these Painted Cotton Ball Sheep.
Sponge Painting is always a winner around here. Get messy making Baa Baa Sponge Sheep.
Cheep Cheep Small World Farm is fun and cheap to set up and offers lots of potential for play and learning fun.
A selection of fun Farm Sensory Bins based on popular children’s books.
This Old Macdonald’s Farm Sensory Tray is bursting with possibilities for play and exploration.
There is lots of hands-on learning fun to be had with this Corn Based Farm Sensory Bin which can be used as part of an Early Years Farm Unit.
Scoop, dig and explore your way through this Sensory Bin filled with corn and farm animal toys.
Play dough is used to create the different farm animal habitats in this Farm Small World.
Play with sandfoam, farm animals and trucks in this Little Blue Truck inspired sensory play activity.
Using felt is a cheap and colourful way to add a new texture to a Farm Small World.
Make some Harvest themed play dough to use in a spot of farm based sensory play.
Read and play along with this Big Red Farm inspired fun farm themed sensory small world.
There are lots of different elements to explore in this Multi Sensory Pretend Play Farm.
Don’t throw out your old coffee grinds, use them to make paint and paint some Muddy Pig Pictures.
Up-cycle TP Rolls into Old MacDonald Farm Animal Puppets and use them in a farm based small world activity.
Explore and play with shredded paper and then use it to make a Paper Plate Sheep.
Pop corn seeds and dry noodles help bring this Farm Sensory Bin to life.
Combining art with a sensory experience is a great way to develop creativity, fine motor skills and problem solving in children.
A very realistic mud and hay filled Farm Sensory Bin for Toddlers.
This Edible Farm World Small Play is full of treats to explore and eat!
Invite your child to help fill up this Farm Sensory Bin with wild, rice, corn, lentils and toy farm animals and then let them play.
Hide plastic farm animals underneath dried lentils and peas and then use mini tongs to search for and uncover them in this Sensory Hide and Seek activity.
Farm Small World complete with individual sensory play experiences in the pig pen, the chicken coop, the duck pond and a muddy field full of cows.
Engage all of your child’s senses and watch them loose themselves in hours of pretend play with this Farm Small World Sensory Play.
Fill a tub with cornmeal, throw in some farm animals and machines and have fun in this Old MacDonald had a Farm inspired sensory bin.
A great collection of 1 ingredient super simple sensory bins to use along side farm based books for lots of open-ended sensory exploration.
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.