Alphabet Farm FREE Printables Kindergarten Letter of the Week Preschool

C is for Cow (Farm Unit)

Our C is for Cow unit was filled with lots of hands on farm fun for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten kids. Come grab some fun free printables like nocturnal farm animals, crafts, hands on learning activities, and more.
C is for Cow Farm Unit for Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten

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C is for Cow

This week we are talking about life on the farm. This is a great stand alone unit or great if you are completing My Father’s World Kindergarten. It would also work great as a book centered unit – see recommendations below.

Farm Fieldtrip 

Goofy Milking a Cow by hand  Goofy (6) & Minnie (3) making friends with a cow

We went to a working farm & took a couple of educational classes. We learned about cows & Goofy even got to hand milk a cow! (We also got to observe how much faster a machine is able to milk a cow!).

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We got to visit other farm animals (sheep, pigs, horses) and see a restored farm house from the 30s.

Goofy watching the chickens while the farmer gave us some information on chickens & eggsGoofy with an egg he gathered himself from a chicken - how cool is that!

Goofy also took a class about Chickens where we not only learned about chickens, their habitats, and egg laying BUT he got to gather eggs that we then got to take home and eat. For lack of a better work the fresh eggs tasted more “eggy”. (Side note this Mom wants her own chicken coupe now!)

Barnyard Counting Worksheet  

Click to download Barnyard Counting Clip-on FREE PRINTABLE from Living Life Intentionally
We practiced counting up to 20 with {free} Barnyard Counting Clip-On. I love the concept of these – they integrate counting, fun animals, the animal habitats, and the tactile exercise of clipping on the clothespin to the correct number. I guarantee your kids will love them ~ mine sure did!
Counting farm animals with Grandma  Minnie (3) LOVED putting the clothespins on top of the correct number of animals!

Farm Worksheets for Kids

My kids LOVE worksheets. And I am always impressed by how much better Minnie (3) does each and every week. So bring on the worksheet fun as long as my kids are enjoying them! For this week I found these wonderful free farm printables. The free packet includes: tracing, which is different, building words with scrabble tiles, where things come from simple puzzles, pattern cards, mazes, number puzzles, shadow match-up, and a cut & paste activity to determine if animals go in the farm/ocean/zoo.

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Farm Sensory Box

Farm Sensory Box
I made a Farm sensory box to go along with our weekly theme. The kids had a BLAST! The base of the sensory box was Fruit & Nut birdseed (giving it a fruity scent).
I also included metal shovels, rakes & measuring cups that were fun for scooping & made a wonderful sound. More fun: Pig Splat balls that were a hoot and a half, farm animal stamps, and farm stencils all from Oriental Trading Company. I purchased a farm animal Toob with very realistic animals, farm, tractor and hitch. I included some farm sticker scenes I had (not sure from where). And I included Hide and Seek eggs that come in a cute little 6 egg carton; You match the shapes on the bottom of the eggs to the cartoon – they also squeak and are colorful inside.  Minnie’s favorite was a soft plastic mouse & cheese I found at Michaels; you could push the mouse into any of the cheese holes leaving just the face or tale peaking out – I still hear the giggling =-)
Squishy mouse & cheese in Farm Sensory bin - Minnies favoriteFarm Stamps from Oriental Trading CompanyFarm Stencils from Oriental Trading Company

Hoppy Frog Math – Preschool and Kindergarten

Hoppy Frog math Image

Kids add up the frogs & place them on the correct lily pad. There are multiple frogs per lily pad. Grab FREE Hoppy Frog math to  practice addition.
Addition FrogSummation LilypadFrog Addition on Summation Lilypad

FREE Printable Nocturnal Farm Animals Science Fun

We played Nocturnal Farm Animals Game. This is a FREE PRINTABLE I created just for this week. We had so much fun playing & learning together! Click on picture to download.
FREE DOWNLOAD - Nocturnal Farm Animals Game from Living Life IntentionallyFREE DOWNLOAD - Nocturnal Farm Animals Game from Living Life Intentionally


Making Homemade Butter Farm Activity

Making butter (1 pint heavy whipping cream, shake 20 minutes (or use mixer to speed things up), pour off liquid at top, tada – 1 cup butter – YUM!!) See details on how to make butter here.

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Farm Crafts for Kids

What’s a good farm week without some fun farm crafts? These are great for creativity and developing motor skills.

Farm Animal Hand Art

Farm Hand Art for Kids
We made a hand art sheep with black fingers, horse with brow hand/fingers, and duck with sideways yellow hand/fingers. Goofy (Kindergarten) painted the barn and sun.
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Cow from Milk Jug

Milk Jug Cow  Finished farm craft - millk jug cow
We painted a 1 galloon milk just white. Then we added black spots. The lid was the nose – we just added 2 nostrils. We added some googly eyes and cardstock ears. Such a fun project!

Farm Silo from Oatmeal Container

Farm Silo Craft for Kids
Using an oatmeal container we covered it with red construction paper. We cut a circle from white construction paper and made a cone top.

Spanish Farm Vocabulary for Preschoolers

We learned some farm Spanish Vocabulary.  It is easiest for kids to pick up a new language when they are young, so if you aren’t already doing so, I’d encourage you to introduce another language.
Click to download FREE Spanish Farm Flashcards from Living Life Intentionally  Click to download FREE Spanish Farm Flashcards from Living Life Intentionally


Farm Books for Kids


About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: and


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