Whether your kid has Old MacDonald aspirations or wants a big red barn to call her own, a farm-theme party could be just what the tractor ordered. To get you started, we’ve harvested the very best farm games to enjoy pre- or post-birthday cake. These farm games, crafts, farm activities for preschoolers, and pretend play projects are perfect for a farm birthday party.

If you need more birthday party ideas, check out our favorite outdoor birthday party ideas, 2024’s most popular birthday party themes, and the best birthday desserts that aren’t cake.

Our Favorite Farm Games and Farm Activities for Preschoolers

1. Chickapig


This adorable award-winning game is perfect for older siblings or friends at a farm-themed party. The chicken-pig hybrids attempt to reach their goals while maneuvering around hay bales, cows, and more! 

Buy it here, $19

2. Cowboy Hat Ring Toss

little boy in a cowboy hat playing farm games

Gather 'yer cowpokes for a fun ring toss with a farm-themed angle. Put two or three hula hoops on the ground and line your party guest up behind them. Give the person at the front of the line a cowboy hat and have her attempt to land the hat in each of the hoops. Whoever gets their hat in the most rings wins! 

3. Farmer, May I

kids playing Farmer, May I

Along the same lines as Mother, May I, the farmer will call out big steps, little steps, duck waddles, or bunny hops. Each player then has to ask "Farmer, may I?" in order to move forward. If players forget to ask, they're sent to the starting line. The first player to reach the farmer becomes the new farmer! 

4. Bob for Apples

bobbing for apples is a fun farm game for kids

A classic game that includes fall's favorite orchard fruit, bobbing for apples is something even the tiniest farmer can try. Fill a bucket full of water, drop in the apples and let loose your hungry party people! You can opt to see who gets the apple first for a prize or just let the kids have fun. 

5. Duck, Duck, Goose!

Duck, duck, goose is good farm game for a kids' birthday party

This classic game is perfect for a farm-themed party. Set the kids in a circle, and have one start by placing her hand on top of each player, saying "Duck, duck, duck," and when she's ready, say "Goose!" The person whose head she touched will get up and chase her. If she makes it back to the empty spot, she's safe. If not, she's in the mush pot. Continue on. See our other favorite classic birthday games by clicking here

6. Snorting Contest

little girl making a pig nose while playing a farm game

Gather all your guests and have each one take a turn making their best pig snort. Then, the panel of judges (mom and dad!) can hand out awards in all sorts of different categories: silliest snort, loudest snort, sweetest snort, funniest snort, loudest, least like a pig, and more.

7. Read Farm Books

reading farm books is a fun idea for a farm-themed birthday party

There are dozens of fun farm-themed books for kids that you can choose to read to your guest. We love Margaret Wise Brown's classic Big Red Barn and Little Red Hen.

8. Animal Round-Up

boys playing farm games for kids

Here's where all those plastic farm animals you're constantly stepping over will come in handy. Spread hay on an old sheet, in a wagon, or even in the yard. Give each party guest a container and tell them the farm stock has gotten out and needs to be "corralled." Then let them sort, search and gather to their heart's content.

9. Milk the Cow

Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams

You could say this idea from Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams is udderly unique. All you need to teach the littles how to milk a cow is cardboard, some bovine-drawing skills, and a latex glove. 

10. Construct a Tractor

The Party Wall

Who knew getting a kid-sized John Deere was as easy as hoarding cardboard? We love the creativity of this idea from The Party Wall—and that you can turn this into a group art project for the whole barnyard gang. 

Related: 9 Classic Birthday Party Games for Old-Fashioned Fun

11. Make Your Own Small Farm World

a farm sensory bin is a fun farm game for birthday parties
Crayon Box Chronicles

Have cereal boxes and popsicle sticks stashed away somewhere? Good, because Crayon Box Chronicles is ready to tell you how to use them to create a farm world that's just the right size for curious kids. It's the perfect entertainment for sensory and imaginative play. 

12. Cow Ring Toss

cow ring toss is a fun farm game for a birthday party
Adventures in Craftiness

It's easy to customize the classic ring toss game for a farm-themed affair. Made with soda bottles and felt (which you can opt to glue instead of sewing), this is a great activity for small spaces and younger kids. See more at Adventures in Craftiness.

13. Paint Filled Egg Art

See Vanessa Craft

If you're okay with the party getting messy, consider making a few paint-filled eggs. Just fill up eggshells with paint and let 'em fly, or buy canvases and let the kids create splatter art. Get the full instructions over at Vanessa Crafts.

14. Simple Sheep Craft

A sheep craft, a fun farm game
No Time for Flashcards

How cute is this little sheep craft from No Time for Flash Cards? There's no sheering involved with this farm art—just glue, cotton balls, markers, paper, and imagination. 

15. Pin the Tail on the Pig

Pin the Tail on the Pig is a fun farm game

Swap out your donkey for a pig, a horse, a sheep, or any other farm animal to bring a fun twist to this classic birthday game. We especially like the idea of making it a Minecraft-themed game. 

Buy the game at Amazon, $16.

16. Farm Animal Game with Free Printable

Life Over C's

The preschooler crowd will have a blast with this DIY farm animal game from Life Over C's. It's educational, customizable, and even comes with a free printable. 

17. Farmers Market Stand

ikat bag

It's another clever cardboard idea, this time from ikat bag. If you've ever visited your local farmers market with your family, you've probably talked about where all the delicious food comes from. For a farm party full of imagination, why not build your own market stand and watch the pretend play unfold? 

18. Tractor Pull

Life with the Clines

Tractors on your mark, get set, go! When it comes to a farm-themed extravaganza, here's how to add a little something for the little speedster in your life. Just think of it as racing, tractor-style. Head to Life with the Clines for more.


19. Harvest Game

The Little Sewing Shop

Thanks to The Little Sewing Shop, there's an easy and fun way to let your little farmers use up some energy. The idea is to run around and gather scattered eggs, veggies, and fruit (bonus points if you already have toy food!) and then sort them into baskets.

20. Pig Painting

Oh Creative Day

Set out enough materials so each kid can paint their own pig! It's very easy, and you probably already have everything you need. We love the easy tutorial from Oh Creative Day

21. Wheelbarrow Races

kids having a wheelbarrow race, which is a fun farm game

Divide your guests into two groups. Then, have one person be the "wheelbarrow" while another teammate "drives" the wheelbarrow across the finish line. The first team to get all their "wheelbarrows" across the finish line wins this fun farm game!

22. Weaving Craft

The Creativity Patch

Weaving can be fun for older kids, and we love this simple weaving party kit spotted over at The Creativity Patch. Not only will it keep your guests busy, but they'll be able to take home their work as well! 

Related: 25 Unique Birthday Desserts That Aren’t Cake

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