Games and Activities
Upon the kids’ arrival, provide them each with a straw hat and a bandana. Have the kids decorate their straw hats upon arrival into the party with animal cutouts, hay, flowers, etc.
While waiting for all of the guests to arrive, have the kids decorate milk pails. Find small metal or plastic pails and have barnyard/farm stickers for the kids to decorate them with.
Play classic party games themed for a farm party:
- Pin the Tail on the Cow or Pig
- Hot Pumpkin or Squash
- Animal Charades
- Stick Horse Races
- Duck, Duck, Goose
Hold a Hay Treasure Hunt. Hide small prizes in the bales of hay and the kids must hunt them out.
Animal Play. Ask the kids to pretend to be their favorite farm animals. Encourage everyone to prance, jump, graze, waddle, and horse around the farm.
Egg Hunt: Collect eggs (plastic Easter eggs) that the farm chickens have laid about the yard. Use the milk pails that they decorated when they arrived to collect them.
Egg Toss. With the eggs they collected in their hunt, have the kids toss them into bushel baskets of hay.
Hay Wagon Races. Do you have two red wagons? If so, you have enough for a wagon race between two teams. Place hay in your wagons, and have the kids pull the wagon from one end of the party area to the other and back. First team done wins! An adult helper can also give wagon rides to the party guests too.
Pig Races. Blow up several large pink balloons and attach a curly pink ribbon to one end and draw a pig face on the balloon. Divide the kids into two teams and provide each with flyswatters to swat at the pigs to move them from one end of the party area and back again.
Toss the Pig. Similar to a water balloon toss, but use pink balloons and tie a curly ribbon at the end to resemble a tail. Pair up the kids in teams and see which team can keep their water pig in the air the longest without dropping the pig.
Duck Feeding. Fill a small plastic pool with water and small rubber duckies. Write numbers on the bottoms of the ducks and when the kids pick out their ducks, provide a prize that corresponds to the number.
Animal Sounds. Have each party guest take a turn being a particular animal. Other kids must guess the sound as soon as they hear and know it. Give everyone multiple chances to make the sounds.