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Farmer Coloring Pages

Updated on September 12, 2014

Coloring Pages for Kids Featuring Farm Life

Children love animals, especially farm animals. Farmer coloring pages depict farm life similar to stories and picture books that appeal to kids. So coloring pages of animals and farmers gives young children a chance to learn while having fun.

Coloring pictures of farm animals can teach kids so many things:

- Colors (brown cows, white chickens, pink pigs, blue overalls on the farmer, and the green grass)

- Numbers (count the cows in the pasture)

- Vocabulary (silo, barn, wagon, fence, tractor)

- Sounds (cow goes moo, pig says oink, chickens cluck)

Rooster Graphic: The Graphics Fairy

Diagram for how to sheer a sheep. The Graphics Fairy.
Diagram for how to sheer a sheep. The Graphics Fairy.

What Does a Farmer Do on the Farm?

Teach children about farm life by coloring

Farmers work hard taking care of the farm. The farmer's chores can include feeding and caring for the animals, planting and harvesting crops, mending fences, milking cows, and repairing equipment.

If possible, plan a field trip to a real live farm to let your children see what all happens on the farm. Then head home to reinforce what they learned using some coloring pages provided here.

Check out this sheep coloring page courtesy of The Graphics Fairy through the link below.

Crayons for Farmer Coloring Pages - Get in there and color with your kids; it's fun!


Activities for Kids Beyond Coloring Pages

Know your farm animals!

Teach kids the names of the different farm animals by gender. Children can learn the correct names of farm animals with a little help. First explain that girls are called females and boys are called male.

- Pigs: The female pig is called a sow. The male pig is called a boar. Baby pigs are called piglets. A group of pigs is called a herd.

- Cows: The female cow is called a cow. The male cow is called a bull or steer. Baby cows are called calves. When we talk about a lot of cows, we say cattle.

- Chickens: The female chicken is called a hen. The male chicken is a rooster. Baby chickens are called chicks. A group of chickens is called a flock or a brood.

- Sheep: The female sheep is called a ewe. The male sheep is a ram. Baby sheep are called lambs. A group of sheep is called a flock or a herd.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Farm Animal Sounds - Click to listen to the sounds of farm animals


Activity Coloring Pages

Mix it up with some activities to go with coloring

Kids like to learn, but they also want it to be fun. Mix it up and give them farmer coloring pages that are more of a challenge than just coloring. More links are provided for a more fun activities for your children:

- Dot to Dot worksheets to help with counting numbers

- Step by step drawing instruction of farm animals to use as art projects

- Count the pets and animals then color the page

Image Source: The Graphics Fairy.

Milk Crisis - Baby needs her milk!

This adorable Sesame Street Milk Crisis movie from the 1980s shows real farmers and real animals dealing with a milk crisis. How does milk get to the baby's bottle?!

Do You Have a Favorite Farm Animal?

What's your favorite farm animal?

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Do you color with your child? Do you stay in the lines?

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      This Coloring Pages for Kids Featuring Farm Life lens is really nice. Thanks for sharing it.

      There are no lines or boundaries when we color, we just go with the feeling.

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      kathryn-gillespie 5 years ago

      No children myself. Colored a lot as a child - really tried to stay in the lines! Great lens!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Back to see these great coloring pages about farm animals. Gotta love it!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Yes, I color with my child quite a bit. She loves it when I make coloring pages for her :)

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      southridgefarmsinc 6 years ago

      This is a very fun lens...thanks!

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      Yes and yes. =)

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      I used to love coloring when I was kid. I was totally anal about staying in the lines - unlike my adult self where I vary from everything "normal."

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Lee Hansen: You sound like a fun grandma! Thanks so much for the blessing, by the coloring angel no less!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      I color with my grandchildren and they color the pictures I draw. We don't require staying inside the lines OR using the accurate colors ... sometimes we change it up and make dots or hatch marks. Love this lens ... blessed by the coloring angel.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Pam Irie: I still don't stay in the lines!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Sure did when they were small. Staying in the lines was not so important back then. :)