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Toy Farm Sets For Kids

Updated on November 21, 2014

Educate and Entertain with Toy Farm Sets for Toddlers

My daughter knew farm animal sounds before she learned how to talk. Her favorite nursery rhyme was Old MacDonald, so I figured that she would love one of those toy farm sets for kids so that she could pretend play with the farm animals and exercise her imagination and other developmental skills. I was right - the set provided her with hours of entertainment while also helping her learn about the farm in a fun way!

The range of toy farm sets for toddlers is very large. If you want, you can get the works with an all-in-one farm set, which in addition to all the farm animal toys, you get farm toy building sets and equipment, like tractors. You can also start small, with just the animals and keep building up the set with add-ons as your child grows.

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Some sets have toy figurines that can make their respective farm sounds, some come as magnets, while some sets are made entirely of wood.

If you need help sorting through the vast range of farm sets, this article will give you all the information you need. I will only show you sets that have great customer reviews already, so you know you won't get a dud.

Magnetic Toy Farm Animal Sets

Kids love magnets and love collecting all kinds to play with. They'll cover your refrigerator or washing machine with them if they have enough! A farm set with animal magnets is easy to keep tidy and the animals can be played with on other metal surfaces too.

Djeco Wooden Magnet Farm Play Set

These 24 large wooden pieces have magnets fully fused to their backs and the paints are applied through a thermal process instead of just being painted on, so you'll get long lasting durability.

They're colorful and artfully illustrated and will allow a child's imagination to take over while playing with them on the fridge or any other magnetic surface.

Melissa & Doug Magnetic Farm Hide & Seek

If you'd rather get a simpler magnetic set, those are available too, like this Melissa and Doug wood set.

With brass hinged doors, magnets hiding behind them and illustrations under each piece, children over the age of 3 will be thrilled to play hide and seek with the animals by opening various doors to peek behind.

Most of the pieces can go in different places to make it interesting each time. This is a fun way to improve their memory skills too.

Wooden Farm Sets for Children

A wooden farmyard set with animals can be a great collectible to be passed down through generations. Realistic details of farm buildings are better represented in wood, so your child's make believe world will be even more interesting!

They are usually safer than many plastic sets, as a quality one will be devoid of dangerous toxins. The top rated sets made of wood also showcase excellent craftsmanship with an eye for detail.

Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Mini Barn

Melissa and Doug is a brand that is famous for all kinds of toys made of wood, and their children's wooden farm sets are beautiful. Their fully assembled mini wooden barn would make a great keepsake. It comes as a fold away set, so the pieces can be tidied up and the set can be closed easily, making it a great option for travel.

It comes with seven plastic animals, a wooden ladder and a wooden folding corral. It has sliding doors that help section the barn out to house all the animals.

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HABA My First Play World Take n Go Set

This beautiful beach wood set is made in Germany and is designed so that the package is the actual farmhouse where the front opens up to become the farmyard. It comes with several animals, a farmer, hay bales, trees and shrubs, fences and a milk churn.

Each piece is illustrated in both sides with the front of the animal on one side and the back on the other. All the sides of the farmhouse are also beautifully illustrated. It comes with a guide that provides great ideas for you to engage your child, like imaginative stories and keys to certain hidden items.

At 12 inches tall this set has substance and can be transported anywhere just by packing it up into itself and grabbing it to go via the top handle.

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Lego Duplo Farm Sets

What kid doesn't love Lego? The Duplo range of large bricks and figurines is perfect for little hands and is aimed at children from 1.5 to 5 years old. These kits are perfect as starter builder kits for young kids and you can add other figurines and Lego farm toys to them anytime.

Some Duplo sets are great for pretend play, as they feature several different pieces, like a farmer and his family, the farm building, animals and equipment to help run the farm. Toddlers will have hours of entertainment from just one of these sets, but the blocks won't limit them to just farms - they can build almost anything they want if there are lots of pieces. Kids can use the illustrations to build things, but by mixing and matching pieces on their own, they can use their imaginations to create just about anything.

LEGO Brick Themes DUPLO My First Farm

This a great starter set for kids aged 2 to 5 years old. There's a pitchfork, a tractor that can be put together, a farmer and four animals, the farm building and various other assorted farm tools.

This can make a great first Lego farm set for your toddler.

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Lego Duplo Ultimate Farm Building Set 102 Pieces

A toddler can build as many different farm scenes as she wants with this 102 piece set. It is ideal for encouraging creativity! There are pieces in various colors to make buildings, vehicles and animals. Among the pieces included are 2 Duplo figures, a wagon base, a tractor base, fences, a window, and flowers!

Sets with Animal Farm Sounds and Songs

Toddlers learn faster through fun sounds and songs, so a farm set that features these can be a great educational tool. Encourage your child with role playing games set around the farm and teach them the sounds that each animal makes! They encourage a kid's imagination to go wild!

LeapFrog Farm Animal Mash-Up Kit

Leapfrog has always been known for their audio visual toys and this one is a great example of that. There are multiple ways to learn about the farm and various animals. Here about the all of the 12 animals. By mixing and matching animal tiles to create 36 real or made up combinations, you'll get a song about the animal and the noises it makes. For example, if a half pig half cow is made, a sound like "oink-moo" will play! You can also set up a hoe down to any of the 5 included classic barnyard tunes.

When your child is done playing, the set can be packed up into the storage bin it came in. The top handle makes it easy for her to grab it and go to her friend's house or on your next holiday.

Ertl John Deere Animal Sounds Hay Ride

Matching animals to their correct sound and a is just plain fun!

The animals on this farm take a hay ride on a tractor to the tune of "Old Macdonald"! They also make the appropriate sounds when they're put into the right seats.

This is a good toy to add to an existing farm set too.

Fisher-Price Disney's Mickey Mouse Farm Playset

Talk about a fun time - even Disney characters can work on a farm!

This Disney farm set has lots of moving parts, with the members of the farm moving from one section to the other while getting their jobs done. An arm moves the animals from the silo to the windmill. When they're done with their chores they can dance a hoe down, kick up a ruckus and speak short phrases. Your kid will be thoroughly entertained!

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      Clara Myers 3 years ago from USA

      I had a good time with these as a child. Guess I'm a country girl at heart.

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      Sylvia 3 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

      My brother had the Fisher Price farm set when we were kids in the 60's. How cool to see it again. What was great about it then was that you could use the people and animals with other sets, etc. Thanks!

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