Children love playing with tractors. These toys affect their brains and sensory systems as they can manipulate them, push them, and watch them move. Children can even make sounds, like police sirens blaring and an engine revving, and pretend that it’s coming from the tractors.
Incorporate the activities listed below into your lesson plan to use tractors in developing some of the children’s most essential skills. Kids will also learn more about what these contraptions do and how important they contribute to our daily lives. These activities are easy and, most importantly, fun!
Great Tractor Crafts for Preschoolers
This project is an excellent addition to your transportation or farm-themed activities. It’s easy to make and requires a few art materials.
To begin, tell the children to cut one green craft stick in half and set it aside. Do the same to two more craft sticks.
Create the top of the tractor by placing the half stick on top of the other two sticks and glue everything in place.
Glue the other four popsicle sticks horizontally on the bottom half of the other two sticks to create the body. Glue large yellow buttons below the body for the wheels. That’s all there is too it.
- 7 green popsicle sticks
- Yellow buttons
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Introducing this project to class is a fun way of teaching math. It also helps the children familiarize shapes and colors.
Give the children a piece of brown paper and let them add strips of brown paint to create the “soil .”
Next, instruct them to cut rectangles and circles to create the tractor. Use a piece of yellow paper to cut the tractor’s window and black paper for its exhaust pipe.
Help the children arrange the pieces and let them glue everything together. Place the tractor on the brown paper, and it’s done!
- A sheet of brown construction paper or card stock
- Brown finger paint
- Green, black and yellow paper
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Learning about the alphabet will become more fun with this activity. Plus, since the children get to design their own tractors, this activity is sure to encourage creativity!
Have the children glue two green jumbo popsicle sticks to form a T in the center of the colored cardstock.
Instruct them to add different embellishments to the tractor, such as a steering wheel, a seat, and tires. Finish the activity by letting the little ones draw a person driving the tractor.
- Different art materials for the embellishments
- Green jumbo popsicle sticks
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By using some boxes, paper plates, and paint, children can finally become a tractor. This activity takes learning about tractors to a whole new level!
Cut a square on top of the diaper box, so a child can fit inside. Make sure the bottom is cut open, and the flaps are hanging down as the children will be painting this area later.
Spray paint the entire box green. Let the children assist you in making the wheels from two bamboo plates.
For the tractor details, encourage children to add any details they want. Add the wheels to the tractor by using a hot glue gun.
- 1 extra cardboard box (even cereal boxes will do)
- 2 sturdy paper plates (you could also use cardboard)
- Black ribbon (for straps)
- Black spray paint
- Diaper box (or any small box)
- Drop cloth (or anything to paint on)
- Empty paper towel tube
- Green spray paint
- Hot glue gun
- Packing tape
- Silver paper (or paint)
- Yellow paint (or yellow duct tape)
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Children will have to put some paint on their feet for this activity, so make sure to prepare a wet rag. You don’t want them to be messy after this activity!
Prepare the cardstock, paint a child’s foot with their desired color, and then imprint their feet on the cardstock.
It’s best if you put the cardstock on the floor and let the children step on it with their painted feet. Let the paint dry and instruct the children to add details, such as wheels and a steering wheel, to the “tractor.”
- Black felt pen
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Paint brush or tray for paint
- Wet rag
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This activity is one of the easiest — it only requires three materials. Children can also write their names on their tractors and glue their artwork to their bedrooms or notebooks.
Let the children pick the main color for their tractors and help them cut out an L shape.
Instruct them to cut a thin strip of the same color and have them glue it along the top. Let them cut a square using another color for the tractor’s window and two circles (one large and one slightly smaller) for the wheels.
- Colored foam
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This activity doesn’t require any preparation — simply print the tractor template, and you’re ready. Children can have fun cutting and gluing the parts of the tractor together!
Download the tractor template and print it on cardstock. Let the children color the tractor parts based on their preferences.
Give the children the necessary supplies, such as scissors and glue, and let them assemble the tractor on their own.
- Colored pencils, markers, or crayons
- Printable tractor template
- White cardstock paper
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You’ll need to allocate about two hours for the children to complete this activity. Consider using this as an introduction to farm-themed lessons.
Use a piece of cardboard to cut out different parts of the tractor, like the body, wheels, and exhaust pipe.
You can provide a template, so the class can easily follow or even prepare the pieces in advance for younger children.
Next, cut out five pieces of skewers or toothpicks (about 1” long) for the strips on the engine and steering wheel. Have the children paint the parts. Once dry, put them all together using glue.
- Toothpicks or skewers
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Children love sweets, which is why they’ll surely have a blast doing this project. This one’s cheap and uses very few materials. Plus, the children get to eat their craft after!
Instruct the children to pour the Twizzlers bites onto a white piece of paper. Tell them to line the candies straight to make a tractor.
You can provide a picture of a tractor to them as a reference or draw/print an outline on the paper for them to follow.
After the children arranged the candies to form the outline of the tractor’s body, let them draw two wheels below — a bigger wheel at the back and a smaller one in front.
Have the children add other details, such as a window and steering wheel. They can also use the remaining Twizzlers to add some details to the body or to make the exhaust pipe. To bring the tractor to life, let the children add a background to the white piece of paper, like some tall green grass or an outdoor scenery using construction paper.
- Black marker
- Construction papers (white and green)
- Packs of Twizzlers bites
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This is the perfect activity for children who are very fascinated with tractors. They can hang their artwork in class or have it framed and bring it home!
To make the rolling stamp, glue strips of super thick craft foam (almost ¼”) to an empty cardboard tube. Positioning the strips might require several tries to ensure that it creates tractor-track prints once rolling it on paper. Insert the tube into an old lint roller.
Once you’re happy with the print of the foam creations, let the children dip them into their preferred paint color. Instruct them to apply light pressure as they roll through the paper to get the best results.
You can also make the activity more engaging by providing a large piece of paper, dividing the class into different groups, and letting them use different colored rollers.
- Old lint rollers
- Thick craft foam
- Used cardboard tube
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Your class will love learning about tractors once you introduce these activities to them. These provide a more hands-on experience, helping the little ones become more interested in these powerful motor vehicles!
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