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Don’t miss this adorable popsicle stick tractor craft for preschool kiddos! Add it to your farm or transportation themes for a fun craft activity.
If you are planning a farm theme or transportation theme for your preschoolers, be sure to make time for this simple popsicle stick craft.
Tractor Craft for Preschool
This craft is so easy for preschoolers to put together with a little help from a grown-up.
When your little ones finish making their tractor, let them put it in the pretend play farm area or put a magnet on the back and hang it on the fridge.
What You’ll Need
7 green popsicle sticks (If you don’t have colored craft sticks on hand, you can let your preschooler paint them.)
1 large yellow button (Black buttons will work, as well.)
1 small yellow button
What You’ll Do
To begin, have a grown-up cut one green craft stick in half. Set one half aside. Cut the ends off of two more craft sticks. You may want to sand the rough edges down to prevent splinters before giving these to preschoolers.
Build the top of the tractor by placing the half stick on top of the other two sticks and gluing it in place.
Glue the remaining four popsicle sticks horizontally on the bottom half of the other two sticks. Stack each stick on top of the other to make the tractor’s body.
Glue the large yellow button to the rear of the tractor and the small yellow button on the front.
Now the tractor is complete. As a fun little variation, you could glue your child’s picture to the backside of the tractor so it looks as if they’re driving it.
That is sure to light up your little one’s face!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THE FARMFill your book basket with a great collection of farm books for preschool. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Springtime Babies – It’s springtime on the farm–and that means adorable piglets, lambs, and ducklings are waiting to be discovered. Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown’s simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. I Spy on the Farm – Children can find the hidden objects in the busy farm scenes as they learn about colors, counting, opposites, and much more in the action-packed activity pages.
This is such a fun little craft to add to your preschool lessons. It works great within a farm unit, of course. I
t also works well within your transportation, community helper, or Letter Tt themes, as well.
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