This post is sponsored by Seed Consultants, Inc., but all opinions are my own.
The weather is good and tractors are all over plowing, working the ground, planting corn, planting soybeans and spraying. This is an exciting time for adult farmers and toy farmers that want nothing more than to imitate the real thing. Our Little Farmer has spent hours on his knees making patterns in the carpet and optimizing his 1/64th scale farm toy display, especially for planting season.
Activities for Kids Who Love Tractors
When he’s not riding in the tractor, our son wants to be playing with farm toys. He loves designating certain areas as a field and then going over the field with the cultivators and planter or drill. Then he moves to the next field.
My husband’s family got a seed tender a few years ago, which means that we’ve
NEEDED, wanted a toy seed tender for the toy farm too. Well, this was our year to add a seed tender to the toy operation and it has been very exciting!
Free Farm Toy Printable
Toy farming is all about imitating the real thing in our house, so we’ve partnered up with Seed Consultants Inc. to offer a free printable supersack. What’s the point of having a seed tender without supersacks to fill it? Click here to download and print your own SeedConsultants_Mini-Bulk_Seed_Bag_Printable. The toy farmers in your life will have a lot of fun cutting, folding and taping their own farm supplies together!
As a parent, I love activities like this free farm toy printable that I can give to him to keep him entertained and occupied for a while.
1/64 Scale Farm Toy Display During Planting Season
We cut out a 32” by 32” foam board to build a farm toy scene to use in a local contest. We added small gravel, realistic corn, grass carpet to make fields.
When our farmer in training has time he loves to make his own sheds out of boxes or scrap wood. We’ve found that purchasing a few farm buildings like shops, sheds and barns make great gifts.
This year he’d like to add a road made of tape and more bales of hay. Click here to see how to make the hay.
He continually experiments with how to make new pieces for his farm scene. More recently he’s been making hay out of chopped up pieces of grass rolled up in a long piece of scotch tape. I love that he’s being creative and doing things. Activities help develop so many skills!
Building a planting or harvest farm toy scene is a great way to spend time together as a family. And when life is crazy busy it’s a great way to keep the little farmers happy and busy.
Thanks to Seed Consultants for partnering to offer this free printable and activity!
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I used to build and display at St Louis show was lots of fun and time we’ll spent. Now mostly carpet farm with my nieces and nephews.
Carpet farming is such a great activity to spend quality time with kids!
Used to build farm models for my local county fair and before that did set ups at home to play with and continued to do so during and after building for the 4h fair. Still enjoy doing it and seeing other people’s ideas.
what did you use for the fake soil dirt?
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Hey There! We used the brown plastic carpet (like the green plastic camping carpet) for the “dirt” in the fields and this model scenery buff gravel for the driveways that also kind of looks like dirt https://amzn.to/3ENe8Y7 (affiliate link).
Hope this helps 🙂