Do your kids know anything about farm animals? If they’re lucky, they’ll be able to visit a local farm to get up close with these adorable animals!
Kids just love talking about cows, horses, sheep, and more. One animal that doesn’t get as much attention is the donkey.
If you want your kids to learn about donkeys and have a fun activity to go with it, try this donkey headband craft. It’s easy to make and kids will love wearing it!
Print it out in black and white for kids to color in themselves or make it from colored paper. Both ways are fun and simple.
Also, be sure to check out all of our farm animal crafts for kids for even more ideas.
Cute Donkey Craft
- Colored cardstock
- Crayons or markers
- Donkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the donkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by placing the nose and mouth piece to the bottom of the donkey’s face, where the jawlines meet. Glue it in place.
Use a dark brown or dark gray marker to draw the nostrils on the muzzle piece.
Take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the face, just under the eyebrows.
Place the hair in the middle of the head and glue it to the top.
Finish up the donkey’s head by gluing the inner ears to the middle of the outer ears.
Position the headband extenders on both sides of the headband base and tape them together.
Now your kiddo has a cute headband craft they can wear anywhere they are!
Farm Animal Unit For Kids
Don’t stop the learning and fun stop here. Create an entire farm animal unit around this cute donkey craft. Read on below for our favorite ideas.
Our very first suggestion is to begin by reading books. Reading to your children is a valuable and entertaining activity! It can help your children learn sight words, learn to focus, and use their imagination.
Below are some of the most popular farms books for kids:
Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!
Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!
The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.
You can never do too many crafts, right? That’s good because we have lots more farm animal crafts we know your kids will love. Add in some or all of these cute projects:
Horse Handprint Craft – Kids will love this quick, easy craft. Make the horse’s handprints with brown paper and then add details like ears, mane, tail, etc. to make your animal friend come alive!
Paper Bag Pig Craft – This is a fun and easy paper bag craft that kids will love. With just an ordinary brown grocery store paper bag, some paper, scissors, and glue, you can have this adorable little pig in minutes!
Goat Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids will love this goat paper bag puppet craft. It’s a great way to let kids use their imagination and learn about farm animals too! They’re inexpensive, easy to make, and fun for all ages.
Llama Paper Plate Craft – This paper plate llama craft is a fun and easy project that kids will love! The supplies are simple- just a paper plate, paint, paper, and a few other supplies. Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to make this adorable llama. It’s perfect for your next family craft night or even as part of an animal-themed birthday party favors.
Looking for some fun coloring pages to print out? These farm color by number printables are perfect for kids of all ages. All you need is a printer, paper, and crayons or markers. Inside this set, you’ll find a tractor, pig, barn, scarecrow, chickens, and more. Print them off today!
Looking for ways to help your kids learn? Here are some printable animal learning resources that will keep them entertained and teach them at the same time. With these farm animal printables, your kids can work on letter recognition, counting, handwriting skills, or just have fun with coloring in farm animals!
This hands-on farm playdough kit is perfect for kids who love to explore and play! Let your child learn about farm animals with this fun activity that’s both educational and entertaining. Kids will have a blast playing in their own little world of pretend as they create all sorts of shapes out of the dough while learning how to identify each animal along the way.
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More Farm Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Crayons or markers
- Donkey template
- Download the donkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by placing the nose and mouth piece to the bottom of the donkey's face, where the jawlines meet. Glue it in place.
- Use a dark brown or dark gray marker to draw the nostrils on the muzzle piece.
- Take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the face, just under the eyebrows.
- Place the hair in the middle of the head and glue it to the top.
- Finish up the donkey's head by gluing the inner ears to the middle of the outer ears.
- Position the headband extenders on both sides of the headband base and tape them together.