Stories & Crafts: Farm Animals 1

Welcome to our digital Stories & Crafts for preschoolers. Today Theresa shares a story about a poor duck that gets stuck doing all the work on the farm. Who will help him? Then make your own duck.

Make a Feathery Duck


  • Paper: white, orange and one other sheet for the background
  • White squares of tissue paper, paper towel or napkin
  • Scissors, glue and something to spread the glue, such as a cotton ball or Q-Tip
  • Googly eye (or black marker to draw an eye)


  1. Cut out a duck body from the white paper and glue it to your background paper. You can use the first page of this Duck Template if you’d like.
  2. Spread glue on the duck body and cover it with squares of tissue paper, paper towel or napkin to give the duck a feathery look. I just cut a napkin into one-inch squares.
  3. Cut legs, feet and a beak from orange paper. The second page of the template has patterns you can use. Fold the long legs like an accordion.
  4. Glue on the beak, legs, feet and eye.

Things to talk about

  • Would you like to live on a farm? Why or why not?
  • Which farm chores would be fun? Which would you NOT want to do?
  • Ducks quack. What sounds do other farm animals make?

More Fun

Who Lives on a Farm? printable sentence strips and sorting activity

Farm animal printable coloring pages

Farm animal facts video

Boogie Woogie Piggies Alphabet song

Animal sounds song

Read more about farm animals.

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Debbie Reiff

Debbie is a youth services specialist on the Early Childhood team. Look for her on the Learn & Play Bus or hanging out with Baby Bookworms. Along with a passion for reading, Debbie enjoys puzzles, attending local dance and theater productions, gardening, and portrait photography.