11 Farm Toys for Interactive and Imaginative Play

Not only do farm toys encourage children to use their imaginations and create their own stories, they can help to develop important skills through play. Opening and closing doors increases dexterity and many of the farm toys on this list have interactive additions like lights, songs, and sounds and teach cause and effect as well as language skills, colors, maker skills, and more. Few children have the opportunity to grow up on a farm, but there are plenty of high-quality farm toys to give your child a taste of farm life. Endlessly fascinated by barns, farm equipment, and especially farm animals, children will love playing with these fun, interactive, and educational toys.

Farm Toys for Interactive Play

Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm
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VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Grow and Learn Farm
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Old MacDonald’s Farm Soft Play Set for Toddlers
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LEGO DUPLO My First Farm
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Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says
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LEGO Minecraft – The Farm
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1. Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Barn

Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Barn - farm toys

Farm toys are fun to play with anywhere; the Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Barn folds up for easy storage and has sturdy handles for transport. From a trusted manufacturer of children’s learning toys, this big red barn comes with seven play figurines including a horse, cow, pig, and sheep. The barn doors slide open and closed and the entire two-story barn opens on hinges. There’s even a ladder and corral to complete the set. Melissa & Doug products are made from high quality materials and are designed to be completely safe for children.

2. Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm

Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm - farm toys

The Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm has seven figurines including a pig, cow, sheep, chicken, and a farmer. There are stalls for the animals, a hay bale for feed, and a neat silo. Everything is sized perfectly for little hands. When the barn doors and gate are opened or closed, music and animal sounds play for extra interactive fun. The entire barn folds up with all of the pieces inside for simple storage and transport. And there is a never ending list of your Little People additions to add to your farm with Tractor and TrailerTow ‘n Pull TractorFarm Animal FriendsFarm Truck and Coop, and the Dairy Barn.

3. VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Grow and Learn Farm

VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Grow and Learn Farm - farm toys

The VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Grow and Learn Farm is electronic and educational. When the bright buttons are pressed, colors, numbers, and plants are introduced. Reggie the SmartPoint rooster responds to seven SmartPoint locations with different phrases, music, or fun sound effects. Rock the watering can on the playset to watch the plants in the garden grow or pick the three shape play pieces from the garden and drop them in the silo. This playset offers more interactivity than many farm toys and still offers your little one the chance to use his or her imagination. It’s completely compatible with other Go! Go! Smart Animals and Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets. The VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals Farm and Learn Tractor and the VTech Go! Go! Smart Animals – Farm Animals 3-pack are perfect additions.

4. Old MacDonald’s Farm Soft Play Set for Toddlers

Old MacDonald's Farm Soft Play Set for Toddlers - farm toys

The Old MacDonald’s Farm Soft Play Set for Toddlers is the perfect packable farm toy for toddlers on the go. Everything stores in the barn and there are handles for easy transport. Unzip the barn to discover the farmer, tractor, horse, cow, duck, pig, and sheep. Made by Pockets of Learning with completely safe and high-quality materials.

5. Baa-Baa-Barn Farm House

Baa-Baa-Barn Farm House - farm toys

Perhaps less realistic than other farm toys on this list, the Baa-Baa-Barn Farm House will entertain your child with it’s fun and colorful animals and accessories. The barn itself is playable and interactive. Doors and gates open and close, the windmill spins, balls swirl down the silo, and the lights turn on. Place one of the animals inside the barn doors and they’ll start to sing; a different song and sound for each animal. The barn and accessories are made from safe, BPA and phthalate free materials, and the barn has a convenient carrying handle.

6. Farm Playset and Storybook

Farm Playset with Barn, Animals, Pasture, Crops, Chicken Coop and Storybook - farm toys

The Farm Playset with Barn, Animals, Pasture, Crops, Chicken Coop and Storybook allows kids to read about what life is like on a farm and then use their imagination to act out their own stories. Playset comes with barn, pasture, chicken coop, crops, a garden, two farm characters, thirteen animals, and a beautifully illustrated picture book. There are options for different types of play; use the set as a 3-D puzzle and then play with the completed barn and accessories. All of the pieces break down and store flat in a convenient and portable carrying case.

7. LEGO DUPLO My First Farm

LEOG DUPLO My First Farm - farm toys

Farm toys and the exciting world of LEGO come together in the LEGO DUPLO My First Farm. Little ones can practice their maker skills as they construct the easy to build barn. Brightly colored blocks feature farm themed illustrations and barn doors and windows open and close. The complete set includes blocks for the barn, LEGO animals, LEGO characters, and produce blocks. Accessorize the farm with the LEGO DUPLO My First Tractor.

8. LeapFrog Sing and Play Farm

LeapFrog Sing and Play Farm - farm toys

Interactive and educational, the LeapFrog Sing and Play Farm is a favorite among reviewers. There are plenty of options for skill-building play: operate sliders, a switch, key, doors, and a button to learn dexterity, and each operation produces a sound or song that is constantly changing. The clever songs and sounds also help to build language skills. Thirteen animals are featured in this playset, including a hidden owl, woofing dog, sliding spider, and a hopping bunny. This farm toy offers endless hours of fun and interactive learning.

9. Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says

Fisher-Price Little People See n' Say Farmer Eddie Says - farm toys

No list of farm toys is complete without a See n’ Say. I can remember learning about farm animals and noises with one and the Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says is a fun, updated version of the classic. This simple toy teaches animal names and sounds and is lots of fun.

10. LEGO Minecraft – The Farm

LEGO Minecraft 21114 The Farm - farm toys

Appropriate for older children (8+), LEGO Minecraft – The Farm brings together the popular worlds of Minecraft and LEGO. Imaginative makers can build a farm and harvest the renewable resources. There are lots of accessories including torches, fences, waterfall, wheat, carrots, tree, crafting table, and a Steve mini figure. The farm can be combined with other Minecraft LEGO and LEGO sets to build an entire world. The only limit is your child’s imagination!

11. Ertl John Deere Fun On The Farm Playset

Ertl John Deere Fun On The Farm Playset - farm toys

Kids love to play with tractors and John Deere is the best! The Ertl John Deere Fun On The Farm Playset comes with twenty pieces including four different vehicles. Animals, farmers, fencing, and cargo for the vehicles complete this fun and colorful playset.

 

Farm toys exercise your child’s imagination and teach important skills. Tell us about your favorite farm toys in the comments below!

 

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