Caring for farm animals

More than 900 million cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry are reared in the UK each year for food production,  along with many millions of farmed fish. Does your class know where their food comes from?

Pictures of piglets on an RSPCA Assured farm

Download your free caring for farm animals pack, just click on the links below.

These activities encourage children to think about the food they eat and products they use every day, that come from animals. They will learn that farm animals have basic needs that must be met by the humans who care for them, but will also learn about the ways in which we can all influence the health and welfare of farm animals.



  • Expressive arts and design
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Understanding the world
  • Physical development

Download full resource pack: EYFS - Caring for farm animals (Word 2.2MB)

Included in this resource pack:

  • Teachers' notes with ideas for initial teacher input
    Caring For Farm Animals Worksheets
    Adult-led activities
    and child-initiated activities, learning outcomes, vocabulary and useful websites
  • Farm play set up suggestions
  • Activity sheets with answers

Activity Ideas:

Teachers Notes - Farm Play situations set up (PDF 47.6KB)

Activity Sheet - Products From Animals (PDF 582KB) 

Activity Sheet - Who Cares For Baby (PDF 58.2KB)

Activity Sheet Answers - Who Cares For Baby answers (53.6KB)

Teacher Notes - RSPCA Assured logo (PDF 131KB)


Welsh Resources

Many of our resources are also available in Welsh, please download the relevant documents below.

Lesson plan: Caring for farm animals - Welsh (Word 3.9MB)

Worksheet: Cynhyrchion o anifeiliaid (PDF 283KB)

Worksheet: Pwy sy'n magu'r babi (PDF 57KB)

Teacher Notes: Chwarae fferm - Sefyllfaoedd (PDF 48KB)

Teacher Notes: Logo Freedom Food (Bwyd Rhyddid) (PDF 77KB)

Teacher Notes: Pwy sy'n magu'r babi (atebion) (PDF 53KB)

Teacher Notes: Y pum rhyddid (152KB)