Western & Country Themed Activity Ideas For Kids

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Planning fun new themes for your summer camp or recreational program? We’ve shared several ideas for a Western or Country theme! Decorate your entire Activity Room with an entire Wild West or Barnyard theme and get your group excited with accessories like cowboy hats and bandanas. Try new games, crafts, and other activities too!

View our Barnyard theme on our website for additional resources!

Theme Names:

  • Barnyard
  • Farm
  • Wild Wild West
  • Western
  • Country

Western Themed Decorations

First, create the scene with a DIY barn backdrop. Use print rolls, large hay bales made from cardboard boxes, and white tape to make windows. Print out oter Western images and cutouts.

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Country Western Themed Accessories

If you want your group to dress the part, view our selection of Western themed decorations and accessories!

cowboy hat craft

  • Cowboy Hats – Your group can decorate their own western themed hats with permanent markers that come with the kit.  These sturdy molded felt hats will be a cowabunga hit. Pack of 48.
  • Masks – Kids can really get into character with these half-masks! “We used these for our Wild Wild West camp and it was a blast. The campers and staff loved them.” – Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, ME
  • Vests – Kids can really get into the cowboy or cowgirl spirit with these fun plastic party verst.
  • Bandanas – Kids can accessorize with these red and blue bandanas.
  • Silver Sheriff Badges – These novelties add a whole lot of fun to these two themes.

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Farm & Country Themed Crafts

Farm Puzzles

Your group can color these small wooden puzzles with markers, then write a quote on the back of each piece. The pack comes with a total of 12 farm animals. Check out what customers had to say below.

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“These small wooden puzzles are great! They are a good quality and will be a great craft project for us to use at Vacation Bible School. Thanks!” – Cindy, Nashville

“Old MacDonald’s farm in puzzle form – these are great interactive toys for group play and fine motor skill development.” – Annabett, Pittsburgh

Farm Themed Banks

Set up a station at your camp or rec program where kids decorate their own cow or pig banks with acrylic paint. Choose a craft kit that comes with all of the materials, or the individual packs of the cow or pig bank. This is a great opportunity to also teach your group about saving money!

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“I used this product as part of a financial literacy program for a summer camp.” – Wenda, Chicago IL

“These pigs are great for both our summer camps ages 5-8 and 8-12. The kids and parents love them. Overall it is a fun project. we have used the paint provided, our own paint and permanent markers.” – Summer Camp Counselor, Indiana

“We run a variety of day camps at our nature center and every day has a different theme. This was our “farm” day theme and the kids LOVED them. Being an environmental educator, our craft parameters are that things need to be made from recycled materials OR be nice enough that they won’t go to the landfill when mom cleans the kid’s room before school starts. These are a quality ceramic that I envision kids using for a long time after camp is over. We buy sharpie markers and puffy paints to decorate. Our group is ages 8-10 years old.” – Educator, Detroit MI

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Farm Scene Posters

Add some color to your farm theme with these Paint-A-Dot™ Farm Scenes! The paint is on the paper – so painting this picture is as easy as brushing on the water. This pack of 24 comes with four 8” x 10” size farm and country scenes, 6 of each design on heavyweight cardstock. They also have self-adhesive easel backs for easy display. The paintbrushes and instructions are included. Kids of all ages can enjoy this simple craft activity.

For younger groups, you can have them create these pop up books during craft time as a fun 3D option. Each 6-page book includes a guide with fun facts.

Other Paint-A-Dot™ scenes:

Country Themed Activities

Farm Bingo

Farm bingo activity

Play a game of Farm Bingo at your recreational program! Print your own Bingo cards and use these farm animal counters as props. Your group can learn fun facts about windmills, grains, chickens, and everything else around the farm. A great game for small groups of 2-6 players.

Check out the idea in this blog that includes printables and other icebreaker ideas.

As a prize for bingo, you can hand out these farm themed bounce balls with animal faces and challenge kids to come up with 3 different games with the balls. Or have them design their own themed balls with our colorable Gator Skin® balls.

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Horseshoe Game

Kids can have fun playing this classic game. This set features official size horseshoes molded from rubber, so they’re safe indoors or out! Set includes 2 red and 2 blue horseshoes, 2 black rubber bases with 6” high stakes for indoor use and (2) 13-3/4” high pointed stakes for outdoor use. Each shoe weighs about 6 ounces.

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Musical Country Themed Fun

Add some music to your entertainment program by handing out cow bells and other fun instruments, or make them create their own instruments using materials you provide. Each group must create a unique song and perform it for the rest of the group!

If you need a farm themed movement activity for your younger group of kids, have them watch this Visit the Farm DVD and get them moving, singing, and dancing to classic farm music.

Country Themed Sensory Play

Add some sensory fun by creating a country themed sensory bin filled with play dirt (or orange sand) and some garden tools or rakes.

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