Old MacDonald Farm Animal Story Stones

Make farm animal story stones to accompany the popular nursery rhyme 'Old MacDonald had a Farm'.  Print off the free printable farm animals, stick them to stones and use them to help toddlers and preschoolers choose which animal to sing about in the nursery rhyme or to help them make up simple farmyard stories.

Story stones for Old Mac Donald had a farm story

This 'Old MacDonald had a Farm', activity is part of a rhyme time series. Check out our List of Nursery Rhymes and activity ideas or scroll to the bottom for links to other 'Old MacDonald' inspired ideas. Click here to listen to 'Old MacDonald had a Farm'

Old MacDonald Farm Animal Story Stones

Story stone supplies:

  • Stones (we collected ours on holiday)
  • Mod Podge Glue and Sealer
  • Foam brush
  • Animal printable or pictures of animals from magazines

How to make farm animal story stones


Download and print out the animal pictures. Cut out the animals. 

Free printable farm animals for story stones

Put a splodge of mod podge onto a stone and place one of the animal pictures on top. Spread the mod podge over the picture and continue to the edge of the stone.  Wipe off any excess mod podge and leave it to dry.  Repeat for each image. 

How to make farm animal story stones

How to use your farm animal story stones

There are so many ways that these animal story stones can be used. Here are a few ideas. 

  • Put the story stones in a bag or basket. Take one out at a time as you sing 'Old MacDonald' to decide which animal to sing about next.
  • Make up simple farmyard stories using the stone animals as characters. Older children will love making up their own stories.
  • Set up a farmyard small world and use the stones as farm animals to play with.
  • Put the stones in a sensory bin for toddlers to find and ask them what the animals are/ what noise they make.
  • Make 2 sets of stone animals and play matching games.

Make Farm animal story stones : Free Printable

Enjoy your farm animal story stones. Find all our Free Printables here


To download these pictures for free click on the button below and use the discount code: farm. For personal use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted.
old Mac Donald farm animal printable

There are so many benefits to singing nursery rhymes with young children. You can read more about them in our article about nursery rhymes

Benefits of nursery rhymes. Old Mac Donald activities for toddlers

Your toddler or preschooler might enjoy colouring these farm animal colouring pages after singing or doing an activity based on Old Mac Donald had a Farm. 

farm animal colouring pages

Check out these 'Old MacDonald had a Farm' inspired ideas.

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