Make a Delightful Donkey with this Build A Donkey Craft

Build a donkey craft printable farm animal templates - cut and paste for preschool and kindergarten

Here’s another fun farmyard activity – a build a donkey craft!

This simple activity that is great for developing your child’s cutting and sticking skills, and an awesome chance to practice some pencil control and fine motor skills as well!

And this lovely cut and paste craft is brilliant for preschoolers to use because it’s so simple for them to put together!

And there’s a color and a plain template – so your little ones can choose the colors and decorate their lil’ donkey as they wish.

If you’re a teacher, this simple farmyard craft could also make a lovely activity for the classroom!

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What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?

 

Cute build a donkey templates cut and paste craft (preschool and kindergarten pdf)

When making this darling little donkey, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:

  • Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
  • Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
  • Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.

This simple craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.

 

How To Prepare This Build a Donkey Craft

First you’re going to want to download the donkey templates by clicking on the download button at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!

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Other materials you’ll need:

  • Safety scissors
  • Card stock or Craft paper
  • Some good glue
  • Some coloring pencils or pens

Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.

Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.

Then you can stick all the pieces together to make your donkey.

It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.

If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:

  1. Stick the snout to the head
  2. Stick the ears to the head
  3. Stick the hair to the head
  4. Stick the head to the body
  5. Stick the forelegs on the body
  6. Stick the back legs to the back of the body
  7. Stick the tail to the back of the body

(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)

The finished one should look something like this:

super cute cut and paste farm craft - prek

Eeee-aaawwwww!

If you want to, you could always laminate the pieces before putting them together and use them as a puzzle. That way, the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.

After that you’re all done!

Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!

But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build a Donkey Craft Template!

Black and white donkey template craft

I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their little donkey in their own way!

So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!

I’d love to see what they create!

Printable donkey templates for simple kindergarten farm crafts

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