Use Of Farm tools


Welcome to Class!

In today’s class, we will be talking about simple of farm tools. Enjoy the class!


In the previous lesson, we learnt about farm tools, and we saw different examples of farm tools. As farmers work in their farms, they use these simple farm tools to carry out various activities. In today’s lesson we will be learning the various uses of some of the farm tools.

Cutlass: 1. Used for cutting and clearing bushes

  1. For transplanting seedlings.
  2.  felling of trees

Hoe:  1. For weeding (removing grasses)

  1. For planting and harvesting.

Spade: 1. For digging

  1. For  Making ridges.
  2. For mixing manure.

Shovel: 1. For loading materials into a wheelbarrow

  1. For transferring soil.

Farmer using cutlass to clear bush                     Woman using sickle

Sickle: This is used for cutting weeds and harvesting farm produce like cacao, rice and wheat

Hand Trowel: For transplanting seedlings, planting seeds and applying fertilizer.

Hand Fork: Use for light weeding and for mixing soil.

Axe: Used for slicing or splitting wood and for felling trees

Wheelbarrow: This is used for moving materials within the farm.

Watering can: this is used to water plants and flowers and for application of liquid fertilizers


  1. ——- is a simple farming tool for cutting grass.  (a) Rake   (b) cutlass
  2. Shovel is used for ——-   (a) cutting rope.   (b) leveling soil.
  3. What is the farm tool used for carrying materials about in the farm?

In our next class, we will be talking about Care of farm tools. We hope you enjoyed the class.

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