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On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Come and get it! This On the Farm Math and Literacy pack is the perfect addition to your farm theme. It contains 15 worksheets and 6 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Classification
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Measurement
– Ordinal concepts
– Graphing
– The concept of more/less/same
– Fine motor
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Association
– Language/dictation
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Positional concepts
– Following directions

Please note that the center activities in this packet are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

FARM ANIMAL MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Provide pom poms, vase gems, Unifix Cubes, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to measure (non-standard) the length of the animals. Students may use the the included Farm Animals – Measure and Record worksheet to record their measurements. Discuss which animals are longer, shorter, or the same length.


On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

NUMBER QUANTITY WITH FARM ANIMALS – NUMBERED BARNS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Provide students with small farm animals. Learners will place a numbered group of animals on its corresponding barn. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

EGGS AND POTATOES – MORE AND LESS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of eggs and potatoes in each picture. Students will then determine which box has more or fewer, and clip /mark the card accordingly.

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

BARN BURNER – RACE TO THE TOP (COLOR 1 SHEET & 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS/B&W 1 SHEET & 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Cut out the cards and insert them into a pocket cube/die. Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. For individual use, the child will roll the cube/die, identify the picture, and place a marker in the appropriate column. Repeat until a column is full to the top; that animal wins. In small group, provide each child with his/her own sheet. Students will take turns rolling, marking their own roll. First person to fill a column to the top wins the Barn Burner! Encourage learners to take a good look at their graphs, and discuss which of their animals came in first, second, and so on.

FARMER BOY RHYMING PUZZLES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Cut the puzzles in half. Students will say the name of each picture and pair the rhyming partners to complete the puzzles.

ON THE FARM – PRODUCT LINK UP TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Cut out the cards and use a hole punch to punch out the marked areas. Supply children with plastic learning links. Students will then link the animals and crops with the products they supply us.

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

HEN HOUSE ALPHABET MATCH-UP (COLOR UPPERCASE/LOWERCASE A-Z/26 – B&W UPPERCASE/LOWERCASE A-Z/26)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Cut out the the hen houses and the hens. Young learners will match the upper and lowercase letters.

ON THE FARM BEGINNING SOUNDS PUZZLES (COLOR 11/B&W 11)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Cut the puzzles out. Children will work to assemble the puzzles by matching the letters to their beginning sound pictures.

WORKSHEETS (15)

On the Farm Math and Literacy Activities

Hold Your Horses – Number Order
Farm Fun – Counting and Number Formation
Pecking Order – Size Skills
Counting Sheep – Counting and Number Recognition
How Many Legs? – Classification
Farm Animals – Graphing
Tractor Ride – Color by Numbers
Farm Animals – Measure and Record
In the Barn – Association
Greyson the Goat – Positional Concepts
Pitching Hay – Rhyming
Back at the Barn – Beginning Sounds
Finley’s Farmers Market – Segmenting Syllables
Horsing Around – Letter Formation and Recognition
Writing Prompt – “If I lived on a farm, I would…”

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Turkey Feather Counting Activity

turkey feather counting activity

Let’s have some fun and count Mr. Turkey’s feathers. This colorful magnet tray activity is an inviting way for children to exhibit number sense.

Have children choose a wattle and identify it’s number (younger students may need help). Then prompt them to place the wattle and the corresponding number of feathers on Mr. Turkey. Instruct students to use one-to-one correspondence as they place their feathers on the bird; as they pick up each feather, they should say its number name.

Additionally, this activity may be used to reinforce color recognition.

I hope you find this counting exercise to be a useful addition to your fall curriculum.

MATERIALS USED: 

– A metal tray
– Craft button magnets (glue to back of the turkey)
– Feathers
– Our printable turkey and numbered wattles
– Googly eyes
– Tacky glue

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Yummy Rice Cake Pig Snack

It’s Tasty Tuesday of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and to honor this fun day and to go along with our farm theme, we are going to be making rice cake pigs.

Snack time for preschoolers is much more than enjoying a tasty treat. It is a time for children to build independence and develop self-help skills. They pour their own milk or water (“pour with your strong hand and hold the cup with your helper hand”), pass items to their classmates, clear their place settings, clean up spills, and, in some instances, even prepare their own food!

For our pig snack, this morning, each child will served a plate containing all of the ingredients. They will use their fine motor skills to spread the cream cheese, with a plastic knife, and to assemble their pigs. So much fun! This snack would also be fitting for a fairy tales/nursery rhymes theme (Three Little Pigs).

INGREDIENTS USED:

– Rice cakes
– Strawberry cream cheese or cream cheese with food coloring
– Marshmallows
– Raisins

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