Stop horsing around and check out this On the Farm Math and Literacy activities pack. It contains 15 worksheets and 6 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Ordinal concepts
– The concept of more/less/same
– Fine motor
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Positional concepts
– Following directions
Please note that these farm center activities 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)
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.
NUMBER QUANTITY WITH FARM ANIMALS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)
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.
EGGS AND POTATOES – MORE AND LESS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)
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.
BARN BURNER – RACE TO THE TOP (COLOR 1 SHEET & 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS/B&W 1 SHEET & 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS)
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)
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)
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.
HEN HOUSE ALPHABET MATCH UP (COLOR UPPERCASE/LOWERCASE A-Z/26 – B&W UPPERCASE/LOWERCASE A-Z/26)
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)
Cut the puzzles out. Children will work to assemble the puzzles by matching the letters to their beginning sound pictures.
ON THE FARM ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS (15)
– 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…”