Farm Counting Cards

Sep 15, 2016

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

Looking for a fun way to practice counting to 20?! These playful, farm-themed counting cards are sure to bring smiles to kids’ faces. Grab a card, read the number written at the top and draw the missing eggs to make the picture match. Such a simple and fun math center for preschool or kindergarten!

Grab your free farm counting cards below and then  hop over and snag six more counting card sets  in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers!

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Getting Ready

My prep work was so quick and easy!

I printed the sets (below) on cardstock to give them extra durability, cut along the lines to separate the pieces, and slid them through the laminator for easy reuse.

Then I grabbed a vis-a-vis marker and invited Middle Brother (age 5) over to join me.

Counting and Counting On

For kiddos who are still learning to count objects one at a time, simply grab the 1 to 10 cards and have them work through the series in order – reading the number written at the top with them to help children learn what each number looks like.

(Drawing oval eggs is a great fine motor activity for little hands too!)

Since Middle Brother was ready for a challenge, we worked on counting on from a number.

He pulled out the four card first. I asked him how many eggs were already drawn and he immediately replied, “two!”

We pretended to stick the two in our head by tapping on our forehead, and then counted up as he drew eggs three and four.

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Counting up proved even more helpful when Middle Brother grabbed the sixteen card. Since nine eggs were already drawn, he popped a nine in his head and counted, “ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen” as he drew. Such a big time saver!

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Grab Your Set

Ready to get your count on too?! Click the blue download button below and then keep scrolling down to find even more farm activities kids love!

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato

Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations

Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection

Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering

Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching

Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool

Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School

Farm Fence Number Ordering Mats // Fairy Poppins

Farm Letter Sound Matching Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey

Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing

Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It

Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator

Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy

Playful Farm Animals Hands on Math // Stir the Wonder

Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations

Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory

Interactive Math Addition Book // DIY Farm Wife

Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom

Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam

2 Comments

  1. Amanda

    These are so much fun. My kids love write and wipe math.

    Reply
  2. Adventures of Adam

    Love that these can be laminated and used time and time again.

    Reply

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