It is no secret that most kids don’t like to sit still and work on a worksheet- especially when it comes to counting. They want to be involved and to have fun. These farm counting puzzles are perfect for my son. They are hands-on and we even get a little fine motor practice in because I let him cut a few of the puzzles. They’re perfect to help your Pre-K and Kindergarten students with their counting!
Farm Counting Puzzles
Place the numbered pieces in one basket and the pieces with the chickens in another.
Have your child choose a few pieces from either basket and place them on a flat surface such as a table or even the floor.
Next, have them fish for the matching pieces in the other basket. Have them continue until they have matched all the puzzles.
Other Ways To Use The Farm Counting Puzzles
There are a few other ways that we used these farm counting puzzles.
Practice Skip Counting By 2’s
Caleb has been trying to skip count ever since his sister started learning about it. I was able to introduce the concept to him with the even numbered cards. Sure he will not be an expert but he enjoyed trying.
Match the Chickens to the Number
To play this game, simply place a few random numbered pieces on the table.
Next, have your child choose the appropriate chicken cards to match. You can even allow them to use counters to cover each chicken if it helps with 1 to 1 correspondence.
Match the Number to the Chicken Cards
This game is pretty simple. Place random chicken cards on the desk and have your child place magnetic numbers (or any other number manipulative) to match.
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