Animal Match added
Make animal cards by gluing or drawing pictures of adult farm animals,
their babies, and the products they provide on separate index cards.
Examples: adult cow, calf, dairy products; sheep, lamb, wool clothing;
hen, chick, eggs.
Mix up the cards and ask the children to
match the adult animal to the baby animal, and to match the animal to the
product it provides. Can the children say the name of the adult animal?
The baby animal? Imitate the animal sound? Think of more animal products?
Cut five turkey body shapes out of brown
felt and fifteen feather shapes out of red, yellow, and orange felt.
Number the turkey body shapes from 1 to 5 and put them on a flannel board.
Place the feather shapes in a pile. To play the game, have the children
take turns selecting a turkey, identifying the number on it and adding
that many feathers to it. You could also do this in circle time and have
all the children work together to get the feathers on the turkeys.
Whose Nest? added
Cut five mother hen shapes, five nest
shapes and fifteen egg shapes out of felt. Number the hens from 1 to 5.
Glue a different number of eggs (from 1 to 5) on each nest shape. Place
the nests and the mother hens on a flannel board. Let the children help
the mother hens find their nests by counting the eggs and matching each
hen to the appropriate nest.
Chick Sequencing Cards
Make sequence cards showing the different
stages of a chick hatching. Draw pictures of the egg in its nest, the egg
cracking, the chick partly out of the egg and the chick completely
hatched. Mix up the cards and give them to the children. Let them put the
cards in order.
A Dozen Eggs
Number twelve eggs or Ping Pong balls 1
through 12 with paint or a marking pen. Have the child place the eggs in
numerical order in an egg carton. To make the activity easier for younger
children, write the appropriate numeral in the bottom of each section of
the egg carton. Talk about the word "dozen." What other items
are sold by the dozen?