Developmentally appropriate Farm counting math centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate farm themed one-to-one Correspondence and Counting centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Farm Animals Counting Cards-Use with Manipulatives
This beginning level is very concrete. Students will use manipulatives to match quantities of objects pictured on cards. There is also a numeral printed on each card to connect numerals with quantities. This is a fantastic center for teaching and practicing careful counting. Using manipulatives gives a boost to fine motor skills and helps to solidify the concept of ‘how many’ for early learners. I love this activity and so do my kiddos!
Level 2: Farm Animal Puzzles Count & Match
This next level starts us off on the foundation that all numbers represent a quantity. Students will count the images on one set of puzzle pieces and match the amount shown to a number on a different puzzle. The puzzles are self-correcting so there will be only one solution piece. This center can be leveled as well. I have included numbers 1-15 I would choose 1-5 for a beginning level, move up to 1-10 or 1-15 as the class progresses. Choose how far to go with your students based on what they can accomplish with some amount of challenge.
Level 3: Farm Animal Count & Clip Wheels
This activity builds on the first two. Students will count objects in the center of a wheel and choose from 4 numbers on the wheel to find the correct number. The option of 4 different numbers increases the difficulty and students learn that they need to count carefully to find the correct number. This activity can be closely supervised, or completely independent.
*Bonus* Count & Find the Number!
This center activity builds on the first by counting eggs in the center of a card that is surrounded by numbers 0-10. Students use their base knowledge of numbers and corresponding quantities to mark the correct number.
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