This pack of farm themed literacy and math centers was designed with preschoolers in mind. Including 12 new and creative printable activities, your preschooler will practice skills in all five disciplines in math and all four components of early literacy, while learning about the farm!
THESE Farm Themed Preschool Centers WILL HELP PRESCHOOLERS DEVELOP the following skills:
- number sense
- data analysis and probability
- alphabetic knowledge
- phonological awareness
- phonemic awareness
- letter formation
This pack of printable centers features a farm theme. Activities teach about the many different aspects of farm, including farm animals, growing crops, things around the farm, and more — all 12 hands-on printable preschool centers! And with so many early learning concepts included, these preschool centers will reach a wide range of skill sets in your classroom.
HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED:
This pack includes over 65 pages of printable farm theme preschool centers. Activities are as follows:
Farm Math Activities
- Fruit and Vegetable Counting Cards (Number Sense) – Count the number of fruits or vegetables on each card then use a clothes pin of paper clip to clip the corresponding number.
- Farm Shape Tracing Mats (Geometry) – Place shape mats in a dry erase pouch and trace over the shape. Then, write the shape name by tracing inside the shape name at the top of the mat.
- Apples and Pumpkins Pattern Cards (Algebra) – Cut apart the pattern cards and the apple and pumpkin cards. Use the apple and pumpkin cards to fill in the pattern cards.
- Farm Animal Size Sorting (Measurement) – Cut apart the barn mats and the farm animal cards. Sort the farm animal cards by lining them up below the corresponding barn on the mat.
- Tractor Trailer Hay Bale Estimating (Data Analysis) – Cut out the hay bale circles. (They are sized to be used with a 3, 2, and 1 inch craft punch). Cut out the number cards. Place the estimation number card in the square on the mat and then fill the circle on the mat with hale bales. Was the estimation correct?
- Farm Animal Addition Cards (Algebra) – Cut apart the addition cards. Use small manipulatives to cover the crows on the scarecrow, counting the total. Then trace the number answer at the top of the card.
Farm Literacy Activities
- Barn Alphabet Letter Matching (Alphabet Knowledge) – Match the lower case letter on each farm animal letter card to the barn with the corresponding upper case letter.
- Around the Farm Word Tracing Words (Letter Formation) – Cut apart the tracing cards and place in a dry erase pouch. Use a dry erase marker to trace over each word.
- What’s in the Barn? Blending Sounds (Phonological Awareness) – Cut apart the animal sound blending cards and to use with the rhyme. Say the rhyme on the barn mat, then select an animal to fill in the sound spaces and read the animal card in segments. /p/ – /i/ – /g/ Have the preschooler blend the sounds together to form the word.
- Farm Vocabulary Matching Cards (Phonological Awareness) – Print two copies and cut apart farm animal cards. Mix up the cards and match them. These can use used in a traditional memory game.
- In the Haystack Beginning Sounds Matching (Phonemic Awareness) – Cut apart the hay bale cards and place in a pile. Place the letter cards in a separate pile. Draw a letter card and place it on the mat. Add the corresponding beginning sound hay bales. (To simplify, place a select group of letters and matching beginning sounds and have your student work with only a few letters and sounds at once, rather than the entire alphabet).
- Farm Animal Word Building (Phonemic Awareness) – Cut apart the word building cards. Use letter cards to spell out the word on each card. Alternatively, magnetic letter manipulatives can be used. Find matching letter manipulatives here: Magnetic Letter Manipulatives
- Click on each image in the gallery to see the activity up close!
HOW TO USE THESE Farm Printable Preschool Centers
These farm preschool activities are not limited to only centers. They can also be used in the following settings:
- printable preschool centers
- small group activities
- table top activities
- sensory table activities
- quick circle time activities
- whole class skills practice
- informal assessments
HOW TO ADD THESE TO WHAT YOU’RE ALREADY TEACHING
Of course, these thematic activities pair wonderfully with my Complete Preschool Curriculum because they target the same skills. With the thoughtful design of the daily lesson plans included in my curriculum, you will know exactly which food and nutrition centers to pull out during the theme. Together, they make the perfect team for a well-rounded, engaging theme based curriculum.