There’s something about chick activities in preschool that draws the attention of kids! Everyone wants to touch those fuzzy little guys. I decided to create the cute counting mats for preschoolers with a farm theme to work on important math skills. The Free Printable Chick Counting Cards for numbers 1-10 are easy to prep. Mess-free. Noise-free. Waaaaay easier than incubating eggs! Unless you count the noises that the kids are going to make as they recognize numbers and count with this preschool farm activity.

farm theme chick counting cards for preschool

Recommended Grade Level:

Farm Theme Counting Cards Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Paper Cutter
  • Mini Chick Erasers

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Farm Math Activities for Preschool

NUMBER SENSE ACTIVITIES

COUNTING CARDS OFFER SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COUNTING! THEY ARE A GRAT WAY TO HIT A LOT OF SKILLS THAT BUILD NUMBER SENSE.

We love mini-erasers. They are the perfect little math manipulative! Every time Target has new ones in their Dollar Spot, I grab a couple bags. If you miss out on getting these from Target you can get this set from Amazon with lots of different Easter themed erasers.

These cards are perfect to new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each chick picture on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.

I like to slip our counting cards into a quart-sized Zip top bag for easy storage. Plus, it makes it super easy to pull out to use as a busy bag when I need my preschooler to work independently (or, at least, more independently.)

We’ve used counting cards several times and though she isn’t ready to count yet, she is starting to get the hang of the matching concept of putting the objects on the pictures.

You can find all of our counting cards here.

While kids are working on counting chicks on each card, you can ask help them develop number sense skills with questions:

  • Is that number less than 10? How do you know?
  • Are there other groups of 2/3 somewhere in the classroom? Where?
  • Can you count to 5 again? Backwards?
  • How do you know that might be 6 chicks without counting them?
These chick counting cards for numbers 1-10 are perfect for learning in the spring or for Easter! They would even work great with a farm theme! So many uses and the little chick mini-erasers are adorable!

What Do Number Sense Activities For Preschoolers Teach?

COUNTING ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL

NUMBER RECOGNITION AND ONE-TO-ONE CORRESPONDENCE ARE IMPORTANT CONCEPTS TO PRACTICE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD.

Preschool farm math activities engage kids because they love learning about farm life! Counting chicks helps with numerous math skills! In addition to practice numbers, kids will work on:

  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Number identification/formation
  • Counting fluency
  • Addition/subtraction (when ready)
  • Number order (sequence)
These chick counting cards for numbers 1-10 are perfect for learning in the spring or for Easter! They would even work great with a farm theme! So many uses and the little chick mini-erasers are adorable!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Work On Number Sense Activities?

Preschool math centers with play dough or dry erase marker activities and games provide a solid foundation for future math skills.

Number Identification

Number identification is sometimes the first step towards understanding what numbers are. Kids need lots of practice to be able to look at a number and name it appropriately.

Counting Fluency

Being able to count smoothly and effortlessly goes a long way toward ease with future math concepts and skills. It takes lots of counting practice to reach that level of ease.

One-to One Correspondence

Counting groups of objects and assigning each object one more gives meaning to the numbers that kids identify. Then they begin understanding quantity.

Make Connections

Preschool counting games help kids make connections between different numbers. It helps them see 10 is greater than 2, or 5 is an odd number.

How to Make the Farm Theme Counting Cards

To Prep:

Print the counting cards on a piece of paper/cardstock and laminate. Cut the cards apart.

These chick counting cards for numbers 1-10 are perfect for learning in the spring or for Easter! They would even work great with a farm theme! So many uses and the little chick mini-erasers are adorable!

To Use:

Cover the chicks on the counting cards with the correct number of chick mini erasers.

This chicken activity for preschool is perfect for new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each chick on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.

These chick counting cards for numbers 1-10 are perfect for learning in the spring or for Easter! They would even work great with a farm theme! So many uses and the little chick mini-erasers are adorable!

Sensory Bin

Hide the cards in a sensory bin to add an element of mystery to this counting game for preschool. Find a card, count, repeat. Use play dough to form the numbers as an additional sensory experience.

Sequence

These farm themed cards are perfect for working on number order. Depending on the skill level of the child, mix them up and put them back in order, or put them in order and remove a card and ask the child which number is missing.

Life Cycle

Learn the life cycle of a chicken to tie into this fun preschool chicken activity for math. Kids can learn how a chick hatches and grows into an adult chicken with built-in background knowledge about chicks already.

farm theme chick counting cards for preschool
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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