Games and activities that are great for learning and easy to prepare are the best for a busy mom & teacher! I really prefer activities that can be prepared in 10 minutes or less. This DIY Farm Graph for Preschoolers is so easy to put together and gives lots of great opportunities to learn.
Materials for the DIY Farm Game for Preschoolers:
Farm Stickers: barn, cow, pig, sheep, chick, and horse (we used this big pack)
1 Sheet of paper
To prepare die:
Print the dice download.
Cut out the cube template.
Create the cube and tape the tabs to hold the cube together.
To prepare the graph:
Draw a grid on the paper.
Place one of each sticker at the bottom of each column.
To use the graph:
Roll the die.
Place one sticker on the graph in the column that matches the animal rolled on the die.
Repeat until one column is filled to the top.
Graphing helps with essential skills in preschool such as:
- Comparing numbers
- Addition (by adding the total number of things graphed)
You can also work on language skills by introducing word such as:
- Equal (same)
- Animal names & sounds
You don’t only have to learn which color gets rolled the most, you can also compare between two other graph columns to determine:
“Which animal had more rolls than the cow?”
“Which two animals had the least?”
“Which animal had more rolls than horse and pig combined?”
There are so many great opportunities to learn with such a simple activity!
Download the Free Printable Die for this DIY Farm Animal Graphing Activity.
Check out the other farm activities we’ve been doing!