Counting More or Less with Farm Animal Rainbow Counters

Counting objects and comparing more or less is an important math skill for preschoolers to learn. Use these fun Farm Animal Rainbow Counters to inspire young children interested in animals or to go along with a farm theme!

Counting objects and Comparing More or Less is an important math skill for preschoolers to learn. Using these fun Farm Animal Rainbow Counters will fit into any farm theme!

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Counting More or Less with Farm Animal Rainbow Counters

Materials:

Supplies needed for Counting More or Less with Farm Animal Rainbow Counters

How to Prep:

To prepare this activity an adult will need to make and/or set up craft stick farm fencing. Check out our Big Red Barn Literacy Activity to see how to make the farm fencing. To set up the fencing use little pieces of play dough to stand four pieces of fence up to make a square. Set up two fence squares.

Then set out at least twelve farm animal rainbow counters and a die before inviting children to play and learn!

Farm Animal Rainbow Counters, Farm Fencing and large die

How to Play:

This activity can be played by one child alone, with two children or with an adult and child. To play, roll the die once and count out that number of farm animal rainbow counters and place them in one fence square. Then roll the die again, taking turns in necessary and count out that number of farm animal rainbow counters into the other fence square.

Next, an adult can ask the child:

  • Which fence has more animals?
  • Which one has fewer animals?
  • Do the fences have an even amount of animals?
  • How do you know?

Counting more or less with farm animal rainbow counters

My son and I played this quick game the other afternoon. It was a fun and hands-on way for him to practice counting to six, compare quantities and practice subitizing skills. It was also an opportunity for me to explain to him what “even” means in terms of numbers.

Counting and comparing More or Less

If your kids enjoy learning with manipulatives, then you will love this new blog hop! Every week we will be sharing hands-on learning activities for kids using different manipulatives! This week we have more than a dozen activities using rainbow counters!

Hands-on learning with rainbow counters
Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Still Playing School

Rainbow Bears Preschool Letter Cards from Learning 2 Walk

Size Order Rainbow Bear Cards from Life Over C’s

Color and Size Sorting with Rainbow Counters from Line Upon Line Learning

Alphabet Formation Compare Bears from Adventures of Adam

Size and Color Sorting {Learning with Rainbow Bears} from Squiggles and Bubbles

Animal Counters Sensory Bin & Color Sort from Raising Little Superheroes

Color Graphing with Rainbow Bears from Schooltime Snippets

Rainbow Bears Sensory Bin from Something 2 Offer

Rainbow Bears Addition Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Measuring with Rainbow Bears from Mom Inspired Life

Rainbow Chain Link Toddler Color Matching from Sugar Aunts

Dinosaur Color Sorting Activity from Stir the Wonder

Don’t forget to use #toolsforlearning on Instagram to share your Rainbow Bear & Counter learning activities!!

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