Playful Farm Animals Hands-on Math for Kids

Looking for a farm themed activity to teach kids basic math concepts? Playful Farm Animals Hand-on Math for Kids is a fun game to teach preschoolers and kindergarteners addition or subtraction with counters!

Playful Farm Animals Hand-on Math for Kids is a fun game to teach preschoolers & kindergarteners addition and subtraction with counters!

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Farm Animals Hands-on Math Game


Farm Animal Math Game Supplies and Set Up

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  six or more fences to make a rectangle or hexagon.

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

Farm Animals Hands-on Math Game for learning addition or subtraction

How to Play:

The object of this activity is to show preschoolers or kindergarteners how to add numbers in a hands-on way. To play this game is really simple, children will roll the two dice and count out the numbers using the farm animal counters. Then place the farm animals into the fence. Next the child will count all the farm animal counters together so they understand that adding the two numbers rolled gives them a new number.

counting farm animals

After playing with this addition activity, young children will also love playing with the fences and farm animal counters to create their own farm small world scene.

Literature Extension

Books are a great way to extend the activity by learning more about apples! Here are some great children’s literature to incorporate into this activity!



Looking for more apple activities? Check out these amazing 25 farm activities for kids from toddlers to early elementary age!

Farm Themed Learning Activities for Kids


Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato

Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations

Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection

Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering

Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching

Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool

Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School

Farm Fence Number Ordering Mats // Fairy Poppins

Farm Letter Sound Matching Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey

Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing

Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It

Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator

Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy

Playful Farm Animals Hands on Math // Stir the Wonder

Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations

Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory

Interactive Math Addition Book // DIY Farm Wife

Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom

Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam

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One thought on “Playful Farm Animals Hands-on Math for Kids”

  1. Those fences are a brilliant idea and those animals are just too cute!

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