Ten frames are fabulous activity for introducing or practicing counting, number identification, number sense and even fine motor skill strengthening! These farm ten frames are no different. They help children with all of these different skills while incorporating a fun farm and farm animal theme.
Fun Farm Ten Frame Printables
Do you ever notice that your children respond better to learning a new topic or practicing one that they have already learned when they are playing a game? My children absolutely respond better when we are ‘having fun’. Little do they know that they are actually learning in a big way.
Activities like this Farm Ten Frame set are a great example of this. We include fun manipulatives, that can be different each time we play, and we discover different parts of numbers and strengthen fine motor skills all while having fun!
We also love these Farm Animal Activities!
This ten frame set, with a farm theme, work through numbers 1-10. This is fantastic for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Each card has a different farm scene, which helps keep children’s interest. It is a mystery each time we pull a new card, what will the picture be? Which number will we play with now?
We have used many different manipulatives with ten frame cards! With this we used:
So really that is all the supplies that you need besides prepping the actual cards. I like to laminate these type of activities so that we can use them over and over. If you don’t have access to, or desire for, the lamination process, we also like these dry erase pockets.
My kids also love these Farm Animal Pattern Blocks!
After I have laminated and cut the cards, I put them in a stack. When we are first learning about numbers and counting, I will leave them in order so that we can also practice number order. As children strengthen their number skills and need more of a challenge, I will mix up the order of the cards. When I do this, I also ask them to put them in order after they have completed the tasks on each card.
I also give my children a pile of manipulatives.
Starting with the first card, I ask the child to identify the number and read the number word. Next we place the correct number of manipulatives on the ten frame itself.
We work through all of the cards until we have finished them. Typically my kids will ask to do them again. And again. And again!