Farm Yard Play Dough Counting Mats

Farm Play Dough Math Mats @

Thanks to the generosity of, these are the cutest play dough math mats I have made yet.

I’m using these mats along with my Farm Unit this month.

To prepare the mats, just print and either laminate or slip into clear page protectors. I usually put them in page protectors and hook them together with metal binder rings. The top of each mat says, “Put [#] chicks in the farm yard.” Students will identify the numeral on each page, and count out the correct number of chicks to place on the grass.

There’s also a toddler mat for children who are not ready for counting yet, but need the fine motor practice. This mat simply says, “Put some chicks in the farm yard.”

Children can use yellow play dough to make the chicks. I would suggest having them simply make a small play dough ball to represent a chick — something simple is all that is needed. Or, if you would prefer, you could use yellow craft pom-pom balls, yellow flat floral marbles, yellow bingo chips, or yellow craft foam chick shapes. You might even find some farm animal craft foam shapes or erasers, and could use all of the animals instead of just chicks.

Click these images (or buttons) to download the mats:

Farm Play Dough Mat

Farm Play Dough Mats

Farm Toddler Mat

Farm Toddler Mat

Farm Mats Farm Toddler Mat

Hope you enjoy these! Please share with your friends by pinning to Pinterest or your other social networking sites!

Special thanks to My Grafico for providing me with these cute farm graphics (called Farm Animals by Kelly Medina) to create these play dough mats for you. You can find this set and more cute graphics at

Find more Farm Activities for Pre-K on the category page.


  1. Mayada Hindawi says

    To whom it may concern,
    I am a preschool teacher.I always reffer to your website.
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  2. Peggi N says

    These mats really help my kids learn their numbers. I have a PRE-K 3 class. thanks so much for your hard work.

  3. Kat Prock says

    Thank you for sharing! I’ve used many of your ideas this year. Your website is definitely a regular for me.

  4. Rosanna Carrick says

    I just printed the farm animal play dough mats.
    They are so cute! I can’t wait to use them.
    I printed the toddler version so that I can also use them for other games/activities.
    Thank you so much for sharing so many of your ideas/games!

  5. Jean Pino says

    I teach Pre-K & have used & love so many of your mats. The children love them, too! I was wondering if it is possible to edit these. I would like to use different farm animals for each number…1 chick, 2 pigs, 3 cows, 4 horses, etc. It would be fine to use the same animal several times, but a variety of different animals would be useful in working on identifying those beginning sounds as well as recognizing numbers & counting. Thanks for all you do!

    • says

      Hi Jean, Thanks, I’m glad you like them! I chose a chick because I thought it would be easy to make just a round play dough ball to represent a chick. I try to keep it simple because kids might get distracted from the actual counting activity if they are focused too much on trying to make a play dough cow or horse. However, I can understand if you are wanting to use these with some farm animal counters. You could probably print the word on paper and tape it over the word “chick” before you laminate them.


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