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.
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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 MyGrafico.com.