Farm Animals Give Us...Game
Play a game about farm animals that helps your child connect the animals and their products.
farm animal pictures (from coloring books, magazines or drawings) index cards markers
What to do:
- Collect 6 to 8 pictures of farm animals (cow, pig, chicken, goat, sheep).
- Invite your child to name each animal and talk about what each animal gives us (milk, meat, wool, eggs, ham, pork, hot dogs, cheese, yogurt).
- Help your child draw a picture of each farm product on a separate index card. Write the word on each.
How to play:
- Play a matching game by taking turns turning over one card at a time and naming the animal the product comes from. Place the card by the picture of that animal.
- Later, make a pile of animals that give us more than one product.
- Sing about these farm animals by putting them in the song "Old MacDonald."
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Let's think of foods we eat for breakfast that come from a farm animal.
- Which farm animals help us out but don't give you anything to eat (horse, dog, cat, donkey)?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop matching skills and an understanding of animals.