We are working on number values today and there is no way to run a farm without feeding the animals. This activity will have your preschooler working on number values. Plus there is a TON of fine motor skills involved here and your Lil’ will love all the hands-on pouring and scooping.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (1-8)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-10  (1-8)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20 (1-8)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-20  (1-8)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Feeding the Animals Template - Explorers

Feeding the Animals Template - Creators

*Paper Cups

*Spoon

*Popcorn Kernels

*Tape

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Feeding the Animals Template.
Step #2
Tape each label to a paper cup.
Step #3
Pour some popcorn kernels into a bowl and give your preschooler a spoon.
Step #4
Invite your preschooler to feed the animals by putting the correct number of popcorn kernel scoops into the cup for each animal.

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