Our cow has lost his spots and we have to help him find them!
We are going to combine some sponge painting and number identification with following directions for a fun and fast farm activity.
Grab your FREE copy of the Spotting the Cow Template HERE!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (1-8)

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow two-step directions
  • React with appropriate behaviors to simple questions

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

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

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow three-step directions
  • Respond to simple questions with appropriate behaviors and comments

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Required Materials

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Spotting the Cow Template

*Roll of Paper

*Markers

*Sponge

*Tape

*Washable Paint

Step #1
Print out the Spotting the Cow Template.
Step #2
Tape the cow head to a wall
Tape a long piece of paper to the wall to serve as the body of the cow.
Step #3
Write numbers 1-8 on the paper.
Step #4
Dab a sponge in black paint.
Step #5
Ask your Lil’ to spot the cow by identifying the numbers.
For example, ask them to spot the number 7 and sponge paint the 7 creating a spot.
Continue this process till you have covered all the numbers.

Teacher Tip

You may want to do this outside or on the ground to avoid painting your walls.

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