Sugar Aunts: Kindergarten Math with Farm Themed Fingerprint Art

Kindergarten Math with Farm Themed Fingerprint Art

Making math concepts fun with hands-on learning is one of my favorite things to do with my kids.  This Farm themed math activity is one way I worked on a few math concepts with my Kindergarten kiddo.  He's just started bringning home worksheets about counting items, adding a few more, and counting total number.  We made baby chick fingerprint art and used it to work on early addition math skills.  This was such a fun hands-on math activity, that my second grader (and preschooler) loved it too!

Farm themed math addition activity with baby chick fingerprint art



Farm Themed Math Math Activity

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That big red barn in our math activity was a leftover from our Big Red Barn craft from last year.  It made the perfect tool for our math activity today!  To make a barn of your own, follow the directions here. (It's easy, I promise!)

Other than the red craft sticks in the barn craft, this activity is super simple to set up.  Grab some yellow finger paint, a black marker, and white paper.


Baby Chick Fingerprint Art

Farm themed math addition activity with baby chick fingerprint art

Dip fingers into the yellow paint.  Create rows of yellow fingerprints.  Let the pain dry and then add details to the baby chicks.  Next, cut the rows of chicks into strips. 

Now, get ready to practice some farm math!


Farm themed math addition activity with baby chick fingerprint art



I showed my kids how to pull the strips of paper through the barn door.  I told him things like, "Three baby chicks walked through the barn door.  Two more joined them.  How many are there in all?"

It was a fun counting activity to figure out beginning math sentences to put together numbers. 
We made this activity work for my second grader by adding more strips of chicks to the barn so she could add up to 20. 

Looking for more Farm themed learning activities?  Try these:

Farm Animals Worksheets for Kids at Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading
Fun {FREE} Farm Writing Prompts! at Preschool Powol Packets
Farm Shoebox Diorama Craft at Look! We're Learning!
Farm Books for Kids (Farm Study Unit) at The Jenny Evolution
Beginning Sounds on the Farm at Parenting Chaos
Farm Skip Counting Math Worksheets at Living Life and Learning
Farm themed math addition activity with baby chick fingerprint art


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1 comment :

  1. I LOVE this idea! What a fun combination of a craft and math activity.

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