Farmyard friends

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By Sally GrayEarly Years practitioner and writer

Develop children’s communication and numeracy skills with fun activities using familiar farm animals


Toy animals

Activities in this article:

  1. Who am I?
  2. How many animals?
  3. Cross-curricular activities

1. Who am I?

Sing ‘Old MacDonald had a farm’ as you enjoy this fun feely bag game

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self-confidence and self-awareness

Development matters: Display high levels of involvement in activities (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities.

What you need

A large feely bag; a selection of plastic farm animals.

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