We are doing all farm things this week in our house?! To continue this theme and my daughter’s love for stickers, I decided to have her make a DIY Farm Number Book. She had an absolute blast completing it and I have no doubt that your students or children would feel the same. Are you looking for more farm ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
What you Need for DIY Farm Number Book
- Foam Self-adhesive Farm Stickers
- Construction Paper
- Pencil (if you have younger kids that will need to trace the numbers)
Preparing for DIY Farm Number Book
Prior to doing the activity with your students, cut construction paper in half. Each student will need 11 pages, assuming you are going to cover numbers 1-10. If you have students that know how to write numbers by themselves, that is all you need to do! If your students can trace numbers, simply write the numbers one through ten on the top left corner of each page. This will allow your students to practice number formation in a somewhat guided way.
To get the sticker ready, I simply placed handfuls of them in containers so that students could easily share them and pass them around.
Completing DIY Farm Number Book
We started on number one and worked our way up to ten. First I had my daughter trace the number that was on the top left hand corner.
We talked about the number and how many stickers we thought she should put on the page. She picked out the corresponding number of stickers and placed them on the page. After placing each sticker on the page, she would count how many were there and we would talk about how many more stickers she needed.
Besides being FUN, this activity teaches kids so many things too. It helps them to develop their fine motor skills as they are placing the stickers onto the book. It also is a great, hands-on way to practice one to one correspondence. This can be a difficult concept for little kids to grasp. By providing various ways for students to be exposed to counting, it will set them up for success!
After completing this activity, it has become a fun sensory book that Molly enjoys reading and counting several times throughout the day. She will trace the number on the page and then count the stickers. She is very proud of the book that she made, which is so much fun to see.
Can you not find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom? Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
I hope that you and your students enjoy DIY Farm Number Book activity!