This FREE farm animal flash cards printable is a sweet, fun activity to do with your toddler or preschooler! As a homeschooling mom of four, I’m always looking for a way to engage my littlest. Maybe you are too. Maybe you’re just getting your feet wet with homeschooling and are looking for some fun activities to do with your preschooler or Kindergartener. Or maybe you just need more ideas on things to do with toddlers. (Don’t we all?)
Why I made these farm animal flash cards
Flash cards are a great way to encourage littles with speech delays or are in speech therapy. My 2 year old is finally beginning to say words more clearly, and I attribute a lot of that to reading/looking at flash cards and first word books with him.
Homesteading is my passion and homeschooling is something I feel called to do as a mama. These two lifestyles go hand in hand–in fact, around here we are regularly combining them into one! These homestead animal flash cards are just one way we can do that.
If you’re new to my blog, I hope we can be friends. It’s fun to combine these two aspects of our lives, and I love having something valuable to offer you, my readers.
If you haven’t checked it out already, I have plenty more content on homesteading and homeschooling here on the blog! I love inspiring homestead dreamers like me, as well as educating about what homeschool does and doesn’t have to look like for us as busy moms.
Get your free printable farm animal flash cards
These free farm animal flashcards are in a printable PDF format, are aesthetically pleasing, and cover most all the animals you may find on a small farm or homestead. I wanted to include a lot of different farm animals, because the goals of each homestead are individual and unique. There are even couple of more rare or “challenging” animals to name and identify, like quail and turkey.
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Why use these farm animal flash cards?
Flash cards are a great way to encourage engagement from early learners. There is just something about handheld manipulatives that grab attention and spark interest. One best bit of advice I’ve received is to use flash cards with a special theme (like these) to get young children more excited about learning language skills.
They are great to use with kindergarten kids alongside a more complete curriculum. You could use them as an addition to word walls or as control cards to match with animal facts.
For toddlers and preschoolers, farm animals generally get them pretty enamored. So these particular flash cards are a great resource that get them learning animal recognition, letter sounds, and much more. You will love the realistic and inviting drawings, as well as the clear, easy to read font.
They’re enjoyable to look at it and easy for littles to hold and use. The cards will print at just the right size for their little hands. Just print, laminate, and cut them out! No resizing needed.
Plus, they’re free. Who doesn’t love that?
Ways to use farm animal flash cards
Here are a few variations to try when using your homestead animal flash cards. These cards can be adapted for use in toddlerhood, preschool, kindergarten, and beyond. Feel free to make up your own and share in the comments below!
- Ask him/her to say the sound of the animal
- Ask him/her to point to the _______
- Ask him/her to say the name of the animal
- Ask him/her to tell you what letter the word starts with
- Ask him/her to spell the animal names while looking
- Ask him/her to group like animals together (an example would be grouping mammals vs. birds)
- Ask him/her to arrange the animal names in alphabetical order
- Cover the word and ask him/her to spell it
- Ask him/her to name some facts about each animal
There are plenty of creative, fun ways to use these flash cards.
More tips and ideas for using these flashcards
- Laminate the flashcard pages before cutting. This way, they will be more durable and last a long time!
- Store them in a plastic sandwich bag or flash card box.
- Print an extra set and detach the words from the pictures for matching the picture card with the word card/animal word
- Use alongside some farm animal videos for additional recognition/reinforcement
List of each animal word included:
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Tiffany is a mama to four boys, second generation homeschooler, and college graduate with degrees in both music and business. Now, she is a natural living and homestead enthusiast who loves gardening and raising chickens, pigs, and cows. A lifelong believer in Jesus, she has a burning desire to bring Him glory in everything she does. A worship leader and musician, she also loves to write songs and play the piano in what spare time she finds.