Farm animals – Help the babies find their mummies

Farm animals…

On the album there is a track about visiting the farm…. here is a little game you might like to play with the children, where they have to help the baby farm animals find their mummy.

Let’s have a look at some farm animals and their little babies.

There is one little animal that might live on the farm. I wonder who that could be?

You can expand the images and print them off. Then have a fun game where the child has to help the baby animal find its Mum….

Tip :-  Introduce the children to the correct names for the animals.

The children have a natural ability to absorb and learn language in their early formative years so make the most of it.

It will help them to  have a much broader vocabulary to draw on later in life.

Keep it simple at first. Lay the pictures of the mums out and give the child a picture of  the piglets for example.

They have to look for the sow.  When they find the right picture take the Sow and piglets  away  and put them together to one side.

Another way to play this game is to hide the pictures and have the child search to find the piglets mummy.  You can have great fun with this as the little ones love making sure the babies find their mum.

Look at the little piglets
Look at the little piglets

 

Here is their mum. The Sow
Here is their mum.
This farm animal is called a  Sow

 

Look at the baby calf
Look at the baby calf

 

This is a Cow. I wonder is this the Calf's mummy?
This is a Cow.
I wonder is this the Calf’s mummy?

 

Baby sheep are called Lambs
Baby sheep are called Lambs

 

The mummy sheep is called a Ewe.
The mummy sheep is called a Ewe.

 

The baby horse is called a foal. I wonder can you find it's mum?
The baby horse is called a foal.
I wonder can you find it’s mum?

 

The foals mummy is called a Mare.
The foals mummy is called a Mare.

 

Look at the little baby chicks. I wonder who their mummy is ?
Look at the little baby chicks.
I wonder who their mummy is ?

 

I think the hen is the chicks mummy.
I think the hen is the chicks mummy.

 

 

Look at the little kittens. How many can you see?
Look at the little kittens.
How many can you see?
This is a Cat Do you think this is the Kitten's mummy?
This is a Cat who might live on the farm.
Do you think this is the Kitten’s mummy?

 

You can improve your child’s vocabulary by chatting about what they see. Have a little chat, try to encourage them to join in conversation with you.

They will hear about going on a trip to the farm on the album. You can have great fun chatting with them about what they hear.

Can you guess which animal likes to roll in the yucky sticky mud?

Here is a lovely book I recommend called Pudgy Pig by Zoe Krause.

My son was given a present of this. I loved reading it with him. It’s a lovely pop up book which I am sure you and your little ones will enjoy.

pudgy pig

This book is available on amazon or bookstore

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