Farm Animals Colour Matching & Puzzles

Farm Animals Colour Matching & Puzzles

1. Colour Matching

Yes! We love matching as it trains cognitive skills. Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life. 

A lovely template consisting of farm animals in various colours is created by Mummy Rosa. This is a very simple matching game which suits toddler.

This activity also helps to strengthen the hand muscles and work on those pincer grasp! Over time, the child will be using this pincer grasp for other important tasks, such as

  1. Holding a pencil, crayons and markers
  2. Holding and using feeding utensils effectively
  3. Fastening closures (zippers, snaps, and buttons) on garments easily
  4. Using scissors
  5. Imitating various finger positions during finger play
  6. Manipulating small items within the hand

What do you need to do?

  1. Print out the template in colour. (CLICK HERE)
  2. Prepare 16 wooden pegs and paint them in various colours.(red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white and black)

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2. Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzle is an excellent educational toy with many benefits related to cognitive development. They are great logic puzzles for children, helping them develop their cognitive abilities, such as motor skills, problem-solving skills, and reasoning skills. Jigsaw puzzle is an excellent learning tool as it combines entertainment and education!

Most importantly, jigsaw puzzles are readily available. You can find them in different designs, materials and sizes. They are great educational toys for busy mummies! 

This is a general age recommendation guide for jigsaw puzzles.  Remember, every child is unique and each may require a different sized puzzle based on her ability.

Ages 2 – 3          4 to 12 Pieces

Ages 3 – 5          12 to 50 Pieces

Ages 5 – 6          50 to 100 Pieces

Ages 6 – 7          100 to 200 Pieces

Ages 7 – 8          200 Pieces

Ages 8 – 10        300 Pieces

Ages 12+           500+ Pieces

These are some jigsaw puzzles related to the farm theme!

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We found an activity to work on those fine motor skills- Piggy Buttoning and Zipping!

Piggy 1   Piggy 2   Piggy 3   

Piggy 4

You can purchase it here:~ Click Here

Content Source: Mummy Rosa and Daddy Edmund
Edited By: Preschool Resources
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of Preschool Resources

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