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Lesson Overview
  • 50 Minutes
  • 3, 4, 5
  • K - 3rd Grade
  • State Standards:
    K.OA.1, K.OA.2, K.NBT.1, 1.OA.1, 1.OA.6, 1.NBT.2, 2.OA.1, 2.NBT.1, 3.NBT.2

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Materials List

•Square wheat cereal to represent hay bales
•Original Captain Crunch
•Animal Crackers
•Hundreds Chart
•Teacher Instructions Page

A Hundred Bales of Hay

Categories: Easy Do-at-Home Activity , Math , Spanish

Students learn about hay and its connection to agriculture while also learning about counting, adding and subtracting.

For a full list of instructions, please download our pdf.

Consider reading the book Hey, Hey, Hay! for more background information for students. The book is available to borrow through our lending library.
1) Distribute the hundreds chart to students and an assortment of small objects for covering the squares on the chart. An assortment of snack foods is always exciting for students, use square wheat cereal to represent round hay bales, animal crackers to represent animals that eat hay, marshmallows to represent sheep, raisins for cows, and Captain Crunch for square bales or have students cut out the pictures included with this lesson to use.
2) Read the directions to students using the Teacher Instructions page and have students follow along doing each action you ask of them using the assortment of snacks you provided or the cutouts.