The best red barn template for this material I downloaded from McGuire Zone. I cut out some parts so that the windows will be just right for the work; I laminated them; used a cutter to make the window flaps; then glued the barn door and ten windows onto a felt cloth with hot glue. I also printed and laminated labels from 1st to 10th (these are loose though and not glued to the felt).
For the animals in the barn, I used these Critter Counters we purchased from Lakeshore.
I just love these critters!
I also printed out the instructions which I will read to younger children or which will be read by the older ones for themselves or for a little classmate.
The children lay out the labels 1st till 10th (or you may use the words 'first' till 'tenth') above the respective windows. They will then take an instruction card, read it or have someone read it to them, and then the children will place the critter into its proper place/home in the barn.