Story Time

Barnyard Blast
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
50 songs for children by:
Notes: Traditional songs for voice and easy keyboard or piano solo ; includes chord symbols.

Contents: A-tisket a-tasket -- Alphabet song -- Animal fair -- Baa baa black sheep -- Be kind to your web-footed friends -- The bear went over the mountain -- Bingo -- Do your ears hang low? -- Down in my heart -- Dry bones -- Eensy weensy spider -- The farmer in the dell -- For he's a jolly good fellow -- Fr?re Jacques (Are you sleeping?) -- Grandfather's clock -- He's got the whole world in his hands -- Home on the range -- Humpty Dumpty -- Hush, little baby -- I've been working on the railroad -- If you're happy and you know it -- It's raining, it's pouring -- Jack and Jill -- John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt -- London Bridge -- Mary had a little lamb -- Michael row the boat ashore -- The muffin man -- My country, 'Tis of Thee -- Oh! Susanna -- The old gray mare -- Old MacDonald had a farm -- Peanut sat on a railroad track -- Peas porridge hot -- Polly put the kettle on -- Pop goes the weasel -- Rock-a-bye, baby -- Row, row, row your boat -- She'll be comin' 'round the mountain -- Skip to my Lou -- Sweet Betsy from Pike -- There's a hole in the bucket -- This little light of mine -- This old man -- Three blind mice -- Tom, Tom, the piper's son -- Twinkle, twinkle, little star -- When the saints go marching in -- Yankee Doodle -- You're a grand old flag.
Cook-a-doodle-doo! by:Janet Stevens
With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen.
Click, clack, moo : cows that type by:Doreen Cronin
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
Book! Book! Book! by:Deborah Bruss
When the children go back to school, the animals on the farm are bored, so they go into the library in town trying to find something to do.
Bertie was a watchdog by:Rick Walton
Bertie, a dog as small as a watch, outsmarts an overconfident robber.
Goodnight Lulu by:Paulette Bogan
When her mother tucks her in for the night, Lulu the chicken worries what would happen if a bear or a tiger or an alligator should come in during the night.
Drat that fat cat! by:Pat Thomson
A fat cat in search of food eats up everything he meets until he swallows a bee.
Shaggy Dog and the terrible itch by:David Bedford
Shaggy Dog asks everyone he meets to scratch him, but his back still itches.
My big dog by:Janet Stevens
Merl, the cat, is quite proud of himself and of his house and all its furnishings. After all, he owns everything in it. Life is good for Merl until the day a puppy comes to live in his house, disrupting everything and making life very uncomfortable for Merl. Merl decides he has no alternative, except to leave home. Once he does, he finds out that other houses are not as congenial as his old home was. Poor Merl! He becomes homeless and distraught until the big dog finds him and brings him home where he belongs.
Duck for President by:Doreen Cronin
When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.
Giggle, giggle, quack by:Doreen Cronin
When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.
Duck on a bike by:David Shannon
A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.
There's a billy goat in the garden : based on a Puerto Rican folk tale by:Laurel Dee Gugler
A rowdy group of farmyard animals flutter, snort, stomp and tromp, trying to chase a stubborn, old billy goat out of the garden. But it is the most unlikely animal, a tiny bee, who actually manages to do it.
"Eat!" Cried Little Pig by:Jonathan London
"Eat!" was Little Pig's first word. He loves food. He loves to squish it and squash it and wear it in his hair. He slurps it and slops it and gets it everywhere.
Songs
Five Little Ducks

5 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away,
Mommy duck said, quack, quack, quack,
But only 4 little ducks came back.

4 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away,
Mommy duck said, quack, quack, quack,
But only 3 little ducks came back.

3 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away,
Mommy duck said, quack, quack, quack,
But only 2 little ducks came back.

2 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away,
Mommy duck said, quack, quack, quack,
But only 1 little duck came back.

1 little duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away,
Mommy duck said, quack, quack, quack,
But no little ducks came wandering back.

No little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away,
Mommy duck said, quack, quack, quack,
And 5 little ducks came wandering back.

Turtle Song
There was a little turtle,
His name was tiny tim.
I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,
He ate up all the soap,
He tried to eat the bathtub,
But it wouldn't go down his throat!

Bubble, bubble,bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, pop!
Two Little Black Birds
Two little black birds
Sitting on the fence,
One named Peter,
The other named Paul.
Fly away Peter!
Fly away, Paul!
Come back, Peter!
Come back, Paul!
Five Little Chickadees
Five little chickadees, sitting by a door
One flew away, and then there were four

Chorus:
Chickadees, chickadees, happy and gay,
Chickadees, chickadees, fly away.

Four little chickadees, sitting in a tree
One flew away, and then there were three.

Chorus:
Chickadees, chickadees, happy and gay,
Chickadees, chickadees, fly away.

Three little chickadees, looking at you
One flew away, and then there were two.

Chorus:
Chickadees, chickadees, happy and gay,
Chickadees, chickadees, fly away.

Two little chickadees, sitting in the sun
One flew away, and then there was one.

Chorus:
Chickadees, chickadees, happy and gay,
Chickadees, chickadees, fly away.

One little chickadee, sitting all alone
That one flew away, and then there was none.
This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy cried, "Wee, wee, wee, wee."
All the way home.
Farm Sounds
Sung to: "Wheels on the bus"

The cow in barn goes moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo. Moo, moo, moo,
repeat
All around the farm.
The pig in the pen goes oink, oink, oink,...........
The hens in the coop go cluck..........
The lambs on the hill go baa,........
The ducks on the pond go quack......

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sfarm.shtml
If I Were a Farmer
Sung to: "Did you ever see a lassie?"

Oh, if I were a farmer, a farmer, a farmer
Oh, if I were a farmer, what would I do?
I would milk the cows each morning
Each morning, each morning
I would milk the cows each morning, that's what I'd do.
Continue using:
I would feed the baby chickens
I would gather eggs for breakfast

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sfarm.shtml
Over In The Barnyard
Sung to: "Down By The Station"

Over in the barnyard
Early in the morning,
See the yellow chickies
Standing in a row.
See the busy farmer
Giving them breakfast.
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep.
Off they go.
Substitute other barnyard animals.

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sfarm.shtml
Who Are The Animals

Sung to: " Skip to my Lou"

Who are the animals that live on the farm
Who are the animals that live on the farm
Who are the animals that live on the farm
Let us learn their names.

The duck is an animal that lives on the farm.
The duck is an animal that lives on the farm.
The duck is an animal that lives on the farm.
Now we learned her name.

And so on........

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sfarm.shtml
Craft
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/farmanimals/art.htm
Go to the above site to learn how children can make their own pig snout (nose).
Other
Cook-a-doodle-doo! by Janet Stevens
Includes recipe for making Great-Granny's Magnificent Stawberry Shortcake
Notes
I have listed several books so you may choose the items that will meet your needs. I like to have about 5 books for my storytime programs. Flexibility is often the key to success when working with young children.