Story Time

Farm Animals
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Cows in the kitchen by:June Crebbin
While Tom Farmer is asleep under the haystack, the cows, ducks, pigs, hens, and sheep make quite a mess in the farmhouse.
Bark, George by:Jules Feiffer.
A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.
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.
There's a cow in the cabbage patch by:Clare Beaton
All the animals in this mixed-up farmyard are out of place, but when dinnertime comes around, suddenly they are all back where they belong.
Moo moo, brown cow by:Jakki Wood
Readers learn about numbers and colors as a lively kitten visits the barnyard asking mother animals about their babies.
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.
Songs
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......

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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.

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Farm Chores

Sing the following song while vigorously acting out jobs one might need to do
while working on a farm:

This is the way we ______
This is the way we ______
So early in the morning.

Some possible chores to perform might include mowing the hay, feeding the
chicks, sow the seeds, pull the weeds, hoe the field, etc.

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Craft
Muddy Pigs

Need: Pink paper, shaving cream, brown paint

Directions: Copies a pig on to large pink construction, Then cut them out. Give each kid a small cup of shaving cream, added a few drops of brown paint and they mixed it up. Then painted their pink pig with 'mud'.

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Notes
This program was a huge hit for my family storytime!