Farm!

(These are very old storytimes, so I don’t remember every detail about them. Instead of my regular post, I’m just going to write down the plan & craft, with a brief commentary on how it went.)

Books


Clip Clop by Nicola Smee


The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo by Jonathan Allen


Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera


Pepo and Lolo Are Friends by Ana Martín Larrañaga

Extension Activities
Flannelboard: Bingo
There was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Repeat, replacing one letter with a clap each time.)
Credit: Childhood

Song/Puppets: “Over in the Barnyard” (Tune: 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 their breakfast
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep
Off they go (remove finger puppet)
[Also, pink piggies and spotted cows]
Credit: Teach-nology Farm Songs

Action Rhyme: “Farm Chores”
This is the way we ______, ______, ______
This is the way we ______, so early in the morning.
(Feed animals, plants seeds, water plants, pick plants, eat crops, etc.)
Credit: Preschool Education – Animals, Farm

Craft
Paper Plate Pig – Busy Bee Kids Crafts

How It Went
This was a very fun storytime to do. This was my first time using puppets, and I thought that it went really well — and definitely prompted me to buy more finger puppet sets from Manhattan Toy. And my parents flipped over the craft. They are always very impressed with the amount of things that we make out of paper plates.

2 Comments on “Farm!”

  1. Patricia Hubbell
    March 24, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Katie –I love it that you found Cars for your story time, and I’m thinking that if you are still looking for firefighter books you might want to take a look at my Firefighters! Speeding! Spraying! Saving!.
    It’s a very short text and has great pictures by Viviana Garofoli.
    It’s available as a hardback picture book and also as a board book.
    Best wishes,
    Pat Hubbell

    • Katie
      March 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

      Thank you! I will definitely keep that in mind for the next time I need some firefighter books!

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