(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.)
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
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.)
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
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.