Farm Theme: Down on the Farm

 Down On the Farm

A story time with lots of fun stories, songs and special farm crafts.

Picture Books:  Digby Takes Charge by Jayne Church, Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke, Who Says Woof? by John Butler, It’s Time! By Kathleen Deady, The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO by Jonathan Allen, Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee, The Lamb Who Came for Dinner by Steve Smallman, Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri, Farley Found It! by Bruce Van Patter, First the Egg by Laura Seeger, Eggs and Legs, Counting by Twos by Michael Dahl, Hello, Day! By Anita Lobel, This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri, Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri, Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash, Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson, I Went Walking by Sue Williams, Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Hale, The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton, Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming, Charlie Chick by Nick Denchfield, The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, Who Says Woof? by John Butler, Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker, Cluck, Cluck, Who’s There? by Caroline Church, Wow, It’s a Cow! by Trudy & Jay Harris, Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen, Look Who’s Talking! On the Farm by Danny Tepper, Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres, The Fox and the Hen by Eric Battut, Across the Stream by Mirra Ginsburg, The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most, Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Fingerplay:

Five Eggs

Five eggs and five eggs, that makes ten,

(hold up five fingers, then the other five)

Sitting on top is the mother hen.

(place flat palm over other fist)

Crackle, crackle, crackle! What do I see?

(hold hands out, palms up)

Ten fluffy chickens as yellow as can be!

(hold up ten wiggling fingers and say “cheep, cheep, cheep”)

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon!

Music:

“Ponies” by The Wiggles (Yummy Yummy CD)

“Flick a Fly” by Hap Palmer (Walter the Waltzing Worm CD)

“Get Up, Up, Up!” by Jason Ringenberg (A Day at the Farm With Farmer Jason CD) We used sticks with this one!

” I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner (Whaddaya Think of That CD)

Craft:

Make Your Own Farm Book: Print farm animal clip art on half sheets of paper and add simple text beneath. The children can color the pages and staple them together to make their very own book.

Make a Stand-up Pony: Cut a horse body shape from brown construction paper. Use markers or crayons to color a saddle, mouth and eyes (or use google eyes). Glue on pieces of yarn for the mane and tail, and use two spring clothespins for legs. All done!

All books and compact discs can be found using our catalog at

www.alpl.org

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