Farmyard Friends

27 Sep

I love stories about farm animals. I feel like I could come up with different farm animal themes for months and never get sick of it. Little kids love Old MacDonald. They love to tell me what the cow says. What the sheep says. And something about farm animals facial expressions’ makes me happy.

Welcome Song

Hello You!

Open Shut Them

Song: When Cows Get Up in the Morning (I lucked out and found some excellent flannel animals left behind by a past crafty librarian–they made excellent props. I made the cow)

When cows get up in the morning, they always say good day.

When cows get up in the morning, this is what they say:

Moo, moo, moo! This is what they say!

(and so on…)

 Book: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson

I saw this flannelboard version of Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean at Mel’s Desk and made an all-felt version. All of the kids wanted to play with it when we were done.

Five pigs so squeaky clean, cleanest pigs you’ve ever seen,
Wanted to go outside and play…  IN THE MUD!
1 jumped into the mud, landed with a great big THUD!
Now there are 4 pigs squeaky clean [oink oink]

Four pigs… no there are no pigs squeaky clean.

Book: Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig

Poem: All Around the Barnyard
All around the barnyard
Animals are fast asleep.
Sleeping cows and horses,
Sleeping pigs and sheep.

Here comes the cocky rooster
to sound his loud alarm
“Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Wake up sleepy farm!”

Song: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Book: I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

Poem: Ten Fluffy Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs that makes 10
Sitting on top is Mother Hen
Crackle, crackle, crackle, What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens as yellow as can be!

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Hands

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Scarves: Put the Scarf on Your …

Shakers: Old MacDonald from Sing Along with Putumayo

Craft: Cottonball sheep

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