Preschool Storytime – Down on the Farm – 10/14/15

Hello everyone! This week we are going to talk about farm animals and all the things that happen on a farm!

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today – by Hap Palmer

Book – Cock-A-Doodle Quack Quack! – by Ivor Baddiel – It’s Baby Rooster’s job to wake everybody up in the morning, but there’s just one problem—he doesn’t know how! The pigs and cows and ducks all try to help, but nothing seems to work. Luckily, the wise old owl comes to the rescue.

Song – Farm Sounds
(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo.
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,
All around the farm.
Other verses:
… pigs in the pen go oink, oink, oink
… hens in the coop go cluck, cluck, cluck
… rooster on the fence goes cock-a-doodle-do
… ducks in the pond go quack, quack, quack
… lambs on the hill go baa, baa, baa

Book – Clip-Clop – by Nicola Smee -One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg…faster! But will “faster” lead to disaster? No…just a satisfying ending that kids love.

Book/Song – Pete the Cat Old MacDonald Had a Farm- by James Dean – Join Pete the Cat as he learns the sounds of all the different farm animals—chickens, pigs, and even frogs. Everyone’s favorite groovy cat is groovier than ever in this way-cool adaptation of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”!

Flannelboard – Five Pigs so Squeaky Clean

(Tune: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs)
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.etc.

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Book – I Spy on the Farm – by Edward Gibbs- Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. The children look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next.

Book – Maisy’s Morning on the Farm – by Lucy Cousins – Maisy is  at work on the farm: driving a tractor; feeding the chickens, pigs, and sheep; and milking the cow.

Activity – Farm Chores

(Tune: “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”)*
This is the way we plant our seeds, plant our seeds, plant our seeds
This is the way we plant our seeds so early in the morning
[Water our seeds, weed our seeds, our seeds grow up, pick our plants, eat our plants]
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Song – Barnyard Song

(Tune: If you’re happy and you know it)
If you’re a chicken and you know it say “Cluck, cluck”
If you’re a chicken and you know it say “Cluck, cluck”
If you’re a chicken and you know it, then you really ought to show it,
If you’re a chicken and you know it say “Cluck, cluck”
(repeat song with “pig, say oink, oink”; “cow, say moo, moo”)

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Closing song – Shout and Whisper – Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen