Thursday, November 6, 2014

Farm Storytime 11/4/14 and 11/5/14

Book read:
Cock-A-Moo-Moo! by Juliet Dallas Conte
Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

Other book suggestions:
Cows the Rescue by John Himmelman
Barnyard Song by Rhonda Gowler Greene 

Barnyard Song (to the tune of "If You're Happy And You Know It")
If you're a chicken and you know it flap your wings..
If you're a cow and you know it stomp your hooves...
If you're a pig and you know it wiggle your tail...

Farm Chores (from Preschool Education)
This is the way we _____,
This is the way we ______,
So early in the morning.
Insert actions such as: seeds grow high (reach high), drive the tractor (pretend to drive), pull the weeds (reach down), rake the field (pretend to rake)

We're Going to the Farm (modified from We're Going to the Zoo, which was adapted from one of the 2014 ALA Conferences Guerilla Storytimes)
We're going to the farm,
And you are going too!
To look at all the animals and everything they do.
Shake it, baby, shake it!
Shake it if you can!
Shake it like a milkshake and pour it in a can!
Shake it to the bottom!
Shake it to the top!
Shake it round and round and round,
Until I tell you STOP!

Barnyard Dance (from Perry Public Library)
The barnyard dance is about to begin.
So hitch up your pants and jump right in!
Pick the apples! Husk the corn!
Crow with the rooster in the early morn!
Bow to your partner! Wave hello!
Clap your hands and tap your toe!
Feed the chickens! Milk the cow!
Hoe the weeds and push the plow!
The barnyard dance has come to an end,
So kick up your heels and start again!

Run Little Ducks (from Athens County Library)
Run little ducks,
Run like a flash! (run)
Jump in the water with a splash, splash, splash! (jump three times)
Paddle your feet all around, (kick feet)
Waddle on home when you hear this sound: Quack, Quack, Quack!

Farm Song (That's What I Did On The Farm) by Laurie Berkner (on CD "Rocketship Run")

Old MacDonald Had a Farm (sung while bouncing animal puppets on our parachute)

Craft: We decorated print outs of baby chicks with feathers.

Literacy tip of the week: Animal sounds are a great way for your child to experiment with the sounds that make up language! Books and songs that include them are great for developing your child's awareness of these sounds.

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