Farm Animals




BOOK 1: Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack! by Ivor Baddiel
It’s baby rooster’s job to wake up all of the other farm animals in the morning – but he can’t seem to get the words right.  He tries copying other animals with “Cock-a-doodle Oink Oink!” “Cock-a-doodle Quack Quack” etc.  ….But nothing works.  In the end, baby rooster learns to find his true voice.  A book full of silly sounds that will have your audience giggling.

After reading this book, I asked “What’s your favorite farm animal?”  Everyone had a favorite!

FINGERPLAY: 10 Fluffy Chickens
Credit: Mel’s Desk
You can print my clipart file here.

Five eggs and five eggs  Add a clutch of eggs each time you say “five eggs”
And that makes ten
Sitting on top  Add the hen
Is Mother Hen
Cackle cackle cackle   Clap hands as you say Cackle!
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens   Flip eggs over to reveal chicks.
Yellow as can be.

There is a great version on Old Town School of Folk Music’s album Songs for Wiggleworms.  It ends with “…and on that farm he had a greeeaaatt biiiiiig tickle bug!….”   Listen or download the song here.

BOOK 2: I Spy On the Farm by Richard Powell
“I spy something that begins with the letter ‘h'”  Lift the flap to reveal a horse!  Each page has a different farm animal to guess.  A great one for audience participation.

CLOSING SONG: Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye

CRAFT: Everyone received farm animal stickers (purchased from Oriental Trading) and farm animal coloring sheets.

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