Giddy-up Cowboy!


OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It


BOOK 1: Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
Can you tell we love Jan Thomas’s books? ūüôā The children do too!

FINGERPLAY: Ten Little Cowboys
Ten little cowboys standing in a row ( hold up 10 fingers)

When they see the pretty cowgirl,
They bow just so ( bend fingers down)
They ride to the left (hands move left)
And they ride to the right (move hands to right)
And then they shut their eyes (close eyes & hands)
And sleep all night. (put cheek on hands)

Credit: Storyshare

ACTION SONG: I’m a Little Cowboy
I’m a little cowboy.
Here is my hat.
Here are my boots,
And here are my chaps.
When I get up,
I work all day,
Get on my horse
And ride away!

*tune of I’m a Little Teapot

Credit: List My 5 – website

FLANNEL STORY/SONG: She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
For my flannel this week I¬†chose to do the¬†song ¬†She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain. I printed out pictures that went along with the¬†chorus and put them on the flannel board as we sang them. It gave the children something to look at while singing along with the music. We did a few actions to the¬†song as well to get the kids moving! I found the pictures for the flannel through clkr clipart¬†and print a project-making friends.

She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
by Old Town School of Folk Music from album Song for Wiggleworms

BOOK 2: Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
This was a fun and interactive book that the whole group enjoyed! Cowboy Andy doesn’t know what a horse is so he asks each animal he finds if they are a horse. The kids had fun with this because they could shout out what animal it was.

ClOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink

CRAFT: Cactus Cowboy
This was a very¬†simple and easy¬†craft that turned out to be a big hit! I found a cactus and mouth¬†from clkr clipart and then used¬†the hat and bandana from print a project-making friends.¬†For the¬†eyes, I used stickers we had from a previous craft. I had everything cut out beforehand so all the children had to do was stick on the pieces¬†using a¬†glue stick.¬† Lastly, I set out popsicle sticks so the children could tape those on the back to make their ‘cactus cowboys’ turn into puppets.

– Mollie

3 thoughts on “Giddy-up Cowboy!

  1. I just did a cowboy story time too and couldn’t find a 3rd great cowboy book, so I just used Jan Thomas’s “Can you make a Scary Face?” I’m trying not to force reading a book just to fit a theme. Thanks for the additional title of Can you Ride a Horse?


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