Fun on the Farm!

Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here

 

Read: Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig; Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

 

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)
 Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

 

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
A little mouse is creeping
In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)
A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)
A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…
An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
An old grey cat comes creeping in the house
 And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)

 

Read: I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs; Publisher: Templar Books

 

Rhyme: Little Boy Blue

 Little Boy Blue come blow your horn.

The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.

Where is the boy that looks after the sheep?

He’s under the haystack, fast asleep!!

 

Song: Waking Up on the Farm

When sheep get up in the morning,

They always say good day.

When sheep get up in the morning,

They always say good day.

Baa, baa, that how they say good day.

 

Repeat with other farm animals

 

RhymeTen Fluffy Chicks

Five eggs and five eggs                                   (Hold up 5 fingers from one hand then 5 fingers from the other hand.)

That makes ten.                                              (Wiggle 10 fingers.)

Sitting on top is the Mother Hen                 (Lock fingers together, knuckles up.)

Crackle, crackle, crackle! What do I see?   (Clap hands)

Ten fluffy chickens as yellow as can be!)   (Hold up 10 fingers)

 

Song: Old MacDonald

 

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O.

And on his farm he had some chicks,

E-I-E-I-O.

With a chick, chick here,

And a chick, chick there,

Here a chick, there a chick,

Everywhere a chick, chick

Old MacDonald had a farm,

E-I-E-I-O.

Continue with more verses:

2. Duck—quack

3. Turkey—gobble

4. Pig—oink, oink

5. Cow—moo, moo

 

 Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
 you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
 If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.
This is the end of storytime.
I’m glad you were here.
 I’m so glad you were here.