Storytime: Farm Animals




Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Purple Problem by Ruth Ohi
Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack!
by Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch
by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofe
Hurry! Hurry!
by Eve Bunting
How Kind
by Mary Murphy
by Nicola Smee
Charlie and the Chick
by Nick Benchfield and Ant Parker
The Red Hen
by Red and Ed Emberley
Is Everyone Read for Fun?
by Jan Thomas
The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type
by Doreen Cronin
The Grumpy Morning
by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Sally Goes to the Farm
by Stephen Huneck
by Tracey Campbell
by John Richardson
Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm
by Joy Cowley
I Spy on the Farm
by Edward Gibbs
Barnyard Dance
by Sandra Boynton
Barnyard Banter
by Denis Fleming
Chickens to the Rescue
by John Himmelman
Farmyard Beat
by Lindsey Craig


  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Action Rhyme
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Flannelboard
  6. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Finger Rhyme
  9. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. ASL Goodbye Song
  12. Craft


The Farm Storytime Books

What the Ladybug Heard by Julia Donaldson
Big Fat Hen
by Keith Baker
I Spy on the Farm
by Edward Gibbs


Action Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers (via Kings County Library System)
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your finger to the side
Dance your fingers all around
Dance your fingers on your tummy
Dance your finger on your head
Dance your fingers on your shoulders
Now put them all to bed

Flannelboard: Make a Pig (via Rain Makes Applesauce)

Finger Puppet Rhyme: Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm
And on his farm he had a cow
With a moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
(continue with pigs, chickens, horses, sheep, etc)

Finger Rhyme: Ten Galloping Horses (via Perry Public Library)
Ten galloping horses came through the town
Five were white and five were brown
They galloped up and they galloped down
Ten galloping horses came through the town

Finger Puppet Rhyme: Two Little Chicks (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little chicks sitting on a hill
One named Jack, one named Jill
Run away Jack, run away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

CRAFT: Cow Masks!

Farm Animal Storytime Craft

I got the idea for this week’s storytime craft from Pinterest (duh!) but the adorable creation actually comes from the blog, Kindergarten Rocks! As per the usual, I created a quick set of templates and had my interns prep the craft by tracing and cutting out materials. Then I had them paperclip everything together to facilitate distribution and assembly. Popsicle sticks, googly eyes and shredded green paper were also provided. Parents and children alike adored this cute craft and there was a LOT of mooing to be heard around the library following storytime.


This was a fun and exciting storytime session. My storytime munchkins were enthralled by What the Ladybug Heard and had a blast guessing animals during the reading of I Spy on the Farm. Likewise, this week’s set of extension activities went over really well. Make a Pig was hugely successful, and the kids lost their minds while I tormented them by adding incorrect piece by incorrect piece…screaming and giggling all the while. I owe a big thanks to Sharon from Rain Makes Applesauce as a result. If you’re short on time like I tend to me use clip-art and a laminating machine to create your pieces instead of using felt.


 . . . April 24-25, 2014 . . .


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