Down on the Farm Storytime Lesson Plan
The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton
Hurry! Hurry! By Eve Bunting
Stuck in the Mud by Jan Clarke
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming
This Little Chick by John Lawrence
Cock-A-Doodle Moo! By Bernard Most
Clip-Clop by Nicole Smee
Hungry Hen by Richard Waring
“I Know a Chicken” from Whaddya Think of That by Laurie Berkner
“If You’re Happy and You Know It” from Jbrary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X16kPVPuETw&index=8&list=PLcw3Y8sV0xpuW0XNP0qkt3u1FXmZLHVjV
“Old MacDonald had a Band” from Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi
“Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi
“Over in the Barnyard”
Over in the barnyard
Early in the morning
See the yellow chickies
Standing in a row
See the busy farmer
Giving them their breakfast
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep
Off they go (remove finger puppet)
[Also, pink piggies and spotted cows]
Credit: Teach-nology Farm Songs
This is the way we plant our seeds, plant our seeds, plant our seeds
This is the way we plant our seeds so early in the morning
[Water our seeds, weed our seeds, our seeds grow up, pick our plants, eat our plants]
Credit: Storytime Katie
On the Farm
Here is the Piggy’s snout
(Hold up thumb)
He better stop eating, or his tail will pop out! (Pop out little finger)
Here is the patient cow
(Hold up thumb of other hand)
She’s eating hay from a big haymow (Hold up all other fingers and turn hand)
Here is the barn at night (Hands form an arch—barn)
It’s quiet and dark and locked up tight (Bring hands together to form closed doors)
Five Clean, Squeaky Pigs Flannel
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
Credit: Mel’s Desk http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/?p=1456
10 Fluffy Chickens Flannel
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 Switch eggs for chicks.
Yellow as can be.
Credit: Mel’s Desk http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/index.php?s=chickens
“When Cows Get Up in the Morning” from Jbrary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYp0RlHdjNU&list=PLcw3Y8sV0xpsggxqBnkTFRPAJdVkpEG_d&index=2
Every Child Ready to Read Skills/Practices
language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds
in words. Helps children learn new words and information.
Talk— Experiment with animal sounds and how different each one sounds!
Read— Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.
Write—Kids write their
names on nametags for storytime.
Play—Playing with sounds is an important step in literacy. Hearing smaller sounds or combinations of sounds helps in understanding words.
Possible Asides to Parents & Caregivers
- Rhymes are packed with words we don’t always use during normal day-to-day conversation. They increase your child's vocabulary and help them make predictions about words when they're learning to read.
-Use imaginative play when thinking of being on a farm. What animals live on farms? What jobs can you do on a farm?
Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress
Domain: Language, Literacy and Communications:
Artistic expression and interpretation
Vocabulary and syntax
Shape and picture recognition and interpretation
Concepts of print
Comprehension of narrative text
Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds
Introduction: Letter of the day is “F”
Book: Stuck in the Mud by Jan Clarke
Song: “I Know a Chicken” from Whaddya Think of That by Laurie Berkner
Book: This Little Chick by John Lawrence
Action Rhyme: “Farm Chores”
Book: Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Song: “Old MacDonald had a Band” from Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi