Farm Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Big Book: The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most

The Cow That Went Oink book cover

Song: “Down on Grandpa’s Farm” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: On the Farm by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade

On the Farm book cover

Song/Puppets: “Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book/Movement: Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? book cover

Book: Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

farmyard-beat cover image

Flannel: Mary Had a Little Lamb ( different color lambs: “fleece was ____ as ____ )

Craft: Opening barn coloring sheet

farm preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Mem Fox Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: green

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

Where is the Green Sheep book cover

Song/rhyme: “Dancing Sheep”

Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps. (creep fingers)
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling! (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor! (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window! (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door! (move hands to other side)

He kept on…Dancing on the ceiling! (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

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Book: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Song: “Ten Fingers” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Book: Hello Baby! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: green sheep made with hearts (idea: craftymorning.com)

Sheep Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Song with puppets: Old McDonald

Book: Sheep by Wendy Strobel Dieker

sheep cover image

Song/flannel: Mary had a Little Lamb
We sang “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and substituted “fleece as white as show” with the color of the sheep and something it was the same color as.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb its fleece was ORANGE as CARROTS!
We ended with “white as snow.”

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

Book: Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

wee little lamb cover image

Song: (melody: “Wheels on the Bus”)
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap.
They’re a part of me.
I can make my feet go stamp, stamp, stamp…
I can make my legs go hop, hop, hop…

Book: Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

sheep in a jeep

Song: “Clap Your Hands”- Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

 Closing Rhyme

Craft:

sheep craft

 

Dinosaur Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David Carter

Song: “We are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: I Am a Tyrannosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Song: “Mat Man” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “volcano”

Social Story: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

Closing song

Craft: dinosaurs on coloring page

dinosaur preschool story time craft

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Boat Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Little Tug by Stephen Savage

little tug

Song: “Tap Tap Tap” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “row your boat”

Social Story: What Does It Mean to be Kind? by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Closing song

Craft: sailboats

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