Book: This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri
Flannel: Ten fluffy chickens
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
Flip over each clutch of eggs.
Yellow as can be.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)
Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]
Book: I Went Walking by Vera Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas
Song: “Old McDonald had a Farm” (with ukulele)
Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (shake gently)
Down came the baby. (bring baby down)
Mmm, she was good! (kiss)
Book: Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee
Song: “Mary had a Little Lamb”
Rhyme: Little Boy Blue (with poster)
Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…
Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)
Book (choral reading): Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Song (with shaky eggs): “Ba Ba Black Sheep” – Caspar Babypants: Sing Along!