Cow Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for cow

Flannel: Cows give us milk to drink.  What foods are made from milk?


(Credit: Storytime with Miss Tara)

Book: Wow It’s a Cow! by Trudy and Jay Harris, illustrated by Paige Keiser

 wow its a cow

Rhyme: Little Boy Blue (with poster)

Song (with puppets): “Old McDonald Had a Farm” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon

do cows meow

Song: “Cows” (Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)

The mouth of a cow goes moo, moo, moo…all around the farm
The tail of a cow goes swish, swish, swish…
The ears of a cow go flip, flip, flop…
The hooves of a cow go clip, clip, clop…
(Credit: I Read to Relax blog)

Book: Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

is everyone ready for fun

Rhyme: Hey, Diddle, Diddle (with poster)

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Cow jumping over moon (idea: Danielle’s Place)

cow and moon

Horses and Cows Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for horse and cow

Book:  Baby Says “Moo!” by JoAnn Early Macken, illustrated by David Walker

baby says moo

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Book: Clip-clop by Nicola Smee

clip clop

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in (lower knees)

Book: A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas

birthday for cow

Song: (tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Hop, hop, hop along (bounce)
Or bounce on someone’s knee,
Higher and higher and higher and higher,
Bunny hop with me.

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)

Two-o-clock, three-o-clock…

Book (choral reading):  Are you a Cow? by Sandra Boynton

are you a cow

Song (with jingle bells): “Bell Horses” – Bob McGrath: The Baby Record

Song (with jingle bells): “Happy Trails” – Cowboy Envy: Cowboy Playground

cowboy playground

Closing rhyme