Today was day day two of Farm Animals this time with a few different books and songs since the audience is a bit younger. Our attendance was higher today but the little ones were really into the books, singing, and playing with each other. We started with our regular opening song "The More We Get Together" and our "Wiggle, Wiggle" which I have found out parents really like. My first book was
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Farm by Dawn Sirett. The kids loved flipping the pages to see what was underneath the flops. Sadly, our copy is missing the cute baby chicken so I improved with our own little chicken. They loved it. We then did a round of "Barnyard Song" to the tune of "If You Are Happy and You Know It" using different animal sounds. We also tried using our fingers to count "Ten Fluffy Chicks". My next book was
Barnyard Dance! By Sandra Boynton. There has been a few occasions when parents really became engaged with the songs or books and this was one of them with several parents reciting the book aloud with me. I continued with another finger play "This Little Cow" and we all sang "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" using the fingerpuppets. The kids had started to grab our little baby chicken so I decided to read a book from yesterday
Little Chicken's Big Day by Katie Davis. The kids weren't very interested on the story but they loved the oversize images of little chicken. I followed with another finger play "The Farm Yard" and several songs "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and "Open Shut Them". We finished with our closing song "We Wave Goodbye Like This".