Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crawlers & Totally Tots- Farm Animals

This week I tried a Farm Animals theme and it didn't work as planned.  The Crawlers were distracted with my finger puppets- my mistake for showing them off to early- and both group of Toddlers found our new flannel board highly amusing- it has wheels and it moves.  These are the books we read

Clip- Clop by Nicola Smee
Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera
The Grumpy Morning by Pamela Duncan Edwards


We listened to

Shake Your Sillies from More Singable Songs
Run Baby Run from More Please! Love this songs- 3 minutes of action.
Bubbles from Feel the Music

Opening Song

Nursery Rhyme: Chook, Chook, Chook

I used little ducks for Five Little Ducks on our flannel board and listened to the same song from Baby Boogie.  Because both groups are big we ended having between 10-12 ducks on our board but it is still lots of fun.

This Little Cow
This little cow eats grass,
This little cow eats hay.
This little cow drinks water,
And this little cow runs away.
This little cow does nothing,
But just lie down all day.

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
*repeat w/ piggies, cows,..
Animals on the Farm- we used finger puppets for all the animals on the farm.
Pigs that oink,
And cows that moo,
Horses, sheep, and duckies, too.
Kittens, dogs, and fish that swim,
Chickens, roosters, gather in.
All of these friends you will see
If you come to the farm with me!

Rhyme: If You Are Happy and You Know It - I used this rhyme again with flannel pieces showing all the different emotions. I think the original idea came from Mel's Desk
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
If you’re surprised and you know it say Oh my
If you’re sad and you know if rub your eyes
If you’re scared and you know it shiver and shake
If you’re sleepy and you know it close your eyes
If you are angry and you know it stomp your feet
If you are happy and you know it clap your hands

Bubble Time
Goodbye song-  We Wave Goodbye Like This