Woolbur’s Barnyard

September 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Tuesday, Sept. 10 2013


Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, Illus. Felicia Bond
Clip, Clop by Nicola Smee
Busy Chickens by John Schindel, photos by Steven Holt
Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski


“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddya Think of That?
Singing along with shaker eggs.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here is the Barn
Similar to the fingerplay, ”Here is the church, Here is the steeple”.

Here is the barn (Make a barn by interlacing fingers of two hands inside palm of hands)
Open it wide.
Let’s go inside where the animals hide.
Here are the horses, here are the cows.
They’re eating their dinner and drinking right now.
They’ll stay here till night turns into day.
When we open the doors, they’ll all mosey away.
Out in the pasture, they’ll eat grass and hay.
The cows will moo softly, the horses will neigh.

Finger Rhyme: Five Little Farmers

Five little farmers (fingers of one hand closed tightly over thumb)
Woke up with the sun, (open hand, with fingers and thumb standing upright)
For it was early morning
And chores must be done.
The first little farmer goes to milk the cow.
(Close both fists, make milking motions up and down.)
The second little farmer gets ready to plow.
(Grasp a steering wheel and pretend to drive.)
The third little farmer feeds the hens and chicks.
(Pretend to scatter corn.)
The fourth little farmer has gates to fix.
(Make hammering motions.)
The fifth little farmer sells vegetables in town.
(Cup hands around mouth as if calling out.)
Five busy little farmers work ’til the sun goes down.
(Yawn, stretch, sleep)

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

It was nice to have the puppets join us for this song…

Old MacDonald had a farm,

And on his farm he had some chicks,

With a chick, chick here,
And a chick, chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick,
Everywhere a chick, chick,

Old MacDonald had a farm,

2. Duck – quack, quack
3. Turkey – gobble, gobble
4. Pig – oink, oink
5. Cow – moo, moo
6. Cat -meow, meow
7. Sheep – Baa baa
8. Dog – woof woof



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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.