Toddler Time: Down on the Farm!

For our second week of Toddler Time, I decided to do a Farm Animal theme!  This one was very noisy with all the toddlers making animal sounds!

OPENING RHYMES:

OPEN, SHUT THEM
Credit:  Traditional

HANDS UP HIGH
Credit:  Manly Library

Farm Books

BOOKS:

COCK-A-DOODLE QUACK! QUACK! BY IVOR BADDIE

FARMYARD BEAT BY LINDSEY CRAIG

MIDDLE RHYMES:

THIS IS THE WAY
Credit:  Kindergarten Magic

FARM SONG
Credit:  Kindergarten Magic

OLD MACDONALD
Credit:  Traditional

Rooster has a Red Feather

FLANNELBOARD:

ROOSTER HAS A RED FEATHER
Credit:  Kindergarten Magic

CALM DOWN RHYME:

TWINKLE, TWINKLE

MOVEMENT ACTIVITY:

EGG SHAKERS!

I passed out our egg shakers, and we shook them along to some music.  Afterwards, I asked the toddlers to bring the eggs back to the nest (a bucket) because Mama Hen missed them (I broke out our hen puppet).

CLOSING RHYME:

CHILDREN, CHILDREN TURN AROUND

HOW IT WENT:

My smallest crowd yet, though I’m going to blame the weather again (it was in the 80s and sunny yesterday, but it’s rainy and 39 degrees today).  Still, we had over 20 people, so it wasn’t too small of a crowd, and the toddlers who showed up enjoyed themselves a little too much.  The beginning of the program wasn’t too bad…I knew the kids were hyper, but I was able to direct their attention to the book by asking them to make animal sounds.  They continued to enjoy making animal sounds for the middle rhymes, but by the time we got to Old MacDonald, they were tired of that and decided that it was time to dance and run around.  They loved Rooster Has a Red Feather, though few of them waited for me to call out their color.  The calm down rhyme calmed them down for a grand total of 30 seconds, and they were up and about during the second book, so I skipped a few pages and ended it quickly so that I could pass out the egg shakers and the little ones could get all that energy out.

PDF HANDOUT:

Farm

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