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Down on the Farm




From Teacher eBooks NOW
Farm Picture Dictionary and Word Wall Cards Farm Thematic Unit: 90 Reproducible Worksheets for Grades K-2
Barnyard Bunch K-2 Math Centers eBook Let's Learn About Barnyard Babies File Folder Games






Animals and their Babies
Mrs. Wishy Washy
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm
Little Red Hen
Rosie's Walk
Hattie And The Fox
The Milk Makers
Make Mine Ice Cream
Barn Dance!

Benjamin's Barn by Reeve Lindbergh
Midnight Farm
Friends by Helme Heine
Old MacDonald
The Gingerbread Man
Farmer Duck
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Little Pigs
I'm Going to be a Farmer by Edith Kungardt






Farm Chant

Down on the farm's where I want to be.
Milkin' the cows and bringing in the hay.
Where the plants from seedlings grow.
Ridin' a horse 'cross the fields so free.
But it's time to say good-bye.
Down on the farm's where I want to be.

Going to the Farm
(tune of Going to Kentucky)

I'm going to the farm.
I'm going to the farm.
To see a farmer
With _______in his arms.
So shake it baby, shake it.
Shake it all you can.
Shake it like a milkshake
And drink it if you can.
So rumble to the bottom,
Rumble to the top.
Turn around and turn around
Until I holler


Farm Counting Poem

One, two,
Cows moo.
Three, four,
Sheep snore.
Five, six,
Pig tricks.
Seven, eight,
Horse gate.
Nine, ten,
A big fat hen.

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Farm Poem

by Jackie Reinach


Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for your sweater and one for your rug,
One for your blanket to keep you warm and snug.


Cluck, cluck, red hen, have you any eggs?
Yes sir, yes sir, as many as your legs.
One for your breakfast and one for your lunch,
Come back tomorrow, I'll have another bunch.


Moo, moo, brown cow, have you milk for me?
Yes sir, yes sir, as tasty as can be.
Churn it into butter, make it into cheese,
Freeze it into ice cream, or drink it if you please.


Buzz, buzz, busy bee, is your honey sweet?
Yes sir, yes sir, sweet enough to eat.
Honey on your muffin, honey on your cake,
Honey by the spoonful, as much as I can make.


Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

Farm Alphabet
(Source unknown)

A is for the apples that grow on trees.
B is for the barn where animals live.
C is for the cow that gives milk.
D is for the dog that guards the sheep.
E is for the eggs we eat for breakfast.
F is for the farmer who works on the farm
G is for the garden where food is grown.
H is for the horses and the hay they eat.
I is for the ice cream that is made from milk.
J is for the jelly that we eat on toast.
K is for the kids which are baby goats.
L is for the lambs that supply us with fleece.
M is for the milk that we like to drink.
N is for the nest in which eggs are laid.
O is for the overalls that some farmers wear.
P is for the pigs that cool off in the mud.
Q is for the quilts that keep us warm.
R is for the rooster who crows in the morning.
S is for the silo where silage is kept.
T is for the turkey we eat at Thanksgiving.
U is for the udder that you find on a cow.
V is for the vines where pumpkins grow.
W is for the wool that we get from sheep.
X is for X-mas-tree farms where we buy Christmas trees.
Y is for the yarn that is made from fleece.
Z is for the zinnia, a flower that's nice.


Old MacDonald


Mary Had a Little Lamb

The Farmer in the Dell

Square dancing

Duck, Duck, Goose






Student Books     

From Teacher eBooks NOW
In the Mud (Individual KINDERREADERS Title) Piggy's Day Out (Individual KinderReaders Title)
Goodnight Farmer Brown (Individual KINDERREADERS Title) The Yellow Chick (Individual KinderReaders Title) - NEW EDITION

I Live on a Farm mini book


Down on the Farm book
Jean Warren


My Baby Animal Book
April Monthly Book, The Education Center (TEC248)

Animals on the Farm book
(booklet mounted on a barn background)
September Monthly Book, The Education Center (TEC202)

This student made booklet is from The Education Center's September book at the Kindergarten Level. Each page has a picture of an animal and the text, "I see the ______." Students can rotate the wheel shown above to match the animal on each page.


At Home on the Farm booklet
Teacher's Helper, Feb/Mar 1999

Barnyard Babble booklet
I Can Make It, I Can Read It, Summer, The Education Center (TEC3511)

Make a farm animal book as an innovation on Brown Bear.
Example:  Brown cow, brown cow, what do you see?
  I see a yellow duck quacking at me.





Other Literacy Activities     

After reading the Rigby book, "Mrs. Wishy Washy", allow the children to "wash" animal crackers in a cup of mud (chocolate pudding or frosting.)



These are old farm character masks made by Carson-Dellosa. I hide the mask from the student who is to wear it and have them close their eyes so they don't know what farm animal mask they are wearing. Their classmates give them one clue at a time until they guess what animal they are. (Example: You have 4 feet. You are pink. You like to roll in the mud. You say, "Oink".)


Our Show and Tell assignment was to bring a farm product or item to share.


"Barnyard Banter" sequencing activities, rhyming
Teacher's Helper, April/May/June 1997

"Friends" comprehension and activity pages
Teacher's Helper, Feb/Mar 1999

"Down on the Farm" unit
September Monthly Reproducibles, Kindergarten,
The Education Center (TEC955)

"Farm Animals" unit
Once Upon a Theme, Fall Semester, The Education Center (TEC871)

"The Farm", Early Years Thematic Notes
Frank Schaeffer






Make a class graph of our favorite farm animal.


Students were given individual baskets of farm animal manipulatives to graph.


Use farm animal manipulatives (or animal crackers) with a farm math mat for sorting animals by size, color or type. Practice counting out sets of animals to put inside the corral. Farm workmat and animal manipulatives can be found in the book Math Mats and More from The Education Center.

Glue farm animal pictures or Ellison cutouts on paper to create a pattern. Animal stamps could also be used.

Choose 2 or 3 farm animals and have students wear costume cards or headbands of farm animals. Have them pattern themselves into AB or ABC patterns. Then have them make the animal's sound to make sound patterns.

Using Counters--Kindergarten, Frank Schaeffer (FS-1069)

Old MacDonald's Farm-sets of 8, 9, 10







Name plants and food grown on a farm. What food products are produced by each animal?

Relate the farm theme to the five senses:
Taste food
Hear animal sounds
Touch fur or plants
Sight: differentiate animals by number of legs, body coverings, size 

Barnyard smells


Animal names--mother, father, baby






Social Studies    

Make a career/farm link by discussing the jobs of farmers horticulturists, and veterinarians.





Farm Site Links    

Hattie and the Fox

Mrs. Wishy Washy Unit

Rosie's Walk

Apples and Pumpkins
(pumpkin sequencing cards)

Pumpkin, Pumpkin
(pumpkin sequencing cards)

Little Red Hen
(story character cards)

The Gingerbread Man
(story sequencing cards)

The Three Little Pigs
(story props for retelling)

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
(character cards) 





Snacks and Art    

Dip animal crackers in chocolate pudding "mud" after reading
Mrs. Wishy Washy


Make Pigs in a Blanket (after reading The Three Little Pigs).
Recipe can be found in Book Cooks, pp. 72-73.

Make Chicken Feed (after reading Rosie's Walk).
Recipe can be found in Book Cooks.


Make butter.

Scramble eggs.


The children glued a green grass foreground on to the blue construction paper background. They glued on a barn (from a barn tablet). Then they cut and colored animals for their picture.