Felt Boards : Animals > Farm

The Mixed-Up Animal Rhyme 
Added: 04-02-1999 
Original Author: Unknown

A sheep and a chick and and old brown cow,
Got together on the farm, and, wow, somehow,
All their sounds got all mixed up,
And the worried farmer said, “Hey, what’s up?”

Directions: Explain that animals have their own special languages. Each animal makes a special sound. In this game the animals are “tricky”–don’t let them fool you and the farmer! Have flannel board cutouts of various farm animals. Place a cut out on the flannel board and say something like:

“And the cow said—–(build the suspense)—–“Quack!” “Oh, is that right? Or is it all mixed up? What does the cow say? Moo–you’re right. Poor farmer! What will he do with a cow that says “quack?”

Then go thru the other animals. Sometimes use the “correct” sound, sometimes the mixed-up sounds. At the end go thru them quickly again and make sure all the sounds are “right”. Then say, and the farmer was SO happy…wouldn’t you be!!

Hens of a Different Color 
Added: 04-13-1999 
Original Author: Unknown

We did this flannel board today and the kids loved it they then colored their own puppets and used them when we told the story….

You can have the kids cut chickens out of construction paper and glue on sticks. Or cut from coloring books or other patterns, color, and then glue on sticks

Hens of a different color

This little hen is BLACK ( hold up black hens)
She stands in the barnyard by a big hay stack.

This little hen is RED (hold up red hens)
She is very tired and won’t get out of bed.

This little hen is BROWN (hold up brown hens)
She is feeling glad and wearing a crown.

This little hen is YELLOW (hold up yellow hens)
She’s friends with the rooster; he’s a handsome fellow.

This little hen is WHITE (hold up white hen)
She dance’s and plays, oh what a sight.

This little hen is PURPLE (hold up the purple hens)
She spends her day running around in circles.

This little hen is GREEN (hold up green hen)
She is the silliest hen I’ve ever seen.

This little hen is BLUE (hold up blue hen)
She lays eggs for me and you.

This little hen is PINK (hold up the pink hen)
She goes down to the pond to get a drink.

All of these hens live at the farm
Out in the big RED barn.

Are you my Mommy? 
Added: 05-29-1999 
Original Author: P.D. Eastman

Adapted from are you my mother!
Are you my Mommy?

One day, a little duck hatches from it’s egg. He looks around but cannot find his mother. “Where is my mommy?” said the baby duck. “I must go and find her.” The baby duck sees a cow and says, “Are you my mommy?” “Why no, I am not your mommy. I am a cow.” Then the baby duck sees a pig and says, “Are you my mommy?” “Why no, I am not your mommy. I am a pig.” Then baby duck sees a horse and says, “Are you my mommy?” “Why no, I am not your mommy. I am a horse.” Then the baby duck sees a big duck and says, “Are you my mother?” “Why yes, I am your mommy,” she answers. “I am so glad you found me.” And off they went together for a swim in the pond, and they were very, very happy.

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