The Farmer in the Library

Farming… always a well-received storytime theme…

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
Fingerplay: Way Up High in the Apple Tree
*Flannel: Five Little Apples
Read-aloud #2: I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
**Flannel: Open Up the Barn Door
Read-aloud #3: When the Rooster Crowed by Patricia Lillie
Flannel Song: Old MacDonald
Read-aloud #4: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Action Rhyme: Hands Up High
(“Dancing” Song: “The Wiggle Song” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes)

CLOSING:
Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

*Five Little Apples
(Chanted to Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile)
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm “you can’t eat me”,
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm quiet as can be…
and…CRUNCH!
(Chant with 4,3,2,1)
(Used tree flannel, 5 apple flannels and a worm finger puppet)

**Open up the Barn Door (source unknown)
Open up the barn door, tra la la
There’s a sheep inside, he’s saying Baa
Open up the barn door, it’s a sunny day
There’s a horse inside, and she’s saying Neigh
Open up the barn door as fast as you know how
There’s a cat inside, and she’s saying Meow
Open up the barn door, keep it open now
There’s a dog inside who’s saying Bow-wow
Open up the barn door, we have a lot to do
There’s a cow inside, and she’s saying Moo
Open up the barn door, quick as you can point
There’s a pig inside, and he is saying Oink

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