The Mixed-Up Animal
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
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 4-13-99 Original
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
This little hen is BLACK ( hold up
She stands in the barnyard by a big hay stack.
This little hen is RED (hold up red
She is very tired and won't get out of bed.
This little hen is BROWN (hold up
She is feeling glad and wearing a crown.
This little hen is YELLOW (hold up
She's friends with the rooster; he's a handsome fellow.
This little hen is WHITE (hold up
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
She is the silliest hen I've ever seen.
This little hen is BLUE (hold up blue
She lays eggs for me and you.
This little hen is PINK (hold up the
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
Adapted from are you my
Are you my
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.