Fingerplays and Rhymes

Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. This month's theme is at the farm.

 

 

This Little Cow
This little cow eats grass.
This little cow eats hay.
This little cow looks over the fence
This little cow runs away
But this big cow does nothing at all
But lie in the field all day.
Let’s chase her and chase her and chase her away!

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Down on Grandpa’s Farm
Oh we're on our way we're on our way,
on our way to Grandpa's farm.
We're on our way,
we're on our way to Grandpa's farm.

Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big brown cow,
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big brown cow.
The cow she makes a sound like this: Moo! Moo!
The cow she makes a sound like this: Moo! Moo!

Chorus:

Oh we're on our way we're on our way,
on our way to Grandpa's farm.
We're on our way,
we're on our way to Grandpa's farm.

Repeat with:
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a little red hen. (CHORUS)
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big black dog. (CHORUS)
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a funny white duck. (CHORUS)
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a fat pink pig. (CHORUS)
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a big brown horse. (CHORUS)
Down on Grandpa's farm there is a new spring lamb. (CHORUS).

The Farmer and His Seeds
The farmer plants his seeds.
The farmer plants his seeds.
Hi, ho, the dairy-o.
The farmer plants his seeds.

The sun comes out to shine…
The rain begins to fall…
The plant begins to grow…
The farmer cuts them down…
And now he grinds them up…
And now he bakes the bread…

When I Went Into the Barnyard
Tune of The Bear Went Over the Mountain

When I went into the barnyard,
When I went into the barnyard,
When I went into the barnyard,
What do you think I saw?

I saw a cow and her baby,
I saw a cow and her baby,
I saw a cow and her baby,

And what do you think I heard?
Make cow noises

Additional Verses:

I saw some little pink piglets…
I saw a big fat turkey…
I aw a fluffy sheep…
I saw an old gray donkey…
 

I Went to the Farm
I went to the farm the other day.(march in place)
I saw a cow across the way.(point)
And what do you think I heard it say? (cup hand to ear)
Moo, Moo, Moo!
(repeat with other farm animals)

Five Little Farmers
Five little farmers arise with the sun.
The first little farmer feeds the hungry pigs.
The third little farmer has fence hole to dig.
The fourth little farmer goes to fix his tractor now.
The fifth little farmer goes to milk the cow.

All Around the Farm
The cows on the farm go moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo.”

The cows on the farm go moo, moo, moo,
All around the farm.
The horses…Neigh, neigh, neigh.
The pigs…Oink, oink, oink.
The chicks…peep, peep, peep.
The sheep…baa, baa, baa.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on his farm he had some chicks,
Ee i ee i oh!

With a cluck-cluck here,
And a cluck-cluck there
Here a cluck, there a cluck,
Everywhere a cluck-cluck
Cow, pig, horse, sheep, etc.

Check back next month for different fingerplays with a new theme!