Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown Summary: By the big red barn In the great green field, There was a pink pig Who was learning to squeal. There were horses and sheep and goats and geese--and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn.
After reading the Big Red Barn we made our own farm play mat...
- Foamboard (we used folding kind)
- Green, Blue and Gray paint
- Paint brushes
- Painters Tape
Tape off a section of the foamboard for your pond
If you don't have a barn, fashion one with a box painted red, cut out some doors and windows and you can make a silo using a pringles can covered with red construction paper.
Old McDonald Had A Farm Feltboard:
Print off the sheets either in color or B&W and have LO help you color them. Make them into feltboard pieces by gluing a square of sandpaper on the back of each. Or glue a magnet on the back and make them magnetic for the fridge. Or make them into a book!
HERE WE GO ROUND THE BIG RED BARN
tune of "...Round the Mulberry Bush"
Here we go round the big red barn, the big red barn, the big red barn
Here we go round the big red barn so early in the morning.
This is the way we milk the cows, milk the cows, milk the cows
This is the way we milk the cows so early in the morning.
This is the way we feed the chickens, feed the chickens, feed the chickens
This is the way we feed the chickens so early in the morning.
** Continue with other farm chores: chop wood, mow hay, slop pigs, plant corn, etc.**