Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Farm Books and Felt Board Stories

During our farm unit, I've devoted one of the shelves in our playroom to farm books. The small tub holds two plastic bags, each with a story book and story pieces to use on the felt board (more information below). The other tub holds a variety of farm books including:

Little Chick's Breakfast by Mary De Ball Kwitz
"Not Now!" said the Cow by Joanne Oppenheim
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin
The New Baby Calf by Edith Newlin Chase
Good Morning Chick by Mirra Ginsburg
Night is Coming W. Nikola-Lisa
Several Mrs. Wishy Washy books by Joy Cowley
Hello, Farm Animals by Eileen Curran

Rhyming Books:
Down on the Farm by Merrily Kutner
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
The Day the Goose Got Loose by Reeve Lindbergh
Old Mac Donald Had a Farm by Siobhan Dodds
On the Farm by David Elliot
Barnyard Banter by Denise Flemming
Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
Cock-a-doodle-doo Barnyard Hullabaloo by Giles Andreae

Counting Books:
Let's Go Visiting by Sue Williams
Cock-a-doodle-doo A Farmyard Counting Book by Steve Lavis
Ten Red Apples by Par Hutchins
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin

Animal Babies on the Farm by Vicky Weber
The Milk Makers by Gail Gibbons
My Horses by Heather Miller
My Pigs by Heather Miller
My Sheep by Heather Miller
My Chickens by Heather Miller
Farm Babies by Russell Freedman
Eye Openers Farm Animals

I would like to add a few farm alphabet books to this tub. Any recommendations?

Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox is our first felt board story. The pictures are from the Arkansas Department of Human Services and can be downloaded here.

Here is Lauren pulling the fox's nose out of the bushes and saying, "Goodness gracious me! I see a nose in the bushes!" Yeah Lauren!

Mrs. Wishy-Washy is our other felt board story. The pictures can be downloaded here. Both Hattie and the Fox and Mrs. Wishy-Washy are simple and highly repetitive stories that little ones can successfully retell.


  1. oooh! What fun! I am hoping to do some small felt board activities for my girls quiet time bags. I can't wait to do Mrs. Wishy Washy!!

  2. Awesome! Thanks so much for posting such fun and useful stuff!

  3. so cute here is another great link for children s adorable story props