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Farm Fun

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 2 years, 7 months ago

Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from PUBYAC contributors.  Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!


For more offerings, see: Storytime-Farm; Farms

 

INVITATIONS: A Barnyard Bash

  • Big Red Barn
  • Tractor
  • Farm Animals

 

DRESS:

  • bandannas
  • jeans
  • straw hats
  • animal noses and ears on headbands

cats—chickens—cows—dogs—ducks—fish—foxes—goats—horses—lambs—mice—pigs—rabbits—snakes—scarecrow—apples—pumpkins]

 

REFRESHMENTS: Serve in baskets and clean metal pails/buckets.

 

DECORATIONS:

  • Red checkered tablecloths
  • Red toy barn for a centerpiece
  • Pig Pen of Pink Balloons with Pig Faces (and curly tails)
  • Scarecrows/pumpkins

 

MUSIC:

  • Down on Grandpa’s Farm
  • Old MacDonald
  • Chicken Dance

 

FAVORS/CRAFTS:

  • small plastic farm toys
  • farm mobile
  • animal faces (paper plates)

 

GAMES:

  • PIN—tail on donkey/horse
  • TOSS—eggs; apples
  • FLOOR—horseshoes; duck-duck-goose; fishing with magnets
  • RELAY—animal walk
  • Farmer in the Dell
  • Prizes in a haystack
  • Animal Sounds BINGO

 

PROGRAM:

  • Have various stations for crafts & games before ending with a hayride or sing-along.
  • Read a book or poems, depending on your theme. 
  • If funds allow, hire a small petting zoo or a tractor/hayride around the parking lot.

 

VOLUNTEERS:

  • Get adult help to “serve” 

 

COST:

  • Most supplies can be purchased in bargain bins at craft stores or Dollar Stores. 

 

TIME:

  • About an hour-and-a-half should be sufficient. (Dependent on the number of families passing through; and how many stations are offered.)

 

          

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