The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming
Cowlick by Christen Ditchfield
Songs / Rhymes: “Good Morning”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “Open, Shut Them”, “I Went to the Farm One Day” with cow puppet, “Head and Shoulders”, “The Hokey Pokey”, “I Wiggle My Fingers”, and “The More We Get Together”.
Craft: Cows in the Pasture. Materials: cow pictures, green paper, Easter grass, crayons, glue, and tape. The toddlers glued their cows to their papers, colored them in, and then taped on the cows’ food: grass. The idea came from Preschool Storytime Crafts. The clipart came from Open Clip Art.
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas.
Songs / Rhymes: “Welcome to the Library”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Hi There, So Glad You Came”, “Head and Shoulders”, “Open, Shut Them”, “The Hokey Pokey”, “I Wiggle My Fingers”, and “The More We Get Together”.
Special Activity: The preschoolers said what they knew about cows and I wrote the words down on the board. They knew what letter cow started with, what cows give us to drink, and that cows are big (not small). I taught them that cows’ feet are called hooves, a baby cow is called a calf, and that cows weigh 1500 lbs!
Craft: C is for Cow. Materials: C coloring paper, cow head and tail on paper, Easter grass, crayons, glue, scissors, and tape. The preschoolers cut out their cow heads and tails. They glued them on to their Cs and added the Easter grass for the cows to eat. The idea came from Always Something to Learn. The template was from DLTK Kids.
I Went to the Farm One Day (with cow puppet)
--Mother Goose on the Loose by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006.