Old MacDonald

I usually sing Old MacDonald with puppets on my hands, feet and head to make the kids laugh, but once in a while I’ll pull out the ukulele instead. Classic storytime songs are fantastic tools for welcoming storytime newbies or drawing distracted little folks back to the circle. For variation, I might change the environment and animals, or connect it with a theme (ie Old MacDonald had a desert, forest, jungle, ocean).

For my fall storytime session, I’m again focusing on repetition-with-variation from week to week, so we’ll sing this song with puppets, felts, and using Steve Goetz’ fun new book Old MacDonald had a Truck.

Old MacDonald
C              F     C            G7      C

Old MacDonald had a farm, E - I - E - I - O
                        F     C           G7      C

And on that farm there was a cow, E - I - E - I - O

With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there

Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
               F      C           G7      C

Old MacDonald had a farm, E - I - E - I - O

Old Macdonald Little Mouse

Felt Story Extension
I made a few extra barns for my Old MacDonald felt so I can uncover each animal like we’re playing Little Mouse. Next I’ll make a few non-farm animals to incorporate more surprise, variation, and vocabulary.

For patterns, I adapted this barn quiet book template, and this farm animal colouring sheet. Thanks to Kate at Felt Board Magic for hosting this week’s Flannel Friday.


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