FARM SONGS & RHYMES
 
 

I’M A LITTLE CHICK
Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”

I’m a little chick.
Yellow and soft.
I was born
In a hay loft.

I play all day
And cheep, cheep, cheep.
Then back to the barn
I go to sleep!
                        Jean Warren
 

ANIMAL SOUNDS
Tune:  “The Farmer In The Dell”

The ducks say, quack, quack.
The ducks say, quack, quack.
Heigh-ho, the Derry-oh,
The ducks say quack, quack!

The cows say, moo, moo.
The cows say, moo, moo.
Heigh-ho, the Derry-oh,
The cows say, moo, moo!
                        Jean Warren
Continue with other farm animals and the sounds they make.

 
COLORFUL FARM ANIMALS

Pink pig, pink pig rolling around,
In the mud on the ground.

Red rooster, red rooster strutting around,
Pecking at seeds lying on the ground.

Black cow, black cow walking a round,
Eating green grass on the ground.

Yellow duck, yellow duck waddling around,
Eating juicy worms, crawling on the ground.

Brown horse, brown horse galloping around,
Eating oats and hay lying on the ground.
                                                Jean Warren

VEGETABLE PATCH
Tune:  “The Paw, Paw Patch”

Pick some corn and put it in the wagon.
Pick some corn and put it in the wagon.
Pick some corn and put it in the wagon.
Way down yonder in the vegetable patch.

Adapted Traditional

 
THE TRACTOR ON THE FARM

Tune:  “The Wheels On The Bus”

Oh, the tractor on the farm goes ‘round and ‘round,
‘Round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round.
Oh, the tractor on the farm goes ‘round and ‘round,
All around the farm.

Oh, the cow on the farm goes, moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo,  moo, moo, moo.
Oh, the cow on the farm goes, moo, moo, moo,
All around the farm.

Continue with other farm animals and farm objects.
 

TAKE ME OUT TO THE FARM
Tune:  “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”

Take me out to the farm.
Take me out to the cows,
Show me some pigs and bunnies,too.
Give me a ride on a pony or two.

Oh, it’s so much fun at the farm.
There are so many things I can do.
And I love to listen and hear
All the neighs, quacks and moos!
                               Jean Warren

 
WHAT DOES THE CAT DAY?

            What does the cat say?  Meow, meow, meow.
            What does the dog say?  Bow-wow, bow-wow.
            What does the donkey say?  Hee-haw, hee-haw.
            What does the black bird say?  Caw-caw-caw.
            What does the cow say?  Moo-moo-moo.
            What does the rooster say?  Cock-a-doodle-do!
                                                   Adapted Traditional
 

ADDITIONAL FARM SONGS & RHYMES
Can be found at the Music Station.

  
ROOSTER SONG

Sung to: "Down By The Station"

Down on the farm, early in the morning
Hear the cocky rooster, COCK-A-DOODLE-DO!
Everybody WAKE UP, time to start the day.
See the sun a-rising, chasing dreams away.
Jean Warren
 
OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM
Tune: “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
And on this farm he had a pig, E I E I O
With an oink, oink, here and an oink, oink there.
Everywhere an oink, oink.
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.
Traditional

Continue singing about other farm animals, such as:
Cow – moo, moo
Horse – neigh, neigh
Duck – quack, quack,
Sheep – baa, baa
Chick – cheep, cheep
 
FIVE LITTLE DUCKS

Five little ducks, that I once knew,
Fat were three and skinny were two.
But the big mother duck with the feathers on her back,
She ruled her ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack. Quack, quack, quack,
She ruled her ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.

Down to the water, they would go,
Waddle, waddle, waddle, to and fro.
But the big mother duck with the feathers on her back,
She ruled her ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack. Quack, quack, quack.
She ruled her ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.

They swam around here and there.
They bobbed for food, everywhere.
But the big mother duck with the feathers on her back,
She ruled her ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack. Time to go back.
She told her ducklings with a quack, quack, quack.
Adapted Traditional
 
THE LITTLE WHITE DUCK
Tune: “The Little White Duck”

There’s a little white duck
Sitting in the water.
A little white duck,
Doing what he ought –ter.

He took a bite of a lilly pad.
Flapped his wings and he said,
“I’m glad, I’m a little white duck
Sitting in the water.”
Quack, Quack, Quack!
Adapted Traditional
 
FOUR LITTLE DUCKS

Four little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck called, “Quack, quack, quack”
But only three ducks came waddling back.

Three little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mother duck called, “Quack, quack, quack”
But only two ducks came waddling back.

Two little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck called, “Quack, quack, quack”
But only one duck came wadding back.

One little duck went out one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck called, “Quack, quack, quack”
But no little ducks came waddling back.

Mother duck cried, then looked in the sky.
As four little ducks came flying by.
Adapted traditional
This activity is fun to act out, with one child hiding each time a group goes out to play.
 
DOWN AT THE BARNYARD
Tune: "Down At the Station"

Down at the barnyard, early in the morning,
See the little farmer, feeding everyone.

Corn for the pigs and oats for the horses,
Hay for the cows and milk for the cat.
Jean Warren 
 
PIGS IN THE MUD

Tune: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Roll, roll, roll around, in the mud all day.
That is what the pigs all do. What a way to play!

Roll, roll, roll around, that is how they stay,
Oh so very nice and cool, on a sunny day!
Jean Warren
 
LITTLE CHICKS
Little chicks, little chicks, running all around.
Scratching here and there, scratching on the ground.

Little chicks, little chicks, what a sight you make.
You always look, as if you're running late!
Jean Warren 

 
BARNYARD PUPPY
Tune: "Pop! Goes the Weasel"

All around the big barnyard, the puppy likes to play.
He just barks at everyone, then he'd runs away!

Round and round and round he goes, getting in the way.
He is always on the run, he hasn't learned to stay!
Jean Warren
 
 
GOOD NIGHT BARN

I looked in the barn and what did I see?
Barnyard animals in groups of three.

Three black cows, three white sheep,
Three brown horses, fast asleep.

Three yellow ducks, three red hens,
Three pink pigs asleep in their pens.

Everyone was tucked in for the night.
So I tip-toed out and turned off the light!
Jean Warren

 

This is a great rhyme to:
  • have your child act out
  • turn into a flannelboard story
  • use when introducing the number three
 
ADDITIONAL FARM SONGS AND RHYMES
Can be found in the Farm Unit at the Theme Station
And in the Animal song unit at the Toddler Station