Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins. A Big Book is ALWAYS a hit -- everyone can see the pictures. This is nice too because it's all adverbs -- you can use those motions.Farmyard Beat. A board book by Lindsey Craig. This book is a hit for either storytime or American Bandstand -- it's got great rhythm and you can dance to it. The moms all seemed to know the book and recited along with it.
Moo by David Larochelle. When you read a book the MOMS love, the babies listen up too! Larochelle tells the whole tale of an adventurous cow stealing a car with an inevitable disaster, using only the word MOO. You supply the drama.
Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee. In Room on the Broom style, Mr. Horse gives all the farm animals a ride, (Clip-Clop, Clip-Clop) until Plop! Plop! Ploppity-plop! Stan taught me how to do the clip-clop sound by sort of squinching your jaws together into a vacuum and then applying pressure with your tongue. A very impressive sound and easy to speed up as the horse goes faster. Really pulled the kids in.
Wheels on the Bus, with a lot of farm animals boarding.
I Went to Visit a Farm One Day
I Went to Visit a Farm One Day. Bring the storytime bag full of farm animals. OR
Old MacDonald Had a Farm. The moms did a GREAT JOB of singing along as I pulled the critters out of the bag, in no particular order.
Book/Song: Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. This book has such great rhythm. I love to dance to it.