Horses-Babies

Books

City Animals by Simms Taback
Peekaboo! On the Farm by Cocorette
Ten Horse Farm by Robert Sabuda

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

A Farmer Went Trotting
A farmer went trotting Bounce baby on lap, facing you
Upon his gray mare
With his daughter behind him
So rosy and fair
Then a duck cried out, “Quack!” lift baby up
And they all tumbled down Plop baby back into your lap
Off of the horse
And upside down! Tip baby gently backwards!

Rickety Rickety Rocking Horse
Rickety rickety rocking horse bounce
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! hug baby

Ten Galloping Horses
Ten galloping horses rode through the town bounce
Five were white and five were brown
Five rode up and five rode down Lift baby up and down.
Ten galloping horses rode through the town

Puppets

Down On Grandpa's Farm

“Down On Grandpa’s Farm” is a song sung my Kathy Reid-Naiman. With a handful of common farm animals it is easy to add puppets and have them make their unique sounds. Babies enjoy the visuals of the animals and toddlers love to make the sounds and pet the animals. I got all my puppets for this song from Folkmanis Puppets. The color of my puppets don’t necessarily match the song. I don’t dwell on it.

  • lamb
  • cow
  • pig– My puppet is discontinued. This is a nice update.
  • chicken
  • horse-Unfortunately this one is discontinued too.

chorus
Oh, we’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm
We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little white lamb
Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little white lamb
The lamb, she makes a sound like this: baa, baa
The lamb, she makes a sound like this: baa, baa
(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a black and white cow
Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a black and white cow
The cow, she makes a sound like this: moo
The cow, she makes a sound like this: moo
(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little pink pig
Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little pink pig
The pig, she makes a sound like this: oink, oink, oink
The pig, she makes a sound like this: oink, oink, oink
(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little red chicken
Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little red chicken
The chicken, she makes a sound like this: buck-buck-buck-buck
The chicken, she makes a sound like this: buck-buck-buck-buck
(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a big black horse
Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a big black horse
The horse, he makes a sound like this: neigh
The horse, he makes a sound like this: neigh
(chorus x2)

December Holidays-Babies

Books

Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton
Eight Nights of Chanukah Lights by Diane Regan
Hanukkah is Coming by Tracy Newman
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle
Maisy’s Christmas Tree by Lucy Cousins
Surprise: A Book of Christmas Shapes by Jonathan Litton

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Bumping Up and Down on My Little Blue Sled
Bumping up and down in my little blue sled
Bumping up and down in my little blue sled
Bumping up and down in my little blue sled
Won’t you be my darling?

Snow is coming down on my little blue sled
Waving to my friend on my little blue sled

Santa is Back
Two merry blue eyes point to eyes
A cute little nose point to nose
A long snowy beard stroke chin
Two cheeks like a rose rub cheeks
A round chubby tummy rub tummy
A big bulging sack touch shoulders and back
Hurray for old Santa! Clap hands
We’re glad that he’s back

Snowflake, Snowflake in the Sky
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Snowflake, snowflake in the sky
Love to watch you floating by
Down you fall upon the ground
Down you fall without a sound
Snowflake, snowflake in the sky
Love to watch you floating by

Santa and His Reindeer
Here is old Santa left thumb
And here is his sleigh right thumb
These are his reindeer, which he drives away hold up eight fingers
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen point to each finger in turn
Away they all go fly fingers away

Flannel Board

Rudolph! Rudolph!

Jingle Bells by Sammy Davis Jr.
Bells are all you need. We shake the bells all they way through!
Ring Those Bells by Carole Peterson
We pull out the bells for this song.
Ring and turn around
ring and stamp feet
ring and jump
ring and touch toes
ring and turn around