Farm animal poems

Here Is The Barn (with hand movements)
Here is the barn
(form a roof shape with your hands)
Where I like to go
(Walk in place)
It’s as tall as a tree
(Point up overhead)
And cozy, you know
(Hug body with arms)
Here is the barn,
(Make a roof shape with your hands)
I’ll go there with you
(Walk in place)
To pet a sweet lamb
(Pretend to pet a lamb)
And cuddle it, too!
(Pretend to hug a lamb)

The Higgy-Piggy
You put your right hoof in;
You put your right hoof out;
You put your right hoof in and
you shake it all about.
You do the Higgy-Piggy,
And you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about!

Other Verses:
You put your left hoof in….
You put your right hamhock (hip) in…
You put your left ham hock in….
You put your snout in….
You put your curly tail in…

The Rabbits (with hand movements)
A family of rabbits lived under a tree;
(close right hand and hide it under left arm)
A father, a mother, and babies three.
(Hold up thumb, then fingers in succession)
Sometimes the bunnies would sleep all day;
(Make fist)
But when night came, they liked to play.
(Wiggle fingers)
Out of the hole, they’d creep, creep, creep.
(Move fingers in a creeping motion)
While the birds in the trees were all asleep,
(Rest face on hands, place palms together)
Then the bunnies would scamper about and run…
(Wiggle fingers)
Uphill, downhill! Oh, what fun!
(Move fingers vigorously)
But when the mother said, “It’s time to rest,”
(Hold up middle finger)
Pop! They would hurry
(Clap hands after “pop”)
Right back to their nest!
(Hide hand under arm)

On The Farm (with hand movements)

Here is the piggy snout;
(Hold up thumb)
He’d better stop eating, or his tail will pop out!

Here is busy Mother Hen;
(Hold up pointer finger)
She likes to scratch for her chickens ten.

Here is patient, friendly cow;
(Hold up middle finger)
She’s eating hay from a big haymow.

Here is Baa-Baa, a wooly sheep;
(Hold up ring finger)
Her wool keeps me warm while I am asleep.

Here is funny, fuzzy cat;
(Hold up little finger)
She likes to chase a mouse or rat.
(Move fingers to imitate a running cat)

Five Little Chickens (with hand movements)
Five little chickens by the old barn door,
(Hold up five finger fingers)
One saw a beetle, and then there were four.
(Bend down one finger)
Four little chickens under a tree;
One saw a cricket, and then there were three.
(Bend down another finger)
Three little chickens looked for something new:
One saw a grasshopper; then there were two.
(Bend down another finger)
Two little chickens said, “Oh, what fun!”
One saw a ladybug; then there was one.
(Bend down another finger)
One little chicken began to run,
For he saw a katydid, then there were none!
(Bend down last finger)

Ten Fluffy Chickens (with hand movements)
Five eggs and five eggs,
(Hold up two hands)
That makes ten;
Sitting on top is the Mother Hen.
(Fold one hand over the other)
Crackle, crackle, crackle;
(Clap three times)
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
(Hold up 10 fingers)
As yellow as can be.

This Little Calf (with hand movements)
(Extend fingers, push each down in succession)
This little calf eats grass.
This little calf eats hay.
This little calf drinks water.
This little calf runs away.
This little calf does nothing
But just lies down all day.
(Rest last finger in palm of hand)

Look, Look, Look (with hand movements)
Look, look, look (shade eyes)
Three ducks in a brook. (Hold up three fingers)
One is white, and one is brown.
One is swimming upside down.
(Point to a finger each time)
Look, look, look
Three ducks in a brook. (Hold up three fingers)

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