Storytime Theme: Cows


Books --

It Looked Like Spilled Milk
Cows in the Kitchen by June Crebbin
Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round by Teri Sloat illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
There's a Cow in the Road! by Reeve Lindbergh illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by doreen Cronin illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Cock-a-Doodle-Moo by Bernard Most
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin
Sakes Alive A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson
Moo Who? by Margie Palatini
Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows by Katy S Duffield

Story Extensions

  • Cow song to "The Wheels on the Bus"
    • The bell on the cow goes clang, clang, clang, tail goes swish, eyes go blink, and voice goes moo
  • Farm animals places and sounds

Arts and Crafts

Crazy Cow Crafts:
Milk Painting
Using compasses and rulers, draw circles and triangles on white paper to make ice cream cones. Add food coloring to sweetened condensed or evaporated milk to create paint. Spongepaint the circles and triangles,the will shine and drip--just like real ice cream! After the shapes dry, cut them out and assemble the ice cream cones. Make sure you don't use too much paint, because it will take longer to dry.

Cow Puppet
Paper lunch bag
Black paint
Circle shaped sponge
Construction paper or felt
*See folder for detailed instructions

TP Roll Cows

*Cow parts are available for other crafts that are unlisted in folder
*Random barn yard animals are also available in folder

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills