Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O! We all know this beloved children's classic! In this version written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Matthew Myers Old MacDonald has to come up with a way to "mow" his grass. This hilarious book is filled with rhyming skills, text connections, and opportunities to tie in a STEM activity! This is a perfect read aloud for Earth Day as well!
Below are some fun literacy activities to use with the book How Old MacDonald Got His Farm by Judy Sierra and Illustrated by Matthew Myers. These are perfect for students in grade preK-3! Also if you do not own the book I can't suggest it enough. If you would like to listen to it there are a couple good readings on Youtube!
Help Old MacDonald design a new farm. There is a planning page complete with an area to sketch your blueprint. If your child wants to simply draw his new farm there is an activity page where they can do that as well!
Practice vocabulary skills with this quick and easy vocabulary anchor chart. Let your child choose three of the words from the story and complete the chart!
E-I-E-I-O WORD SORT
A fun and interactive way to practice phonics skills all while using some of the words from the story. Your child will practice the ow/oa sound with this sorting activity. Simply cut out the words and sort them or you can sort them by writing as well! For bonus practice have your child choose some words and on the back use them in a sentence!
OINK, OINK! PAPER BAG CRAFT
Paper bag puppets are always fun to make! We made this one and then there is a writing extension that goes with it as well for the older children. If your child just wants to create the pig creativity and not make it a paper bag puppet they can do that as well! There is also a rhyming cut and paste included for the younger children to practice their rhyming skills!
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I hope that you have fun with these activities with your children or even student's in your classroom. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!