Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme
Farmer Craft Community Helpers
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet >
Letter F > F is for Farmer
Digraph Sh > Sh is for Shepherd

Animals > Farm > Cow and Sheep

Colors > Blue

Community Helpers > Farmer or Shepherd

CraftsShapes > Easy Shapes Little Boy Blue Farmer or Shepherd

Holidays & Events >
* Oct 2nd is World Farm Animals Day
* Oct 12th is Farmer's Day  
* Nov > Thanksgiving (Harvest Theme)

This craft is to introduce the farmer or the shepherd.

The craft features a young farmer or shepherd in blue overalls asleep in the hay to tie in with the nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue.

The craft provides shapes practice and focusing on the color blue.

Activity 1 > Alphabet > Community Helpers > F is for Farmer or Consonant Digraph is for Shepherd includes information of these two community helper and related activities.
Alternative:  Present

Activity 2 >
Nursery Rhyme > Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme Rebus and Music

*This craft is good opportunity to review the topic of the farmer or shephard as a community helper.

* Discuss that Little Boy Blue is a young farmer (a boy), and further discuss a farmer's responsibilities and how important they are to the community and the world at large.
 
*Tell the children they will make a fun Little Boy Blue sleeping in the hay. 

Activity 3 > Easy Shapes Little Boy Blue Craft | Farmer or Shepherd

In this activity children will have fun practicing shapes: circle (face), oval (the hay template), squares (body)  and rectangle (legs and arms).

Print the templates in your choice of color or black and white in the materials column.
Templates:  Color (if applicable) and cut the pieces for Little Boy Blue and cut through the dividing line to separate the outline.

Ask and help child to identify the shapes   Talk about the different shades of blue.

Encourage child to glue the template pieces to the body outline template.

When Little Boy Blue is assembled cut around and then glue Little Boy Blue to "sleep" over the hay mat template (suggest to color the mat in different shades of yellow & brown).  You can also have the children glue some real hay, or cut-up raffia, construction paper in a coordinating color to the hay mat first and then glue Little Boy Blue on top (beige, brown).

There is a small marking on the hay mat marking to use a hole punch to insert a piece of yarn, string or raffia to hang as a decoration.

To reinforce, read and sing the rhyme at least once a day during the week using the rhyme poster and finished craft.

Place the finished craft in a place of honor at child's eye level.

Farm Animals and Farm Theme Coloring Pages > choose a selection to assemble a coloring book with available book covers.

Little Boy Blue Shapes Craft
Farmer or Shepherd

illustration only templates below

Templates 
Color 1 & 2

Black & White 1 & 2

* white paper or card stock
* scissors
* glue

Dress in something blue today - both educator and children.

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