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Little Boy Blue is a wonderful
nursery rhyme to introduce various themes and learning skills.
Little Boy Blue is a young farmer or shepherd that falls
asleep in the hay. We can present a very important community
helper: the farmer or a shepherd theme. The craft below
will provide shapes practice and focusing on the color
The rhyme also mentions two farm animals: the cow
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1. Letter F is for Farmer and information about the
Farmer as a Community Helper
2. Digraph Sh > Sh is for
Shepherd and Sheep
Activity #2 Little Boy Blue
Nursery Rhyme Rebus & Music
* Print, read and sing the
nursery rhyme rebus color poster with rebus text in color and
and white coloring page format so children can follow and read
the images along with you. Make sure child understands the meaning
of all the words. Identify colors in the
picture. Here is the music
*Ask the children if they know what type of work does Little Boy Blue
is supposed to do when he is not asleep in the hay.
*Could he be working in a farm?
*Identify the animals mentioned: sheep and cow.
*What could the cow be doing in the corn?
*Why does Little Boy Blue need a horn?
Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets,
stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.
*Try to dress in something blue for this activity (such as blue
overalls, or blue jeans).
*Tell the children they will make a fun Little Boy Blue Craft sleeping in
Activity #3: Easy Shapes Little Boy Blue Craft
Present this educational craft of a farmer Little Boy Blue
sleeping on the hay. It is composed of entirely of shapes.
Additional Activities: A Farmer Coloring Book
Make a selection of coloring pages to assemble a coloring book about
the farm and farm animals with cover page.
Animals and Farm Related Coloring Pages
Print or read from the screen
*Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme:
*Little Boy Blue
Boy Blue Poster PDF Format
Little Boy Blue Craft
* white paper or card stock
*Try to dress in something blue
today - both educator and children.