Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter F > F is for Farmer

Consonant Digraph Sh Shepherd

Animals > Farm > Cow and Sheep

Colors > Blue
Community Helpers > Farmer | Shepherd

CraftsShapes > Easy Shapes Little Boy Blue Farmer or Shepherd

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

Nursery Rhymes > Music

 

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 blue.

The rhyme also mentions two farm animals: the cow and sheep.  Visit related activities for crafts and activities related to these animals.
 
Activity 1: Letter F is for Farmer or Digraph Sh > Sh is for Shepherd as commnunity helpers.

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 distribute black and white coloring page 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 and animation @ Appuseries YouTube channel, enjoy!

Possible discussion:
*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?

Note:  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 the hay. 


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.
Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme

Color poster

Coloring page
with text | no text

Easy Shapes
Little Boy Blue Craft

* white paper or card stock
* scissors
* glue
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Dress in something blue today - both educator and children.
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