Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Instructions and Suggestions Materials
Alphabet > Letter F > F is for Farmer

or Consonant Digraph Sh

Animals > Farm > Cow and Sheep

Colors > Blue

Community Helpers > The Farmer

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


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 Select alphabet activity:

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 distribute black 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 and 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.

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.
Farm Animals and Farm Related Coloring Pages

Print or read from the screen 
*Little Boy Blue Nursery Rhyme: *Color poster

*Coloring page

*Little Boy Blue Coloring page (no text)

External Link:
*Little Boy Blue Poster PDF Format

Easy Shapes
Little Boy Blue Craft

* white paper or card stock
* scissors
* glue

*Try to dress in something blue today - both educator and children.

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