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Fun on the Farm Unit Study (Poppins Book Nook)

Leah Courtney
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This month's Poppins Book Nook book club is all about farms. My younger girls (who are my usual book club participants) are a little too old to enjoy farm themed stories. But, I've still rounded up some fun farm themed books and activities. And make sure you check out the other cohosts and their great books this month. Also, as usual, there is a lapbook printables pack for the month from our host at Enchanted Homeschooling Moms. And there is a giveaway at the end of the post. So enjoy some farm themed fun with your kids this month.

Farm themed books

Preschool and Kindergarten-

Moo, Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton. Her books are always some of our very favorites with cute sing song rhymes and funny illustrations.
Big, Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. Any of Margaret Wise Brown's children's books draw me in with sweet words and illustrations.
Peek -a-Moo by Maria Torres Cimarusti. This is a very cute lift-the-flap book. My children wanted it read over and over and over and... until the flaps in ours had been taped and retaped.
Does a Cow Say Book by Judy Hindley. All little people love animal sounds books. This is a cute and fun animal sounds rendition.
Barn Dance by Pat Hutchins. I love the Pat Hutchins' books with cute stories and illustrations. This one will be a hit with your little people.
Farmyard Tales by Heather Amery and Stephen Cartwright (Usborne). From waaay back when my I sold Usborne books, we all loved Farmyard Tales. These are sweet stories about adventures on the farm with cute pictures to go along.


Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. This book and several others by the author all feature the barn yard characters in funny situations. They've always been some family favorites.
Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearsons. This is another animal sounds book with a little twist that slightly older kids will enjoy.
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon. Can you imagine a duck on a bicycle? Your kids will think it funny as well.
The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato. Any child with siblings will probably appreciate the funny twist to this story about older sisters making the younger feel a little left out.
James Herriot's Treasury for Children by James Herriot. Herriot was an English veterinarian, and his stories have long been loved by young and old alike. This is a collection specifically for children. I love this one (as well as his longer books with stories about his vet practice.)

Chapter Books-

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. I love this story (and the movie that goes along). It's a gentle story that younger readers can enjoy as a read aloud or reading independently.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This is another gentle story that would make for a fun read aloud.
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. and Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Of course all of the classic Little House books are wonderful, and I love them. But these are probably the most "farm" themed of the set.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. This is a classic and one I read to my girls not long ago. There are several movie versions that are also pretty good and are accurate to the book.

Farm Themed Activities

This site has a free printable set to make an animal sounds game for little ones.
I love the paper plate pig craft on this site.
This very cute sheep craft is simple enough for little people to make.
In this nice tutorial you can learn how to make your own barn with materials around the house.
This site has a great free farm printable pack for preschoolers.
On this site you can find a free P is for Pig preschool pack with upper and lower case letter matching, pig and corn counting cards, and a word families game.

Farm Themed Unit Studies and Lapbooks

Homeschool Share has a free unit study pack for the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Learning About Farm Animals from A Journey Through Learning- This is a complete lapbooking set for $8.00 as an instant download
Hands of a Child has several farm lapbooking resources, including this Farming and Ranching project pack for 9th-12th graders and the Down on the Farm pack for K-2nd grade.

And now for this month's lapbook pack and giveaway:

Jill at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom has a great farm themed lapbook pack for this month's book club.

And this month's giveaway:

Down on the Farm Bundle Giveaway! Swing your partner round and round and come on down to the farm this month with the Poppins Book Nook! Every month this group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Down on the Farm Bundle. The winner will enjoy two fun farm themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Farming storybook by author Gail Gibbons and Safari Ltd Farm Babies TOOB. Let the farm themed learning fun begin!

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}. Just enter the PromoSimple below to win:

My Joy-Filled Life

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


  1. Love this! My little one LOVES animals. He would love this. Thank you for sharing! Visiting from the Mom 2 Mom Link Up :)

    1. They are very cute! Thank you for entering.

  2. moo baa la la la is my 1yo's favorite!!

    1. We have a whole CD of Sandra Boynton's songs set to music. It's so cute!

  3. Neat contest, my boy too old for this as well though. :)

    1. I know. It almost makes me wish they were that little again. :-)

  4. I love farm themes! Fun post and giveaway.

  5. This is a great resource for farm themed learning!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!


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