On the Farm

To the Farm

Horses, donkeys, cows that moo,
Chickens, kittens, piglets too,
Fish that swim down in the pond,
Ducklings quacking all day long.
All these animals you can see
If you go to the farm with me.

All Around the Barnyard

All around the barnyard
The animals are fast asleep.
Sleeping cows and horses,
Sleeping pigs and sheep.

Here comes the cocky rooster
To sound his daily alarm.
Wake up sleepy farm!”


Little hen
feathered and red
pecking round for scraps of bread.

Little goat
fierce and white
thinks his rope is much too tight.

Little calf
soft and shy
peeking out with one brown eye.

Little cat
black and lean
crouching so he won’t be seen.

Little pig
muddy and stout
trying hard to wriggle out.

Gail Gregory

Farmer McDonald

Old McDonald had a goat,
It ate his winter overcoat.

Old McDonald had a sheep,
It ate his big, red, four-wheeled jeep.

Old McDonald had a cat,
It ate his furry, winter hat.

Old McDonald had a goose,
It ate his can of apple juice.

Old McDonald had a duck,
It ate his new, green, pick-up truck.

Old McDonald had a cow,
It ate ten bags of puppy chow.

Old McDonald had a horse,
It ate his rubber boots, of course.

Old McDonald had a pig,
It ate his sister’s brand-new wig.

Old McDonald had a dog,
It ate the farmer’s catalogue.

Here is the Barn

Here is the barn
(form a roof shape with your hands)
Where I like to go
(Walk in place)
It’s as tall as a tree
(Point up overhead)
And cozy, you know
(Hug body with arms)
Here is the barn,
(Make a roof shape with your hands)
I’ll go there with you
(Walk in place)
To pet a sweet lamb
(Pretend to pet a lamb)
And cuddle it, too!
(Pretend to hug a lamb)

Barnyard Gate

Had a little rooster by the barnyard gate,
That little rooster was my playmate,
That little rooster went cock-a-doodle-doo,
Dee doodle dee doodle dee doodle dee doo.

Had a little cat by the barnyard gate,
That little cat was my playmate,
That little cat went meow, meow, meow,
That little rooster went cock-a -doodle -doo,
Dee doodle dee doodle dee doodle dee doo.

Other Verses:
….dog went arf, arf, arf….
….duck went quack, quack, quack….
….pig went oink, oink, oink….
….sheep went baa, baa, baa….
….cow went moo, moo, moo….
….horse went neigh, neigh, neigh….

Five Friendly Farmers

Five friendly farmers
Wake up with the sun,
For it is early morning
And the chores must be done.
The first friendly farmer
Goes to milk the cow.
The second friendly farmer
Thought he’d better plow.
The third friendly farmer
Feeds the hungry hens.
The fourth friendly farmer
Puts the piggies in their pens.
The fifth friendly farmer
Picks the ripe corn.
And waves to the neighbor
When he blows his horn.
When the work is finished
And the evening sky is red
Five tired farmers
Tumble into bed!

The Farmer

Sun is coming up
Farmer’s out the door,
He will go to milk the cows,
And start his daily chores.
Sun is going down
Horse is in the stable,
All the fields are planted now,
Supper’s on the table.

The Scarecrow

Scarecrow standing in the field
On a bright and sunny day,
Don’t forget to do your job.
Scare the hungry crows away!


Known for its feather and wings and legs,
The chicken lays eggs and eggs and eggs!
Known for the comb atop its crown,
The chicken lays eggs of white and brown.
Known for its strut when taking a walk,
The chicken lays eggs! Ba-a-awk! Ba-a-awk!

Meish Goldish

The Chickens

Said the first little chicken,
With a strange little squirm,
“I wish I could find
A fat little worm.”

Said the next little chicken,
With an odd little shrug:
“I wish I could find
A fat little bug.”

Said a third little chicken,
With a small sigh of grief,
“I wish I could find
A green little leaf!”

Said the fourth little chicken,
With a faint little moan,
“I wish I could find
A wee gravel stone.”

“Now, see here!” said the mother,
From the green garden patch,
“If you want any breakfast,
Just come here and scratch!”

The farm is in a flurry.
The rooster caught the flu.
His cock-a-doodle-doo
Has changed to cock-a doodle-choo!


How come a cow
Never says “Ow!”
Whenever there’s milking to do?
It doesn’t say “Ow!”
For it pleases the cow,
So instead, the cow says “Moo!”

Purple Cow

I have never seen a purple cow
I never hope to see one
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’d rather see, than be one.

Gelett Burgess


Duck in the water, quack, quack, quack!
Soft, white feathers on your back, back, back!
Duck in the water, splash and splish!
Dip in your bill and catch those fish!

Duck out of water, walk on land.
Your webbed feet make it hard to stand!
Waddle with your family, waddle in a pack.
Duck out of water, quack, quack, quack!

Meish Goldish


What bearded animal helps on the farm?
The goat!
What friendly creature is loaded with charm?
The goat!
Who can produce both milk and wool?
The goat!
Who grows long horns like a bull?
The goat!
What creature can mow your lawn,
Eating the grass until it’s gone?
What animal can you always count on?
The goat!

Meish Goldish


Who gallops swiftly down the lane,
Slowing to a trot when I pull the rein?
Who has a pony tail and a mane?
Of course – it’s my horse!

Who loves to jump and leap and bound,
Stomping its hooves upon the ground?
Who likes to play and horse around?
Of course – it’s my horse!

Who nibbles oats and piles of hay?
Who has a stable where to stay?
Who likes to whinny and just say “Neigh”?
Of course – it’s my horse!

Meish Goldish


Cross a donkey
with a horse
And you’ll end up with a mule,
Of course!

Meish Goldish

The Higgy-Piggy

You put your right hoof in;
You put your right hoof out;
You put your right hoof in and
you shake it all about.
You do the Higgy-Piggy,
And you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about!

Other Verses:
You put your left hoof in….
You put your right ham hock (hip) in…
You put your left ham hock in….
You put your snout in….
You put your curly tail in…


Behold the pig!
It’s very big!
Its color pink
Is nice, I think!
Its tail’s a beaut,
So curly cute!
And on the farm,
It oinks with charm!

Meish Goldish


“It is time for my piggies to go to bed,”
The nice, big, fat mother pig said.
“So I will count them first to see
If they have all come back to me.
One little piggie, two little piggies,
Three little piggies dear.
Four little piggies, five little piggies.
Yes, they are all here!
Why, they are the cutest piggies alive.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5!”

by Maude Burnham


Sheep are rather bashful,
Sheep are rather shy.
I asked a sheep the reason
but it wouldn’t say why.

Meish Goldish

The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word…
And that is


Let’s talk turkey!
What a walk it’s got!
Strut about, strut about,
Do the turkey trot!

Let’s talk turkey,
What a shaky wobble!
Strut about, strut about,
Gobble, gobble, gobble!

Meish Goldish