Stories & Crafts: All About Farms 1

Welcome to our digital Stories & Crafts for preschoolers. The storytime will include a story and a rhyme or fingerplay. This week’s theme is farms.

Make a Paper Plate Rooster


  • white paper plate
  • red and yellow paper (or white paper colored or painted red and yellow)
  • black paint, marker or crayon
  • glue
  • scissors


  • Trace child’s hand on red paper. Cut out the shape for them unless child is older (as mine is, as you can tell from the long fingers).
  • Glue red hand shape to top of paper plate to make the rooster’s comb. I put the glue on the side with the markings so they would not show.
  • Cut out a yellow triangle for the rooster’s beak. Glue it to the center of the plate.
  • Cut out a wattle shape from the red paper. I thought of it as shaped like a peanut shell. Glue it to one side of the beak.
  • For eyes, my child dipped her thumb in black paint and made two thumbprints. You could draw on the eyes with a marker or crayon instead.

Things to talk about

  • Name the parts of the rooster: eyes, beak, wattle and comb
  • Roosters are chickens. What other kinds of chickens are there?
  • Use your rooster to retell Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack!

I found this craft with other farm animal crafts made with handprints, footprints, or thumbprints.

More Fun

Farm-related Activites

Farm animal finger puppets

Farm activity pages

Farm coloring pages


Musical Storytime – Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook

Take a Field Trip to the Animal Farm

All Around the Farm by Jack Hartmann (directional words and spatial concepts)

The library has many ebooks and audiobooks available on OverDrive and Hoopla. Check out this list of digital books and videos specifically chosen to go with our All About Farms theme. Don’t forget to log your time for summer reading on Beanstack.

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Debbie is a youth services specialist on the Early Childhood team. Look for her on the Learn & Play Bus or hanging out with Baby Bookworms. Along with a passion for reading, Debbie enjoys puzzles, attending local dance and theater productions, gardening, and portrait photography.