Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cowboys and Cowgirls











 Cowboys and Cowgirls Theme

 

 READ: Books
Cowboy Small By Lois Lenski
Let's Sing a Lullaby With Brave Cowboy By Jan Thomas
Are You a Horse? By Andy Rash
Lasso the Moon By Trish Holland
B is for Buckaroo: A Cowboy Alphabet By Gleaves Whitney (K-2)

Cowboys and Cowgirls: Yippee Yay By Gail Gibbons (K-2)
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella By Susan Lowell
Moo Cow Kaboom By Thatcher Hurd


Cowboy Camp By Tami Sauer
Armadillo Rodeo By Jan Brett
Rodeo Red By Maripat Perkins
The Gingerbread Cowboy By Janet Squires

Every Cowgirl Needs A Horse By  Rebecca Janni
Every Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo By Rebecca Janni
Little Red Cowboy Hat By Susan Lowell
Sixteen Cows By Lisa Wheeler
Cowgirl Rosie and her Five Little Bison By Stephen Gulbis
 Giddy Up, Cowgirl By Jarrett Krosoczka

Giddy Up Daddy By Todd Cummings
Giddy Up Let's Ride By Flora
McDonnell  
Clip Clop By Nicola Smee





SONGS/ RHYMES: 

FINGERPLAY: Ten Little Cowboys
Ten little cowboys standing in a row ( hold up 10 fingers)

When they see the pretty cowgirl,
They bow just so ( bend fingers down)
They ride to the left (hands move left)
And they ride to the right (move hands to right)
And then they shut their eyes (close eyes & hands)
And sleep all night. (put cheek on hands)

Credit: Storyshare & Sunflower Storytime
ACTION SONG: I’m a Little Cowboy or Cowgirl
I’m a little cowboy.
Here is my hat.
Here are my boots,
And here are my chaps.
When I get up,
I work all day,
Get on my horse
And ride away!

*tune of I’m a Little Teapot
Credit: List My 5 – website & Sunflower Storytime 
 
This is the Way the Lady Rides
This is the way the lady rides, the lady rides, the lady rides.
This is the way the lady rides, on her way to t
own.(Gentleman rides, Doctor rides
 Cowboy rides)  Credit Falling Flannel Boards.files.wordpress

If You’re a Cowboy and You Know It
If you’re a cowboy and you know it, shout “yee
haw” (YEE
HAW!)
If you’re a cowboy and you know it, shout “yee
haw” (YEE
HAW!)
If you’re a cowboy and you know it, the
n your face will surely show it.
If you’re a cowboy and you know it, shout “yee
haw” (YEE
HAW!)
If you’re a horse...say “neigh”
If you’re a cow...say “moo”
Credit Falling flannelboards.files. wordpress 

Then, we sang “I’ve Been Riding On the Range” which I found on the CCPL website. Credit Liblove.wordpress
(To the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)
I’ve been riding on the range,
All the livelong day.
I’ve been riding on the range,
Herding doggies on their way.
Can’t you hear the cowboys shouting,
“Yippy-oh-ky-yay!”
Can’t you hear the cowboys shouting,
“Doggies move this way!”

CRAFT/ EXPLORE/ PLAY:

Cowgirl Charms Coloring Page 

Free Western Bingo Game Printable 

Catus Template

Cowboy unit Preschool Printables FREE 

Cucumber Cactus Craft  


Paper Bag Vests
Materials needed:  large grocery paper bags, scissors, items to decorate with (paint, arts/crafts supplies, glue).
In advance, prepare the bags:
Open the bag.  Cut a the bottom out.  Cut bag open by cutting from the opening to the bottom on one side. Cut armholes.
The opening will be the front.
The children decorate their vests! Credit Preschool Plan it

Lasso Art
Materials needed:  Different pieces of robe and string of varying thicknesses, paint, shallow trays, paper.
The children drag the rope or string through paint and then drag on their paper. Credit Preschool Plan it


1 comment:

  1. Love this theme! "If you are a cowboy and you know it" is the cutest! -Elizabeth

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