Our story was Daisy Comes Home, by Jan Brett. A longish (but well worth it!) story, but the kids were great and sat quietly through the whole thing.
Then we played a game of pass-the-egg. The kids all sat in a circle, and each child had a spoon. I sent several plastic eggs around the circle, the kids had to pass them to each other spoon-to-spoon. Great for working on hand-eye coordination! And funny, too.
Our craft -- these adorable little pom-pom chicks hatching out of colorful eggs.
After the craft we played a game of "What time is it, Mrs. Fox?", where the kids were all chickens and I was the fox, and they asked me what time it was. I told them a time (ex: 2 o'clock) and they would take that number of steps towards me (2 steps in this example). Although occasionally, they would ask what time it was and I would say "lunch time!" and they would run screaming from me as I chased and tried to "catch" them. Then the kids took turns being the fox. BIG HIT!
We finished up with a coloring sheet featuring barnyard poultry. (As you can see, Zoo Boy doesn't much believe in the whole coloring-within-the-lines philosophy.)
Next week, another exciting barnyard creature! Stay tuned!