This guide is for parents or teachers to expand on the picture book Down by the Barn by Will Hillenbrand. It contains pre-reading questions, my farm brainstorming/story activity, make a shoebox tractor activity, create a farm animal activity, butterscotch haystacks snack, printable animal counting card cutouts, printable maze, printable coloring sheets and drawing activity.
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“Fifteen years after his Down by the Station, Hillenbrand offers a cheerful companion book that transplants the familiar nursery rhyme to a rural setting.” —Publishers Weekly
Down by the barn, early in the morning, a farmer drives his tractor, stopping along the way to pick up a calf, then a chick, then a pig. The group of animals grows and grows until at last they reach their destination...and find a surprise. Charming illustrations and rhythmic text filled with sound words make this the perfect read-aloud for young children.