I used to read the Lil Divas this story every single night when they were babies and into toddlerhood. I could recite it by heart and as the girls got older they could "read" along with me as well.
I was excited to re-visit the story with the Lil Divas and have some fun with farm animals.
Craft: Big Red Barn & Handprint Farm Animals
What You Need:
(we taped two pieces together to make a larger sheet)
red, green, brown, yellow & blue paint
black & orange permanent markers
What You Do:
1. Draw a big red barn onto the white paper.
2. Add grass if desired.
3. Make Handprint Farm Animals:
- to make a handprint horse paint hand brown
and press onto paper with fingers pointing downward.
Add mane, tail, eye and mouth using black permanent marker.
- to make handprint duck paint hand yellow
and press sideways with thumb pointed upwards.
Use sideways thumbprint to make head.
Add beak and feet using orange permanent marker.
Add eye using black permanent marker or wiggly eye.
- to make a handprint lamb/sheep paint hand black
and press onto paper with fingers downward.
Add cotton balls to palm to make wool & add wiggly eye.
Add scenery as desired in any remaining space
- trees, sun, etc.
The Lil Divas & I had a great time with this lil project!
What is your favorite farm book? Have you read The Big Red Barn?