pre-k story time billings farm and museum

Wednesdays in May 
Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM 
Per Session Price:  $12/child + one adult, $10/member child + one adult Registration opens April 3. 

This program is designed for preschool aged children (3-5) and an adult companion. Each week will include a different theme that connects the stories with crafts and farm activities.  A snack is included.
One adult admitted free with paid child. Adult attendance required. Guests who want to visit site after must purchase admission.
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May Pre-K Story Time Dates

May 3rd  

Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool
by Teri Sloat

It’s spring, which means it’s time for Farmer Brown’s sheep to get their yearly haircuts. At first, the sheep worry they will be chilly without their wool, but Farmer Brown has a plan! Join us for a visit to meet our own flock of newly shorn sheep and feel the softness of their wool. Then we’ll make a sheep-themed craft and enjoy a snack together. 

May 10th  

by Jesse Haas

Haying season is an important time of the year on Gramp’s farm! With the help of his horses, Gramp cuts and prepares the hay—but a raincloud in the sky threatens all of his plans! Can Nora and her Gramp hurry to get the hay into the barn before the storm? After reading the story, we’ll meet the farm’s own working horses in the pasture, followed by a horse craft and snack. 

May 17th  

Click, Clack, Moo! Cows That Type
by Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown’s cows like to type. All day long he hears: Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down. This hilarious story will be followed by a visit to the barn to meet our calves, a cow-themed craft and a snack.  

May 23rd  

Little Chick
by Amy Hest

Little Chick may be a good and patient gardener, as Old-Auntie observes, but what if you simply can’t wait for your carrot to grow tall? What if you skip like a pro but still can’t lift your kite in the air? Or if you’re a really good stretcher but can’t reach your favorite star? With affection and humor, Amy Hest offers three vignettes about a curious chick and a loving auntie who knows how to soften disappointments by keeping the spark of wonder alive. The story will be followed by a visit to the farm’s chicken coop, a chick- themed craft, and a snack. 

May 31st  

Oh Say Can You Seed? 
by Dr. Seuss

Get ready to bloom and learn all about flowers and plants with the Cat in the Hat–a perfect read for aspiring gardeners on Earth Day and every day! With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 – the Cat in the Hat explores the world of plants and teaches us about the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and seed dispersal. The story will be followed by a visit to Billings Farmstead Gardens, a garden-themed craft, and a snack.