July 2001 Song of the Month

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  Backyard Detective
Copyright 2001 Nancy Stewart
CLICK HERE to print detective coloring sheet
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Use the Backyard Detective coloring activity sheet and have children find the animals as they are sung in the song.

Variation 1. Sing the song, then go around the circle of children and have each child name a backyard animal.

Variation 2. Place some backyard animals in a bag or box ( they can be felt, plastic, stuffed, or anything else you have in your collection). Pass the bag around the circle, sing the song, and have children take turns pulling an animal out of the bag. Mix it up by putting a few animals that arenít found in a backyard (like a dinosaur, or an elephant).

Use your imagination and the song for a jumping off place for your own backyard activities!


Backyard Detective

You can be a backyard detective,
How many animals do you see?
Look down on the ground, up in the sky,
Under a rock or out in a tree.