While "Punk Farm on Tour" was a remake of "The Wheels on the Bus", this book is an updated version of "Old MacDonald", written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. In the story, we meet the band as a innoculous group of farm animals, but when Farmer Joe goes back to the farmhouse for the evening...look out! These animals are ready to rock a packed house in the barn!
Here are some of my ideas for incorporating the book in music classes for young children:
- Cow/drum set
- Pig/electric guitar
- The book is also a good opportunity to discuss timbre of the musical instruments and discuss which instrument family each belongs in.
- As incentive for good behavior during the reading of the book, I choose 5 students to be the "band", and perform "air guitar, air drums, and air keyboards" while we review singing the song.