There are a ton of farm themed books out there and books are a great way for students to connect story and sound. Picture books can be used in a variety of ways in Music class. Soundscapes using non-pitched and/or pitched percussion can set the mood of a story, an instrument sound or motif can be used to represent a different character in the story, an instrument can be used to portray a sound effect, and the list of possibilities goes on. Some books can act as a framework for movement exercises and some can even lend themselves to vocal warm-ups.
Below are some great books to use as a focus of individual lessons or within a farm unit for your primary classes!