Barnyard Chronicles

What’s it like growing up on a farm? How long does it take for milk to go from cow to grocery store? Where does bacon come from? Where does ice cream come from?

If you want your students to know the answers to these questions and more, you’ve reached the right place. The educational resources below teach elementary school students about farm life from a unique perspective: the animals’ point of view. These materials are all about bringing agriculture and food production into the classroom in an entertaining and educational way.

At the end of each book, you will find classroom activities for social studies, health, art, language arts and math.

Volume IV is NEW. Fill out the form below to request FREE Volume IV books for your classroom or next ag event. Before you download or request your free books, click on the images below to read them today.

Barnyard Chronicles Books:

Tails from the Inside


Volume I: Charlie's Rescue - Starring "Albert The Pig"

Take a tour inside of a pig farm, where you’ll learn about how pigs are cared for from the minute they're born, what they eat and why they're important to us.


Volume II: Community Day - Starring "Lucy The Chicken"

Experience a day in the life of a chicken. Learn what happens in a hatchery, what different egg grades mean and how chickens are raised.


Volume III: Game Show - Starring "Clarabelle The Cow"

"Life’s a beach." Did you know that some cows sleep on sand to make them more comfortable? Others even sleep on water beds. Learn more about dairy cows and how Indiana families take care of them every day.


Volume IV: The Scavenger Hunt - Starring "Albert The Pig" And "Lucy The Chicken"

Volume IV takes students through a variety of scavenger hunts. Follow along as Lucy and Albert learn about modern farming technology and identify items made from corn and soybeans.

Activities And Lesson Plans

Click on the links below to download additional lesson plans and activities for your classroom.

Watch The Videos For Volumes I - III Below.

cartoon red barn with blue sky and green grass background. click this image to play a video

cartoon animal market with pigs, ducks, chicken, and cows in a small shop. click to play this video

four pigs raising arms indicating winning a game with wheel spin in background

These materials are paid for by Indiana farmer checkoff dollars, and therefore only Indiana requests will be filled. Thank you for understanding. Please allow 4 weeks for processing and delivery. We cannot guarantee on-time delivery if requests are made without sufficient lead time. PLEASE NOTE: Brand New Books are in development and will be available on May 1, 2019. We do not have enough supply of the old books to fulfill requests from now until May 1 and will not be ordering more old books. Thanks for your patience! Please email beanteam@indianasoybean.com or call 317-644-2791 with any questions.

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(ex: 4th graders, Kindergarten, elementary school students)

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