Sheep!

Submitted By

Ann P
Tomball
Theme:
  1. Animals & Birds
Audience:
PreSchool

Story Books

  1. No Sleep for the Sheep
    • Karen Beaumont
    A sheep wants nothing but to go to sleep in the big red barn on the farm, but each time he closes his eyes, another animal moos, neighs or peeps to come in.
  2. The Lamb-a-Roo
    • Diane Kimpton
    When motherless lamb and childless kangaroo find and adopt each other, they come to realize that their awkward differences are not nearly as important as their love for each other. 
  3. Marvin Wanted More
    • Joseph Theobold
    Marvin is not a happy sheep.  All the other sheep are bigger than him and can jump higher.  Marvin decides to do something about it - he eats and eats and eats.  

Story Songs

  1. 5 Fluffy Sheep

    Hold up 5 fingers to start:  5 white and fluffy sheep in the pasture fast asleep (pretend to sleep).  Their wool kept them cozy all night long (hug yourself).  The Farmer slipped away with 1 and sheared the wool 'til he was done (make a shearing motion with your arms).  Now there are 4 fluffy sheep (hold up 4 fingers).  Count down and end with "now there are no more sheep"!

  2. Mary Had a Little Lamb

    Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.  Mary had a little lamb it's fleece was white as snow.  BU‚ÄčT, Mary had other little lambs too! Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.  Mary had a little lamb, it's fleece was the color _______ (hold up the different colored sheep 1 at a time and have the kids guess the color) 

  3. Old MacDonald Had a Farm

    I used the following stuffed animals:  cow, duck, dog, horse and sheep.  Lots of fun to sing with the puppets!

Craft: 

I printed out a simple sheep template (any template is fine to use).  I used patterned scrapbook paper and coordinated it with a solid color construction paper for the body and wool.  I also printed and cut out a hair bow and baseball cap so the kids could choose 1 for their sheep to wear.  Each child attached a popsicle stick so it was easy to hold their craft.

Notes: 

I start out with a welcome song and then the kids come up and get rhythm sticks (we do 3 songs) .  I read 3 books with a lot of songs, fingerplays and movement activities in between each.  I end with parachute play and a craft.

Other: 

For "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", I had all the farm animal puppets. For "Mary Had a Little Lamb" I printed out different colors of sheep and made it a guessing game (lyrics below).