Monday, March 5, 2012

Baa - Sheep! - A Storytime Outline

What is one of the most adorable animals in the world? Don't know? Another hint... it's says "baaaaaa!". Sheep and lambs, that's what! I love them (can't you tell?)! The children were a little sleepy, but they still liked the program!

T = Toddler Storytime
P = Preschool Storytime

BOOKS
Where is the Green Sheep? written by Mem Fox and illus. by Judy Horacek (T)
As I've said before, I love this book!

Sheep Blast Off! written by Nancy Shaw and illus. by Margot Apple (T)
Any of Shaw's books would do, but this is the most fun!

The Lamb Who Came to Dinner written by Steve Smallman and illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (P)
This was a fun read, especially if you get into the voices of the characters and make it as dramatic as you possibly can!

Russell the Sheep written and illus. by Rob Scotton (P)
Poor Russell can't sleep. As one little girl said, "He needs to count to ten" to go to sleep!

The Lamb-a-roo written by Diane Kimpton and illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (P)
So cute and good to express individuality. One mom related to me about she raised sheep as a young girl and a flock of sheep that could jump fences!

SONGS & RHYMES
Opening Rhyme: Open, Shut Them (T, P)
(follow actions)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap
Creep them, creep them up to your chin
Open your mouth wide, but don't put your fingers in!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a big clap
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.

Baa, Baa Black Sheep (T)
(clap or pat knee in rhythm)
Baa, baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy/girl
Who lives down the lane.

Mary Had a Little Lamb (T, P)
Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow.

Everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school (storytime!)one day,
School (storytime) one day, school (storytime)one day,
It followed her to school (storytime)one day
Which was against the rules (which was exciting to do!)

It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, Laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school (storytime!).

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow.

Five White and Fluffy Sheep (T, P) - I only did this for the preschoolers this time around.
(follow actions)
Five white and fluffy sheep (hold up five fingers)
In the pasture fast asleep (hands under head, lean over)
Their wool kept them cozy all night long (hug yourself)
Snore! Snore! (you guessed it! Snore!)
The farmer slipped way with one (hold up one finger)
And sheared the wool till he was done (clap)
Then there were four white fluffy sheep (hold up four fingers)
Baa! Baa! (baa!)

repeat, counting to one sheep

One white and fluffy sheep
In the pasture fast asleep
His wool kept him cozy all night long
Snore! Snore!
The farmer slipped way with him
And sheared the wool till he was done
Now all five sheep were white and fluffy no more
But rainbow cozy in sweater galore!
Baa Baa!
Source: Hubbard's Cupboard via Storytime Katie (I added in the last few lines for the fun sweater idea)

Five Little Sheep (P) - I didn't get to do this one, but it's a cute one!
tune: Five Little Ducks
Five little sheep on a warm spring day
Climbed the green, grassy hill and went to play.
Mama sheep warned them not to roam
But only four little sheep came home.

Repeat, counting down till there is no little sheeps

Lonely mama sheep on a warm spring day
Climbed the green, grassy hill looking far away
Mama sheep bleated Baa, Baa, Baa
And all five little sheep came home.
Source:  Strathcona County Library

Closing Rhyme: Touch Your Nose (T, P)
(follow actions)
Touch your nose
Touch your chin
That's the way this game begins
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you're going to sneeze!
Aaachooooo!
Touch your hair
Touch one ear
Touch your two red lips right here
Touch your elbow where it ends
And that's the way this touch game ends.

FLANNEL BOARD
Five White and Fluffy Sheep (P)
 This was a fun rhyme and it was the perfect opportunity to create a equally as fun flannel board. I made sheep that were wooly on one side and wool-less but wearing a snazzy sweater instead.

Five Little Sheep (P)
I would have use the wooly side of the sheep that I created for the Five White and Fluffy Sheep rhyme.

CRAFT
Wooly Sheep (T)
The toddlers got to paste a picture of a lamb to a bigger sheet of paper then put on fluffy cotton balls onto its body. Super simple and allows them to glue and color!

Sheep Bracelets (P)
I found this craft playing online and it's super cute! I made my example and discovered that it was big enough for me to wear as a bracelet... light bulb goes off! I didn't have enough cotton balls to do exactly like the one I found. So! Instead I made a heart shape to use as the feet and made another heart and cut it in half to make the ears. The cotton balls we did use we used to make the wooly head. Googly eyes added a fun element to it all too! Source: Free Kids Crafts.com.

PICTURES

Five White and Fluffy Sheep flannel board,
Created by Dorothy WP-CC, 2012

MORE BOOKS
Ten Little Lambs written by Alice B. McGinty and illus. by Melissa Sweet (T, P)
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool written by Teri Sloat and illus. by Nadone Bernard Westcott (P)
No More Blanket for Lambkin! written by Bernette Ford and illus. by Sam Williams (P)
Can't Sleep without Sheep written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (P)
Little Bo Peep's Library Books written and illus. by Cressida Cowell (P)

2 comments:

  1. I love the sheep with sweaters for the flannel board! Do they stick OK on a flannel board? Please give me tips for making them so they stick (seems like they may be heavy and wondering about the fabric)

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  2. Hi Elizabeth! That's a really good question. My sheep stayed on the board, but it's been quite awhile since I used them. I'm gonna check as soon as I can and will let you know more details! Thanks!

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