Baa, Baa Black Sheep Nursery Rhyme
Crafts | Consonant Digraph Sh
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities and Suggestions Materials
Alphabet > Digraph Sh
*Sh is for Sheep or
*Sh is for Shepherd
*Letter Y > Y is for Yarn

> Farm Animals > Sheep

> Black

Nursery Rhymes
> Music >
Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Holidays and Events >
Sheep events

Seasons > Spring
Activity #1: Baa, Baa Black Sheep Nursery Rhyme and Music
* External to lyrics and music for Baa, baa Black Sheep song and lyrics link
Print, or read and sing the nursery rhyme from the screen, nursery rhyme coloring page.  Make sure child understands the meaning of all the words.  Point to the rhyming words.

Note:  Children under age 2 will also benefit greatly from singing, using puppets, stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.

Activity #2:  Sheep Crafts
Tell the children they are going to make a special Baa, Baa Black Sheep craft.  Choose one of the crafts of your choice below:

Craft #1: Heart Shapes Baa, Baa Black Sheep (ages 3+)
This craft is primarily assembled with heart shapes (except eyes).  Children will practice counting, sorting and sizing the templates.  Make sure to select the black and gray templates if printing color format.

Craft #2:  Handprint Sheep or Lamb
This craft is ideal for children ages 2 to 4 and it is a wonderful keepsake that incorporates their handprint.

Activity #3:  Consonant Digraph Sh digraph > Sheep or Shepherd:
Level:  Advanced K and First Grade Level
Review and/or present consonant digraph Sh.
Alternative > Y is for Yarn > the most common fiber to produce yarn is wool harvested from sheep.

Activity #4:  Science & Social Studies Learning about Sheep
Discuss some simple facts about sheep.

Activity #5:  Coloring Page Activities
Various sheep coloring pages
Select an image, and decorate with cotton balls - cut out and make a hand puppet with a craft stick or drinking straw.

Nursery Rhyme:
Coloring page *w/text

Related nursery rhyme activities featuring sheep or lamb:
*Little Boy Blue
*Mary Had  A Little Lamb

Baa, Baa Black Sheep Craft
Heart Shapes

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Craft

Handprint Sheep Craft
Color Black

Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft

Consonant Digraph Sh digraph > Sheep or Shepherd


Y is for Yarn

Sheep coloring pages

Other materials:
* white paper or card stock
* scissors
* glue
*materials to color or paint with

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