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Mary Had A Little Lamb
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Activity > Mary Had A Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme Activities
Print, or read directly from the screen, and sing from
nursery rhyme poster. Here is an external link
to background music and lyrics.
page version also available and a nice take home activity for
child care or preschool. Make sure child understands the meaning
of all the words. Point to the rhyming words. Identify colors in the
Tell the children they are going to make a special craft about Mary
and her lamb. Choose one of the crafts of your choice
below. The Handprint Lamb is very easy for young children 18+
plus to 3 years old. The stand-up display is more challenging
for children 4+ and older.
Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets,
stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.
Activity > Craft - Mary Had A Little Lamb Stand-up
Display (Ages 3+)
Printing and assembly options:
The craft is available in color or black line format to color and
decorate. Print on sturdy paper (card stock) and if using the black &
white version you may be able to print template 1 directly on blue
paper for an instant blue sky background.
Assembling the craft:
1. School assembly: The school can be assembled with
6 (six) craft sticks (lollipop sticks) or cut strips of paper
instead. Have the children glue the sticks in vertical
position on a piece of paper (refer to illustration). Children
can now paint or use markers with red, or other color of their
choice to paint the sticks. While these are drying proceed
with the next steps. After the craft stick house is dry, cut
out excess paper around.
2. Have children color the images in template 2 if applicable.
2. Cut out all pieces in template #2. Have children
glue the craft stick school section first and then they can proceed
with the rest of the background elements: roof, door,
school sign and cloud.
3. While children are doing step #2 adults can help
assemble the stand-up figures - cut around the solid lines and
fold on dotted lines to form a triangular tent. Use a piece of
tape or glue small flaps just where they meet to stand up.
4. Fold template 1 (stand-up display) along the dotted area to
form an L shape. Glue a toilet paper tube or similar object to
the back for support.
5. Children can now
place the stand-up figure in front or glue to the base.
6. Children now can sing the rhyme again and use the
display and figure to role play.
Activity > Lamb
Visit the lamb crafts or try this easy handprint lamb craft.
This is a super easy craft that the youngest child can help with and
makes a beautiful keepsake.
1. Trace hand and cut-out, or make a hand paint print.
Trace on black, pink or any color of your choice.
2. Depending on the size of hand use the template. If it
is a small toddler hand (template will be too big) -
have them glue cotton balls directly on the palm area and draw eyes
and mouth on the thumb area.
3. For older toddlers, print the template and have the
children fill the body template with cotton balls and color the face
4. Children can now glue the body to the palm area and then
the head on the thumb area.
5. Optional: Tape a ribbon or string to the back for a
nice ornament -- and/or write a message in the back (age and
Activity > Alphabet Letter L
Review and present the alphabet materials that you would like to use for
addressing letter L.
Discuss some simple facts about a lamb --
is a baby
A female lamb is called an ewe. Discuss some products derived
from the lamb: wool for example. Where does a lamb
live? A farm. What sound does the lamb make? BAA, BAA.
Activity > Coloring page activities
*Mary Had A
Little Lamb - No text
lamb and sheep coloring pages:
Color and decorate
with cotton balls - cut out and make a hand puppet with a craft
Activity #5: Online Puzzle: Back
to School and Mary had a Little Lamb Theme
Six piece online puzzle, click on the shape button to
increase number of pieces.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
color poster w/text
coloring page *w/text
Related nursery rhyme: Baa,
Baa, Black Sheep
Lamb coloring pages
* white paper or card stock
*something color and/or paint with
*6 craft sticks for each child (lollypop sticks)
*toilet paper tube