Activity > Mary Had A Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme Activities
Print, or read directly from the screen, and sing from
the nursery rhyme poster. Here is an external link
to background music and lyrics, and Appuseries YouTube above.
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. 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). When 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:
Activity > Alphabet Letter L
Review and present the alphabet materials that you would like to use for
addressing letter L.
- Little school assembly: The school can be assembled with
6 (six) craft sticks or 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.
- Have children color the images in template 2 if applicable.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Children can now
place the stand-up figure in front or glue to the base.
- Children now can sing the rhyme again and use the
display and figure to role play.
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 > Various
lamb and sheep coloring pages: Color, cut out and decorate
with cotton balls, make a hand puppet with a craft
Activity 5 > Online Jigsaw 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.
Color poster w/text
Related nursery rhyme:
Baa, Black Sheep
Had A Little Lamb Stand-up Display Craft
Black & White
Alphabet Printable Activities
* white paper or card stock
* something color with
* 6 craft sticks (lollipop sticks)
* toilet paper tube