Lamb Craft · Sheep · Heart Shape Preschool Printable Activity

Lamb Craft | Sheep | Heart Shape Preschool Printable Activity


  • printer
  • paper or card stock (or print directly to color paper for B&W template)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • coloring tools for black & white templates

The sheep and its young, the lamb is a favorite farm animal. It is also an opportunity to discuss the shepherd who takes care of the sheep.

Young children will have fun making easy and fun crafts of a lamb or sheep almost entirely made with heart shapes (except the eyes), the ears is a heart cut in halves.

The heart shapes animal crafts are appropriate for various holidays.

Craft Instructions:

  • Learning activities to conduct before craft assembly:

    • Shapes & Colors: Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the template.

    • Numbers/Pre-Math: Templates should be decorated and cut out.

      • Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the hearts by color and size (smallest to largest)

      • Counting: Count how many of each size there are. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint the children with printed numbers.

      • Early Fractions: The ears are made by cutting a heart template in half. Explain the concept that one is a whole. When the heart is cut in two equal pieces - each part is a half.

  • Craft assembly: Show the small image provided in the template to help the children position the pieces.
    1. Paste ears (the heart cut in halves) on the slanted markings on the head.
    2. Paste the four hearts with swirls to crown the head.
    3. Paste eyes and nose.
    4. Optional: write letter Ll lamb or Sh sheep behind the craft.


  • Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.

Lamb Craft | Sheep | Heart Shapes Preschool Printable Activity

Lamb-Sheep Hearts Craft     gray-black     B&W

Other decorations and ideas for the craft:

  • The lamb's fur is used to produce the yarn for wool. Cut small pieces of knitting yarn and glue to the swirls on the head.
  • Use plastic wiggly eyes instead of the eyes template.
  • Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to the back to use as decoration or ornament.
  • Puppet: Glue the craft to a small standard lunch paper bag or to a craft stick for an instant puppet.

Complimentary alphabet printable activities:

Letter L lamb printable activities
Letter L lamb
Digraph Sh sheep printable activities
Digraph /Sh/ sheep
Digraph Sh shepherd printable activities
Digraph /Sh/
Letter Y yarn printable activities
Letter Y yarn

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