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HELPING PRESCHOOLERS
D.I.Y. Storytimes

Storytime Themes:
Sheep

Five Favourite Books 

The Strange Case by by Mircea Catusanu, 2009
When ten sheep go missing in the Dark Forest, Super Sheep Dog Doug comes to the rescue.
Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox, 2004
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.
Amos's Sweater by Janet Lunn, 1988
A curmudgeonly old sheep reluctantly gives up his wool and then plots to get it back, even though it has been knit into a bright coloured sweater.
Ten Sleepy Sheep by Phyllis Root, 2004
One by one ten sheep reluctantly fall asleep in the barnyard.
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, 1986
Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep.

Five Extra Books

One More Sheep by Mij Kelly, 2005
On a windy, thunderstorm night Sam gets his sheep all cozy and off to bed, so who could be at his front door?
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton, 2005
Russell the sheep tries all different ways to get to sleep.
Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw, 1991
Sheep hunt for a birthday present and make havoc of the shop, only to discover they haven't the money to pay for things.
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman, 2002
A female Old MacDonald builds a farm in her workshop.
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep by Teri Sloat, 2000
Farmer Brown shears his sheep and has their wool made into yarn, but after they beg to have it back he knits the yarn into sweaters for them.

Fingerplays & Action Rhymes

Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa black sheep.
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir three bags full.
One for the master and one for the dame.
And one for the little boy/girl
Who lives down the lane.

Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And cant tell where to find them.
Leave them alone and theyll come home,
Wagging their tales behind them.

Little Boy Blue

Come blow up your horn!
The sheep s in the meadow,
The cow s in the corn.
Where is the boy
Who looks after the sheep?
Hes under the haystack,
Fast asleep.
Will you wake him?
No, not I

For if I do,

Hes sure to cry
.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb.
Its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day.
It was against the rule.
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

 

Five Little Sheep
(tune 5 little ducks)

5 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 4 little sheep came home.
Repeat, counting down. 
Baa brings them back.

Musical Activities

Activity: Mairzy Doats (with scarves)
Source:
Five Little Monkeys: Songs For Singing and Playing

Read & recommended by SCL Youth Services staff
Revised February 2011

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