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Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging activity! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical perspective on the original shepherding countries and learn the Celtic terms originally used to count a score of sheep.
3rd - 6th Math
Sheep To Sweaters
Students discover how sheep fleece is turned into yarn by hand. Individually, students research historic websites that shows sheep shearing. They create a 3D diorama of the historic procedure for making sweaters. They compliment the diorama by listing the steps of the process from sheep to sweater.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Three Bags Full
Sheep are not just for the barnyard: they can be wooly fun in the classroom as well. This curriculum unit includes simple poetry, fluffy arts and crafts, musical fingerplay, a page of word problems, and a wool science experiment. Of special interest are the home arts pages that outline how to turn raw wool into a finished product by washing, dyeing, and spinning.
Pre-K - 5th Math
Developing Number Sense with "Baa Baa Black Sheep"
Using the fun Mother Goose nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and the book Sheep Out to Eat, your Kindergarten class will practice number matching and will also learn facts about sheep. Beforehand, create several laminated sets of of sheep numbered from 1 to 4 and write out on chart paper the full Mother Goose rhyme.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
My Mini Book About …
This is one of several printable pages on which little life scientists can write out their research on an assigned animal. The highlighted page is for alligator research, but several other animal pages are included as other materials. Each page can be quarter-folded to make a small booklet.
1st - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Hundred Bales of Hay
This lesson combines math, visual arts, and language arts activities that all focus on the making, and baling of hay. The activities can be adjusted to address different age ranges. Most of the activities focus on gaining proficiency with numbers, counting, and patterns.
K - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sorting With Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn! After listening to and reciting this nursery rhyme, preschoolers and kinders sort toy sheep and cows into groups. They also listen to the story Farm Flu by Teresa Bateman and Nadine Bernard Westcott and answer questions about it.
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
From Sheep to Rug
Ever wonder where wool comes from? How it is used to make a woven rug? Introduce the Native American craft of rug making to your preschool or kindergarten class with a discussion. Learners examine and discuss images of a Native American rug, raw wool, and a modern take on traditional design.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Parts of an Antelope
There are so many wonderful parts to an animal: fur, antlers, tails, and legs, to name a few. A large diagram of an antelope is used to start a matching game, where the class matches body parts made of the same material. They discuss that hooves and antlers are composed on the same stuff, just like the hair on your arm and head are.
K - 2nd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Learning 4 - Write the Word
Focus on the number four as youngsters complete several exercises to solidify this number concept. Note pre-readers will have a hard time with this, as it requires reading instructions. Consider doing together as a class or having learners complete this one-on-one with an adult.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Students read Sheep in a Jeep and other books about sheep. For this sheep lesson, students practice the letter s and the number 5, practice the oval shape and use the color white. Students play like sheep jumping a fence, use cotton balls to create a picture of a sheep and learn a song.
Pre-K Visual & Performing Arts