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Baa Baa Black Sheep – Make-a-Sheep Activity!

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 who lives down the lane


Baa Baa Black Sheep – Make-a-Sheep!

This activity gives children the opportunity to practice using words for various body parts and the materials they are using (such as “glue” and “stick/stuck”). It also gives them a chance to be creative and have fun!

  • Prepare a number of sheep outlines on paper or card.
  • Set out a variety of materials for making the sheep e.g. cotton wool, small pieces of black and white wool, googly eyes, paint and lolly sticks cut in half etc.
  • Remind the children of the nursery rhyme and make comments and ask questions about it e.g. “I wonder what the sheep looked like?” Make suggestions on what they could do with their sheep, describing the materials you have available. You might also like to prepare an example sheep in advance to show the children what their finished sheep might look like.
  • Show the children how to choose their materials and where to stick them on the sheep outline, talking about what you are doing (like running a commentary) – then let the children make their own sheep
  • Questions such as “What else does your sheep need?”  encourage the children to plan ahead and talk about the sheep using the appropriate words to describe them e.g. “Does your sheep have legs? What will you make his legs out of?”


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