|Young Girl with Lamb|
Emile Munier, 1840-1895
Here in Massachusetts, we are expecting a traditional Nor’easter this week, but instead of rain, they are predicting more snow. It looks like the area where I live may hit the jackpot, with over a foot of snow.
As they say in New England, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” So with that in mind, I will continue to think positive and offer you stories of lovely lambs who greet the world in springtime.
The Little Lamb and the Little Fish
How to Draw a Lamb
The Best Children’s
Books About Sheep
DLTK-Kids.com – So many adorable lamb crafts: origami, puppets, masks and more.
Where I like to go (Walk in place)
It's as tall as a tree (Point up overhead)
And cozy, you know (Hug body with arms)
I'll go there with you (Walk in place)
To pet a sweet lamb (Pretend to pet a lamb)
And cuddle it, too! (Pretend to hug a lamb)
Growing Play –
Wolf and Sheep Tag
|Baa Baa Black Sheep|
Dorothy Wheeler, 1916
Everywhere that Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day, school one day,
It followed her to school one day, but that was against the rules.
It made the children laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play, to see a lamb at school.
One for my master,
one for the dame,
and one for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Wagging their tails behind them.
* I found this rhyme on http://fingerplays-b3ok.blogspot.com/2012/10/newborn-lamb.html and added the actions the action to turn it into a story stretch.
I'm a baby lamb (point to self)
I want to run around and play (turn around while stamping feet)
I am very hungry, I must eat (rub belly)
So I'll grow up big like my daddy sheep. (bend down as you begin this line then stand up and point to sky)
This link will lead you to the blog post I wrote at the beginning of March.