Sunday, March 23, 2014

March Goes Out Like a Lamb...Folktales and More to Celebrate Lambs and Spring

Young Girl with Lamb
Emile Munier, 1840-1895

At the beginning of March I shared a blog post with stories about lions, courtesy of the old adage, “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” While spring has finally arrived in the United States, you would never know it by the calendar.

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

The Sheep and the Pig Who Set Up House – Norway

The Sheep, the Lamb, the Wolf, and the Hare – Tibet 


March Play: The Lion and the Lamb – An adorable, preschool activity based on the poem, _The Lion and the Lamb_.


How to Draw a Lamb 

CRAFTS So many adorable lamb crafts: origami, puppets, masks and more. – Easy, cotton ball lamb craft; too cute.

CURRICULUM – 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' is Based on a True Story   

First-School – Preschool activities and crafts.

Preschool – Lesson plan for the little ones: art, number recognition, language, movement and more.

Sheep 101 – Information about different kinds of sheep, the history of sheep, what they eat and more.


Here Is The Barn 

Here is the barn (Form a roof shape with your hands)
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)

Here is the barn, (Make a roof shape with your hands)
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)


Baa Baa Black Sheep
Dorothy Wheeler, 1916
Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow,
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.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black sheep have you any wool.
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for my master,
one for the dame,
and one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and can’t tell where to find them,
Leave them alone and they will come home.
Wagging their tails behind them.


I’m a Baby Lamb (To tune of: I’m a Little Teapot)
* I found this rhyme on and added the actions the action to turn it into a story stretch.

I'm a baby lamb (point to self)
just born today  (rock arms back and forth as if rocking a baby)
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)

March Comes in Like a Lion…Folktales That Roar!
This link will lead you to the blog post I wrote at the beginning of March.

Two previous blog posts to welcome spring:

Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Spring is Here! Make Way for Ducking’s

Karen Chace 2014 ©

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