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Sheep Book Learning Activity

Lost Sheep Writing Activity from www.daniellesplace.com

1. Write the text for a picture book.

Read "Where is the Green Sheep?" book and then have your children make up their own stories using the same technique as Mem Fox.

The Printable Pages for this activity are members on The Resource Room.

2. Make a "Where is the _____ Sheep" Book as a Class.

As a class decide what the title of your book should be finishing the sentence "Where is the ______ sheep?" Then have each student write and illustrate two pages of the book using the same format as "Where is the Green Sheep". Pick one child to illustrate the last two pages so that they match the title. Staple all the pages together to make a complete book and read it to your class.

To find out more about this author and how she wrote the book go to her web site at http://www.memfox.net/welcome.html.

 

 

Craft Foam and Yarn Sheep Craft for Kids

How to Make the Pom Pom Yarn Sheep:

1. Cut out a sheep shape from black craft foam as shown in the picture. The sheep pictured is about 2" wide by 2" high. (A pattern for this craft is available to members on the Last Sheep Sunday School Lesson.)

2. Cut about 3 yards of yarn and warp it around the sheep's legs, body, neck, and head. Stuff the end of the yarn under the layers of wound yarn.

3. To finish glue on small googly eye or use a small drop of white paint for the eye.

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Pom Pom Sheep Craft for Kids

Scissors

Pompom Maker - (Optional)

You can buy plastic pom pom makers in several different designs.

The Clover Small Pom Pom Maker allows you to wind one half of the donut shape at a time so you don't have to poke the yarn through hole, but it does take some maneuvering. You can see a video on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Ma-hgQIDU.

The Susan Bates Easy Wrap Pom Pom Maker is a little easier to use because the two sides of the pom pom are wrapped separately. Wrapping only one half of the circle saves a lot of time because you don't have to poke the yarn through the hole in the center of the donut shape. You can see a demonstration using this pom pom maker on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaSqTUgFHi4.

 

How to Make the Pom Pom Yarn Sheep:

How to make pom poms

Make Your Own Pom Poms Without a Pom Pom Maker:

1. Print out the pattern and use the donut shapes as template to cut circles from card board. or draw two three-inch circles onto card board. (Card board from cereal boxes work well.) Then draws1 1/2" circles inside the two circles.

2. Cut out the inside circles to make donut shapes.

3. Place the two donut shapes together and wind long pieces of yarn through the holes in the donut shapes and around the outside until you have fill up the hole with yarn. To keep the yarn ends secure just wind the yarn around the ends until the ends are covered by the yarn. Add new lengths of yarn the same way.

4. When you have the hole filled up with yarn cut around the outside edge of the donut shape with sharp scissors all the way down to the card board.

5. Separate the two donut shapes and insert a piece of yarn between the shapes. Tie the yarn pulling it as tight as you can.

6. Cut the card board shapes and pull them away from the pom pom. Trim any pieces of yarn that are sticking out too far.  Trim the ball to be a little pointy at one end. This is the bees tail where his stinger is located.

7. To save time you can cut the donut shapes so that they aren't complete circles. In this way you will just slip the yarn through the cut slit instead of inserting the yarn through the hole. See this YouTube video for a demonstration of this technique.

8. Paint two mini jumbo craft sticks black, glue them together in an "X" shape. Glue the pom pom to the craft sticks.

9. Use the head pattern as a template to cut a head shape from craft foam. Bend back the two tabs at the top of the head and glue them so they are over lapping. Glue the head to the body pom pom. To finish glue on googly eyes.

How to Print or Copy these Instructions.

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Yarn and Craft Stick Sheep

 

 

How to Make the Yarn and Craft Stick Sheep:

1. Print out the Sheep Craft Stick Template Pattern.

2. Cut the craft sticks to match the template and glue them together using the diagram on the pattern.

3. Paint the legs and head black. When the paint is dry wind yarn around the craft sticks until you have sheep shape.

4. Cut ear shapes from the black craft foam and glue them to the head.

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Foam Marshmallow Sheep Crafts for Kids

Great craft to sell at craft fairs!

Marshmallow Sheep Craft for Children - This is a great craft to sell at craft fairs! from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Five Foam Marshmallows

Glue

Fun foam or felt

Black paint

Magic markers

Cotton balls

Sharp Knife

How to Make the Marshmallow Sheep:

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1. Glue two foam marshmallows together (flat sides together) for the body. Glue another marshmallow on one end for the head as shown in the diagram.

2. To make the legs cut one marshmallow in half lengthwise and then cut both half pieces in half again the same way.

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3. Cut a wedge-shaped piece off of the end of each piece so they fit on the body as shown in the diagram. Glue them to the body as shown with the rounded sides out.

4. To make the sheep's hooves cut another marshmallow in half long ways and then cut one of the halves in half again long ways. Cut the two quarters in half crosswise to make four hooves. Glue them to the legs as shown in the diagram. Paint the hooves black.

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5. Cut ears from fun foam or felt and glue them to the back of the head as shown in the picture. Draw on the eyes, nose, and mouth with a permanent marker.

6. Smear tacky glue all over the sheep's body where you want cotton. Pull small pieces of cotton from cotton balls and stick them to the sheep.

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Popcorn Sheep Picture

Popcorn Sheep Activity Sheet from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

White Glue

Popped Popcorn

Crayons or Colored Pencils

How to Make the Popcorn Sheep Picture:

1. Print out a sheep picture with clouds or draw a picture. (A pattern for this craft is available on the free sample lesson "The Lost Sheep".)

2. Pop the popcorn and crunch it up a little.

3. Color the picture and then spread glue on the sheep and clouds so they can stick the popcorn to the glue.

Toddler-tested Craft

Popcorn Sheep Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

This is a Toddler-tested Craft

This is a great craft for two-year-old children. Logan loved making this craft with his dad. Eating the popcorn was his favorite thing about the craft.

He recommends buying popcorn that isn't buttered if you want a white sheep and clouds.

Watch Logan and his dad making this craft on "Logan's Live".

 

 

Sleeping Macaroni Sheep Craft for Kids

These would make a great craft to sell at craft fairs!

Sleeping Sheep Craft made with foam marshmallows and macaroni noodles from www.daniellesplace.com - Great to sell at craft fairs!

What you will need:

Five Foam Marshmallows

Glue

Craft Foam or Felt

Magic markers

Small Macaroni Noodles

Black and White Acrylic Paint

Sharp Knife

How to make:

1. Glue two foam marshmallows together (flat sides together) for the body.

2. To make the legs cut one marshmallow in half lengthwise and then cut both half pieces in half again the same way.

Cut a wedge-shaped piece off of the end of each back leg so they fit on the body as shown in the diagram.

Glue the legs to the body as shown with the rounded sides out as shown in the picture.

leg diagram

3. To make the sheep's hooves cut another marshmallow in half long ways and then cut one of the halves in half again long ways. Cut the two quarters in half crosswise to make four hooves. Glue them to the legs as shown in the diagram. Paint the hooves black.

4. To make the head cut a slit down the middle of a marshmallow on the flat side about 1 cm deep. Make another slit from the round side meeting the cut in the center as shown in the picture to the right. Glue the head onto the body as shown in the diagram.

5. Cut ears from fun foam or felt and glue them to the back of the head as shown in the picture. Draw on the eyes, nose, and mouth with a permanent marker.

6. Smear tacky glue all over the sheep's body where you want fur. Place the noodles on the body as shown. When the glue is dry paint the noodles white. (Instead of painting the noodles while they are on the body. You can spray paint the noodle white and then glue them on the body. Just spread out the noodles on a piece of newspaper. Spray paint them from every angle and then when they are dry, turn them over, and spray them again.)

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I shall Not Want Psalm 23:1 "I Shall Not Want" Sheep Picture

This craft goes along with the series of lessons on the Twenty-Third Psalm on The Resource Room

I shall Not Want Psalm 23:1 "I Shall Not Want" Sheep Picture

What you will need:

White paper and different colors of paper for the frame (optional)

Crayons or Colored Pencils

Glue

Silk Flowers. (You can find silk flowers at your local thrift store. Be sure to remove all the plastic parts leaving on the silk part. Wal-Mart also sells flower parts and pieces that have fallen off of their silk flowers in bags for a discounted price. Look were they sell remnants of fabric.

How to make:

1. Before class print out the sheep pattern and make copies. (Pattern available to members only.) If you would like to use another color for the frame, use one picture to make a frame pattern. Cut the sheep picture out of the middle and use the left over to trace the frame onto colored sheets of paper. If you don't want to do this, you can just have the children color the frame before they start gluing on flowers.

2. Glue the frame over the sheep picture.

3. In class have you children color the sheep picture and then glue the silk flowers on.

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