Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'm Feeling Sheepish!

Spring weather has me thinking about lambs frolicking in a meadow...which leads to thoughts of fun at Storytime with sheep!  I've been wanting to use Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks and the adorable colored felt sheep that I made after I saw Miss Mary Liberry's here.  Another pretty sheep book is Ten Sleepy Sheep by Phyllis Root. I love the book, Little Baa by Kim Lewis and there's Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sara Hale.  Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep by Teri Sloat is fun too.  I have to use, Where Is The Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek!  The trick is going to be to narrow down my book choices. I have an adorable flannel set that I made from a pattern and rhyme that a coworker shared with me (thanks Ruth!) that I can't wait to use!
Five White and Fluffy Sheep
(tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)

Five white and fluffy sheep
In the pasture fast asleep.
Their wool kept them warm all night long.

The Farmer ran away with one,
Sheared her wool till he was done
Now there are four white fluffy sheep.


I made the bodies of the sheep from a heathery brown felt. I had thought about lt. pink but decided against it when I found this felt.  The tail, heads, and both sets of legs are cut and glued on. I used black slick fabric paint for the line between the legs and the face. Of course the silly google eyes make the sheep look so funny when the farmer 'shears' each little sheep.  I cut cotton balls in half so that I had that curly look and so it wasn't too fluffy.  I glued them to a piece of felt to make the fleece.  You can see that I covered their eyes so that they can be sleeping and after they are sheared they are wide awake! Baaaa!

Sheep are a lot of fun at Storytime!


  1. OMG so cute!! I wish I could pull off the rhyme to "Five Green and Speckled Frogs" but I never could... I have to find a different way to use this idea. Adorable sheepies!

  2. Thanks for sharing this week. My favorite sheep book is Baby Can't Sleep by Lisa Schroeder. It's one I shared with my son when he was a baby every night.

  3. This is really wonderful, Kathyn! And you must use Where is the Green Sheep! It's one of my favorites.

  4. This is great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Kathryn!
    I love your flannel sets and the songs, rhymes, and games you make up :)
    I'd really like to follow your blog, but I don't see a way to subscribe. Would you consider adding a "follow by email" thingy so I don't miss any of your fun & fabulous posts?
    Thanks! Amanda