Sheep Week Day One
|Our Cotton Round Sheep|
Today, I was looking for sunglasses for the boys to use on our hike and found cotton rounds! Seems silly I know, but I saw them out of the corner of my eye and all I could envision was a cute little sheep! Luckily, I remembered to get the sunglasses too!
After our wonderful day outside I came home to see if my idea looked as cute as I had imagined, and I was very happy with it. My son was very anxious to use those cotton rounds too!
|We needed scissors, googly eyes, glue, textured cotton rounds, and blue, green, and black paper.|
|While my son was playing with the cotton rounds I cut out 4 legs, 2 ears, and a nose for the sheep. I also ended up cutting a sheet of green paper lengthwise about 1 1/2 inches thick for grass.|
|When he was ready to make his sheep all we did was glue the cotton rounds onto the blue paper in the shape of a sheep body...pretty simple!|
|Next, we glued on the green grass. I ended up cutting it in little strips so it was something else to "touch" when the picture was done! We also glued on a tail, ears, eyes, and nose.|
|This sheep is so cute, and is a great example of "touch and feel" art! My son kept rubbing his hands over the "wooly" sheep when he was done.|
Woolbur is by Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Lee Harper. Woolbur is an entertaining story about a sheep that just loves to be different! Woolbur runs with the dogs, cards his own wool, and weaves his own forelocks while all of the other sheep follow the rules! His Maa and Paa (I love the spelling!) worry about him every night, but Grandpaa always says, "Don't worry." In the end, Woolbur finds a way to please his parents and be different!
Both my son and I had many things that we enjoyed about this book! My kindergartner loved that when Woolbur was questioned by his maa and paa about what he was doing he would say, "I know. Isn't it great?" I loved that Maa and Paa worry at night just like we all do! Whoever you are you will somehow relate to one of the characters in this book, and you will also enjoy looking at the charming pictures. I love the picture of all of the sheared sheep standing in a line, but Woolbur still has all of his wool!
Leslie Helakoski, the author, has a web site that includes masks of characters in the story and a list of her other books. I have printed a few of the masks out for my boys to color tomorrow. It always helps if I have something different and easy for them to do in the morning!
Check out more of our Sheep Week Fun!
Sheep Week Day Four: Sheep Take a Hike
Sheep Week Day Five: Balloon Ping Pong