Sheep Week Day 7
|Our Own Green Sheep|
After a week of sheep crafts, I think my three year old and I have been seeing a lot of white and blue! I needed a change. Enter the book Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox!
We have read this book at least 30 times in the last 4 days! Where is the Green Sheep? is so fun! We picked this up at the library last weekend. Like some of the other books I have posted about on here, I will be ordering it online as soon as I am done posting! I know it will be a favorite of ours now, and if you read it will most likely become a favorite of yours!
The first time we read Where is the Green Sheep? my three year old smiled through the whole thing and he knew to start asking "Where is the Green Sheep?" before we were done reading. Now, he is reading the whole thing with me! In this rhyming book there are blue sheep, red sheep, clown sheep, wide sheep, but "Where is the green sheep?" At the end of the book you find the green sheep asleep! My son loves to say "Shhh...don't wake him up."
The pictures in this are so adorable and of course inspired me to have the family make some COLORFUL sheep this time!
This project took a good amount of prep time for me, but we made it into a BIG family art project! To simplify it you could always just make one of the sheep, and it could be a plain old white sheep too!
|I made a tracer of the head, body, and legs of our sheep.|
|My three year old wanted to make a blue sheep, so I gave him everything he needed to make one. The small skinny strips are for his "wool".|
|My son glued his sheep together by himself, and then added some wool by dipping some curled paper into glue and putting them on his sheep.|
|To make the curls, I just wrapped the paper around a pencil.|
|He drew on some eyes.|
|We made 4 sheep and placed them on a hill...just like the book.|
|My three year old made this face by himself. I was impressed!|
|We glued some flowers onto the hill, next to the sleeping green sheep.|
|I made a yellow sheep, my husband made the green sheep.|
|My three year old made a blue and pink sheep.|
|Our completed picture! When we were done, my son went to make one more sheep. A red one!|
Day One: Touch and Feel Wooly Sheep
Day Two: Planting Lamb's Ears
Day Three: Baby Can't Sleep
Day Four: Sheep Take a Hike
Day Five: Balloon Ping Pong
Day Six: Bubble Wrap Sheep