Monday, April 7, 2014

Learning About Sheep

We're reading through Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson (free on Google Play Books and Project Gutenberg).  After reading a chapter about a lamb who bragged about his long tail, I decided to let the kids make a quick (and cute) sheep craft.  The one pictured above was H's (2.5 years old) - I made the sheep and he glued the cotton balls for the wool.  The twins (4.5 years old) made their own..
I love how unique each of their sheep turned out!

We learned about how sheep's wool turns into a sweater (with books and lots of online pictures/videos of the parts of the process..)

This story of a lost lamb from James Herriot's Treasury for Children was a big hit, as well.  This weekend, we'll be attending a "Fiber Festival" with demonstrations of sheep shearing, skirting, washing, dyeing, carding, and spinning.  I know the kids will have a much better appreciation for what they'll be observing now that we've learned about sheep in homeschool.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great little unit! I am going to save your book list.


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