2. Create a green sheep collage – For this activity I dyed shredded paper with green food colouring. Then out came the glue sticks (which our toddlers love using!) & we had shredded paper everywhere. It was great fun, pushing the shredded paper onto the glue without getting sticky!
3. Call & response – As the children grew more familiar with the story, as I turned each page they would call out the next character. The “star” sheep, the “car” sheep, the “slide” sheep & of course the “band” sheep. Such a fun way to develop early language & literacy skills.
4. Make sheep puppets – For a pre kindy & older age group, these puppets could be included as part of a story basket or a small worlds tray.
5. Book Week Costume – Last year I went to book week as the Green Sheep, as did two of my toddlers!! (It was a favourite book last year too!). So many great sheep costume ideas to be found here.
This years Book Week theme is “Curious creatures, Wild minds”. Resources can be found here. I’m thinking our green sheep was quite a curious creature, so maybe I’ll dust my costume off again this year & find a nice tree to fall asleep under!
Now I’d love to know if your class or family love this Mem Fox book as much as we do? Or maybe you prefer another book? Feel free to email me – email@example.com.