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Share a Story: Sheep Storytime

If you missed our Sheep storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own warm and wooly storytime. 

From Storytime

One more sheep by Mij Kelly

Sam's sheep must find a way to keep him awake long enough to count them, so that he will not open the door to let in what he thinks is a stray sheep, but might be an enemy in disguise.

A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing. You can also look for the green sheep in Spanish, or in a Board Book format.


     Old McDonald Had a Farm. E-I-E-I-O

     And on that farm he had a [SHEEP]. E-I-E-I-O

     With a [BAA, BAA] here, and a [BAA, BAA] there.

     Here a [BAA], there a [BAA], everywhere a [BAA, BAA]

     Old McDonald Had a Farm. E-I-E-I-O

     And on that farm he had a...

     [Continue on, replacing SHEEP and BAA with other animals and their noises. Be creative.]


Sheep in a shop by Nancy Shaw
Also available in: audiobook

Sheep hunt for a birthday present and make havoc of the shop, only to discover they haven't the money to pay for things. These sheep reappear in many of Nancy Shaw's books.

FIVE LITTLE SHEEP (Built on the framework of one of my favorite rhymes from Storytime Katie):

     Five little sheep on a grassy knoll (hold up 5 fingers)

     One tripped and fell and started to... ROLL! (roll your hands)

     She bounced down the hill and landed in a daze.

     How many sheep are left to graze? (repeat until all the sheep have rolled down the hill)

Baa, baa, black sheep by Jane Cabrera

In this take-off on the familiar nursery rhyme, black sheep graciously offers bag after bag of wool to Miss, who handcrafts mittens, a tea cosy, and more for her friends, then produces a sweater for the shivering sheep when all the wool is gone. Includes music for piano and guitar.

This week we bounced the parachute to "Barnyard Dance," which is a great board book to read as well (easy to memorize and very silly).

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Hide and sheep by Andrea Beaty

Farmer McFitt must round up his sheep, which have strayed all over town, in order to shear them to make wool so that he can knit clothing.

"The lamb Sydney befriends the shepherd girl Zhi, as well as other animals of the Chinese lunar calendar, and demonstrates the qualities of a kind heart. Lists the birth years and characteristics of individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Sheep"--.

Animals on the farm by Teddy Borth

Describes various farm animals and their uses on the farm, including sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, and cows.

Lamby Lamb by Christopher Raschka

The narrator uses reverse psychology to get a young sheep dressed.

The sheep go on strike by Jean-François Dumont

When the sheep on a farm go on strike rather than having their warm coats sheared off, the other animals begin taking sides until, at last, a compromise can be reached.