Make Fun Sheep Puppets

Make Fun Sheep Puppets – Art Project for Where is the Green Sheep

make sheep puppetsHere is a fun art project to do with preschoolers that goes along with reading Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox.

Read the book, gather your art supplies and young artists, and let’s get started.

 

 

 

 

greensheepactivity1SUPPLIES:

  1. Where is the Green Sheep? 
  2. construction paper
  3. pencil
  4. black pen
  5. glue stick
  6. scissors
  7. popsicle sticks
  8. masking tape

 

greensheepactivity2Step 1:  Find a sheep you like, and draw the sheep parts on the construction paper.  You can draw in pencil first, then go over it in black marker.

 

 

greensheepactivity3Step 2:  Make additional sheep on different colors of construction paper if you’d like to have several sheep.

 

 

 

 

greensheepactivity4Step 3: Cut out the sheep parts.

 

 

 

 

 

greensheepactivity5Step 4:  Add details with black marker.  I did little spirals for the wooly sheep body.

 

 

 

greensheepactivity6Step 5:  Glue your sheep parts together with glue stick.  You can use the book as a guide, or make up your own sheep.

 

 

greensheepactivity7greensheepactivity8Step 6:  Tape your sheep to the popsicle stick with masking tape.

 

 

 

 

greensheepactivity9Step 7:  Make as many sheep as you like.  Have a puppet show.  Act out Where is the Green Sheep?  Make up your own story.  Have fun!

 

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Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

GreenSheepcoverThis is a fun picture book for the toddler and preschooler set.  My daughter loved this book – I think we read several times a day for months.

The text and illustrations are simple, but engaging.  The text has a rhythm that moves the story along.

The book shows the reader various sheep doing things, and pauses a few times to ask, “but where is the green sheep?”

Concepts such as color, thin and wide, up and down, sun and rain, scared and brave, near and far, and different objects and activities are explained through the simple, fun illustrations.

“Here is the blue sheep.

And here is the red sheep.

Here is the bath sheep.

And here is the bed sheep.

But, where is the green sheep?”

Of course, the reader and the young listener want to keep turning the pages – both to see what the sheep will be doing next, and also to find that green sheep.  At the end, the book asks us to turn the page quietly…and there is the green sheep.

This is a fun picture book to share with toddlers and preschoolers.  This story would work well for those beginning to read, too, as the text repeats words, and uses a basic sentence structure.

For a fun sheep puppet art project, click here.