We’re nearing the end of our shape study. We’ve been looking at the heart shape this week and used it to make some Baa Baa Black Sheep. On Tuesday we did some fingerpainting to make the wool for our sheep. We did it the day before we put our sheep together as we needed it to dry.
On Wednesday we traced around a heart shaped template to make the head of our sheep. We drew some white swirls on three little hearts and glued them to the top of the head to make curls on our sheep. We cut a very elongated heart in half to make the ears.
We drew in some features on the face such as eyes, a nose and a mouth. Some of us even had a go at making the nose heart shaped. We glued the head to the body and then set about adding legs. This provided an opportunity for counting.
Once the legs were glued on we added some hooves to finish off our sheep. One magical moment was when one child finished and I asked him to put it on the drying rack. He told me he couldn’t yet as he hadn’t said the rhyme. He picked the sheep up, used it as a puppet and recited the Baa Baa Black Sheep rhyme. He even used a sheep voice for the parts the Baa Baa Black Sheep says.