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Lamb Day


Lion Day and Lamb Day can be done in the month of March for keeping track of lion and lamb weather days!


All About Sheep for Kids - A good page of information, photographs, and links.

KidsFarm - This site contains a small amount of information and a story about three lost lambs, with sound clips of the reunion with their mother!

Zoom - This links to a dramatic play which can be put on by the students called "Lost and Found Sheep."

American Sheep Industry Association - This links to a special area just for kids with facts and activities all related to sheep.

Sheep: Facts About Michigan Sheep - This site has facts as well as information on caring for newborn lambs and how fleece becomes a sweater.

Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola.
Follows the process of a young shepherd boy making a coat from wool.

Emma's Lamb by Kim Lewis.
A young girl takes care of a lost lamb.

Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool by Teri Sloat.
Farmer Brown's sheep get cold when they have been sheared.  They then track down their sheared fleece and make sweaters.

From Lamb to Sheep by Jillian Powell.
A nonfiction book about the growth of lamb.

The Lamb and the Butterfly by Arnold Sundgaard.
A lamb and a butterfly compare their ways of living.

The Lion and the Little Red Bird by Elisa Kleven.
A lion and a bird develop a friendship even though they have trouble communicating.  A great book to use in an art lesson.

The Little Golden Lamb by Ellin Greene.
Similar to the well known tale, The Golden Goose.

Mary had a Little Lamb by Sarah Hale.
A contemporary spin on the familiar rhyme.  Includes a sample exercise from a McGuffey Reader.

Sheep: A True Book by Sara Swan Miller.
A good nonfiction book with lots of information and photographs.

Sheep Dreams by Arthur A. Levine.
A shy little lamb comes out of her shell when she performs in the school play.

Sheep Have Lamb by Lynn M. Stone.
A nonfiction book about baby sheep.

The Shepherd Boy by Kim Lewis.
This book follows a young boy working on a sheep farm through the year.

Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb by James Herriot.
A young girl finds a lost lamb and is delighted to return it to its owner.

Snip, Snip, Little Lambs by Tomie dePaola.
Some sheep get their spring haircuts!

The Snow Lambs by Debi Gliori.
A little boy worries his shepherding dog has run away.  However, the dog has guided a ewe home on a stormy night which leads to the birth of two lambs.

Strudwick: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing by Robert Kraus.
A little lamb disguises himself to be safe from the wolf.

 

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