My kids adore to sing Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme! Yours too? These wool sheep stick puppets are really easy to create in under 5 minutes! We hope you will create several with or for your kids to play and sing!
One of our favorite ways to play is when we can sing a song along as we play. This is a reason why this type of craft activities are perfect for my girls! It involves singing, pretend play, a bit of a fine motor practice and a bit of sensory play!
Supplies for Wool Sheep Stick Puppet
Things needed to make each of the sheep puppets:
- 2 cotton pads
- 1/3 of chenille stem cut in 2 pieces like shown on picture
- 2 tiny googly eyes
- 1 popsicle stick
- piece of black paper
- school glue
How to make Wool Sheep Stick Puppet
Start by folding one cotton pad in half and cutting a little slide where you’ll place a sheep’s tail. Attach a tail to legs and slide tail through the cotton pad like shown on the picture.
Glue cotton pad with a tail to a popsicle stick. Make sure to separate legs on each side of the popsicle stick.
Next, glue second cotton pad on top of the popsicle stick. Make sure to add enough glue to glue cotton pads together and to glue cotton pad on popsicle stick as well.
Finish up your wool sheep stick puppet by gluing a piece of black paper cut in sheep’s head shape and couple googly eyes on front part of a puppet!
Ready to play! And sing!
To help you, here are the lyrics for Baa Baa Black Sheep:
Baa, baa, black sheep Have you any wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir Three bags full One for the master And one for the dame One for the little boy Who lives down the lane Baa, baa, black sheep Have you any wool? Yes, sir, yes, sir Three bags full One for the master…
Here is my daughter singing Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery using our Take Along Puppet Theater made from shoe box! She repeated it for, what sounded like, a gazillion times! Cute!
After the play is over, it’s time to store our puppets for next time! Love storage feature of our puppet theater! Plus, it’s a good fine motor practice for my toddler!
- Promote creativity and imagination through role and developing stories.
- Language development – talking about what they are doing (the process) and creating plays
- Development of fine motor skills
Expand the Play with a Book!
In this snuggly board book perfect for small hands, a sheep has plenty of wool to share with her friend, who knits cozy gifts for her community. But when the sheep’s generosity leaves her shivering, the community offers their love and gratitude – and some handknit gifts to keep warm. Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Follow the adventures of twelve little sheep throughout their day. This fun bedtime story teaches little ones how to count numbers with the help of silly sheep and rhythmic rhymes. Don’t forget to snuggle up and get comfy for the sleepy sheepy ending! Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Other Sing Along Nursery Rhyme Activities to Try
- Twikle Twinkle Little Star Art
- Wheels on the Bus Learning Activities
- 1-2-3-4-5 Fish Counting Activity
- Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Roll & Build Flower
- Hickory Dickory Dock Color Matching Activity
- Little Bo Peep Activity