Sheep Don't Sleep Storytime

Here’s a storytime including Sheep that are not just helping you sleep that your 3-5-year-old children will enjoy!


This week’s featured books:

Baabwa and Wooliam

Baabwaa & Wooliam 
by David Elliot and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet  

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I Dare You Not to Yawn 
by Helene Boudreau and Illustrated by Serge Bloch 

Sing (To the tune of "If you’re happy and you know it")

If you want to hear a story, clap your hands
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands
If you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story, if you want to hear a story, clap your hands.

 More verses: Stomp your feet, spin around, do all three, sit right down.

FINGERPLAY:

These are my glasses (make the letter o with each hand)
And this is my book (hands together)
I put on my glasses (put "glasses" over eyes)
And open up my book (open book hands)
Now I read read read (hold book up in front of face like reading)
And I look look look (put glasses over eyes and look around room)
I put down my glasses and… (lower glasses)
WHOOP! Close up the book. (clap as if closing a book quickly)

Read Baabwaa & Wooliam by David Elliot and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet 
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Rhyming Song: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa black sheep
have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full!
One for the Master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy that lives down the lane.

Additional verse:

Baa Baa black sheep
have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full!
One for your sweater,
One for your rug,
And one for your blanket that keeps you warm and snug.

Read: I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau and Illustrated by Serge Bloch 
Publisher: Candlewick Press

ACTION SONG: Dancing Sheep

Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps. (creep fingers)

“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling! (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor! (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window! (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door! (move hands to other side)

He kept on…

Dancing on the ceiling! (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”

Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

ART: Draw a Simple Sheep


Other books about Sheep you can find at our library:

Sam Sheep Can’t Sleep
By Phil Roxbee Cox and illustrated by Stephen Cartwright
BR COX

Anything Is Possible
By Giulia Belloni  Marco and Trevisan ; translation, Wiliam Anselmi
E BEL

Sheep 101
by Richard T. Morris and illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
E MOR

Mary and Her Little Lamb: The True Story of the Famous Nursery Rhyme
By Will Moses
E MOS