Exploring the Natural History of Wyoming through its Animals
- Listening and understanding the differences between animals.
- Gaining a basic of understanding how vital Wyoming’s animal population is important to nature and the people, specifically our mountain sheep.
- Teaching to multiple intelligences by involving music, reading, interactive play including individual artwork.
Directions: Sheep Stick Puppet
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Materials Needed: Print out our PDF template, Popsicle sticks. Crayons, markers, OR glue, cotton balls.
- Cut out template of the sheep.
- Have children color the sheep OR coat template with glue and then affix cotton balls to the sheep.
- Glue back of template to a popsicle stick, let dry.
- Have fun!
- Reading students When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff and Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw interactively: reading, pausing, asking questions to ensure they are actively engaging with the story.
- Show the “Sheep Walking!” animation by Shaun the Sheep video. [Need access to YouTube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwJvuo37dMw
- Coloring pages featuring sheep.
- Students create their own popsicle stick sheep puppets, template included.
Subjects Included in Lesson:
- English Language Arts
- Visual Arts
Wyoming DOE Learning Content Standards (2018) Included in this Lesson:
English Language Arts; Reading for Literature:
- RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
- RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
- RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
- RL.K.5 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
English Language Arts; Speaking and Listening:
- SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions.
- SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
- SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
- SL.K. 6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and other ideas clearly.
Fine and Performing Arts; Visual Arts:
- FPA4.1A.1 Students create and revise original art to express ideas, experiences, and stories.
- FPA4.1. A.2 Students investigate and apply a variety of materials, resources, technologies and processes to communicate experiences and idea through art.
- FPA4.1. A.3 Students apply the elements and principles of design to their artwork.
- FPA4.1. A.4 Students collaborate with others in creative artistic solutions.
- FPA.4.1. A.5 Students use art materials in a safe and responsible manner.