Where is the Green Sheep? Book Experience

Description:

Sharing the story and matching colours to household items

Materials Required

  1. Book “Where is the Green Sheep?” by Mem Fox
  2. Paper, scissors, sticky tape, paddle pop sticks (or any kind of stick) and coloured pencils/crayons/textas

Preparation

Have the story “Where is the Green Sheep?” by Mem Fox or have the attached YouTube video link – Prepare materials

Method (or Ideas)

  1. Read “Where is the Green Sheep?” by Mem Fox or watch the attached YouTube video.
  2. Talk about what each of the sheep are doing in the story.
  3. Explore concepts such as near and far within the story.
  4. Invite your child to represent (draw) the sheep and support them to attach these drawings to a stick to create a puppet.
  5. Go on a treasure hunt to find things the same colour as the sheep in the story.
  6. Use your sheep stick puppets to find items in your house or garden that match these coloured sheep e.g. a red hat for the red sheep, blue shoes for the blue sheep.

Facilitation Tips – What To Say

  • Can you see the red sheep?
  • What is the bath sheep doing?
  • Where is the green sheep?
  • What is the bed sheep doing?
  • Where is the up sheep?
  • Where could that green sheep be? Encourage your child to predict/guess
  • Can you find the same colour as the sheep somewhere?

Extend the Experience

  • Investigate concepts of thin and wide, up and down, far and near.
  • Investigate different weather conditions – sun, rain, snow, wind etc.
  • Investigate different types of transport – cars, trains, ships, airplanes, motorbikes etc.

WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

Walking around your house or garden finding coloured items that match the sheep is being physically active.

Early Years Learning Framework

Outcomes

  1. Children feel safe, secure, and supported
  2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  3. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

Principle

Principle 1: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships. Through a widening network of secure relationships, children develop confidence and feel respected and valued.

Practice

Practice: Intentional teaching. Intentional teaching is deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful. They use strategies such as modelling and demonstrating, open questioning, speculating, explaining, engaging in shared thinking and problem solving to extend children’s thinking and learning.

Link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h4zAxrLgMQ

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