Sheep Shearing

Farm themes are always popular with preschoolers, because they easily incorporate so many of their favorite activities: pretend play, sensory, small worlds and more!

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We love it too because we can really think outside of the box with the activities and provocations we present to your budding farmers.

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One of our farm days focused on sheep, sheep farms, and the wool they provide for us.

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Your students were taught that the sheep’s wooly coat gets a haircut with clippers; the same way their daddy or maybe they might get a haircut!

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They learned that the special clippers used on sheep are called shears, and it is called shearing a sheep when a farmer gives a sheep a haircut.

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After learning all about sheep we put together an activity where the children could pretend to be farmers and shear some sheep themselves. We used shaving cream, balloons, and a large craft stick to “shear” our wooly friends.

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