Package 1 - Kindergarten Creative arts - ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ singing, moving and acting

Sing and move to more nursery rhymes in this interactive lesson.

Week 4 - Package 1 - Kindergarten Creative arts - ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ singing, moving and acting

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.

Ideal

Back up

  • A ball

Before your child starts

Things to think about:

  • Do you have a clear space for your child to watch the video footage?

  • What nursery rhymes do you know?

  • Which clapping games do you remember from your childhood?

What your child needs to do

  1. Ask your child to move around the room like a sheep. They should start by being a baby lamb, making noises and movements to match. They should then become a teenager sheep, then a grown-up sheep, and finally some mutton (an old sheep). Encourage your child to change the tone of their voice to match each type of sheep.

  2. Learn to sing the nursery rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ (click on the link). Sing it in a sheep voice by changing the vocal tone colour. Act out the song with your child. Ask them to show you how the little boy feels when he is asking if the sheep has some wool only to find there is none left.

  3. Pass a ball of wool or an object such as a ball to the beat with your child while you sing the song.

  4. Ask your child if they know another song that sounds similar? (‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’). Sing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ (click on the link) with them and do the actions. Perform some body percussion such as clapping with your child or doing a simple clapping game to match the nursery rhyme.

What your child can do next

  1. Find a comfortable place for your child to watch the music lesson footage of ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ (click on the link). This is approximately 19 minutes long. You may choose to watch and participate with them.

  2. After watching the video, talk to your child about what they learnt from this video. Ask them to sing some of the songs for you and teach you some of the activities.

  3. Talk to your child about who looks after sheep these days (a farmer). Discuss how we collect wool. Sing and dance to another song all about farming, ‘The Farmer in the Dell’.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Sing the nursery rhyme of your choice that is familiar and try some of the activities to suit this song.

Activity too easy?

Learn to play this nursery rhyme or others on an instrument that you may have available or by using an online piano site such as virtual piano.

Extension/additional activity

What other nursery rhymes does your child know? Investigate what stories these songs are telling. Keep the beat with all these songs and try to create clapping games to accompany them. Teach yourself to play these nursery rhymes on available instruments or online using virtual piano.


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