Mary had a Coloured Lamb

Mary had a Coloured Lamb

This fun activity and song investigates colours, increases vocabulary and promotes an understanding of similes.

Mary’s lambs are so fluffy. They are made using polar fleece for the sheep’s wool and felt for the bodies.Each sheep is 11.5cm tall (4.5 inches) and 7.5cm wide (3.5 inches).

Mary has lost her lamb and needs our help.
We’ll have to sing to help her find the lost lamb.
Out comes the first lamb and we sing:

Yellow Lamb
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was yellow as…… the sun!

Red Lamb

But, of course, that is not the lamb Mary is looking for. Out comes another lamb that we think may be the right one so we sing again:

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was red as… an apple!

Continue singing for each different coloured lamb until we find the one whose fleece was white as snow.

White Lamb

Suggestions for the other lambs include:

 as black as night

as pink as fairy floss

 as orange  as carrots

as green as grass

 as blue as the sky

as brown as chocolate

as grey as a storm cloud


Ask the children to make suggestions for each colour.


Use as many or as few lambs at a time to suit the age and skill of the children playing

Mary had a Coloured Lamb

Inspired by Make Learning Fun and Mallory tells Stories and other blogs which I can’t find again. I ended up making my own patterns for this set.

Pattern for Mary had a Coloured Lamb

or buy a finished  Mary had a Coloured lamb felt set

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Flannel Friday Roundup July 15

Hello Everyone! Here is the Round for this week.

Thanks for your contributions this week.

Jennifer from Bookwings has been very busy this week with food themed felts sets. Five Red Apples, Rainbow Stew and PIZZA 

Wendy from Flannel Board Fun has shared the a gorgeous interpretation nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle 

Felttastic Flannel Board Funtime has Ten Fluffy Chicks

Kathryn has Three Jelly Fish using ribbons for the jelly fish tentacles.

Amy has fun playing with friends bouncing up and down in lots of colored wagons

Anne has shared a Sailing Draw and Tell Story

Thanks everyone.

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