Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little Lamb nursery rhyme lesson plans for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.
Mary Had a Little Lamb Theme for Preschool and Kindergarten

Mary Had a Little Lamb Books

5 Day Mary Had a Little Lamb Lesson Plan
Day 1:

  • Read Mary Had a Little Lamb book to class.
  • Re-tell the rhyme using the Mary Had a Little Lamb flannel board.
  • Sing Mary Had a Little Lamb song (See resources section below) Show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 2:

  • Read Mary Had a Little Lamb book to class.
  • Introduce Mary Had a Little Lamb pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Mary Had a Little Lamb song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 3:

  • Read Mary Had a Little Lamb book to class.
  • Review Mary Had a Little Lamb pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Mary Had a Little Lamb song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 4:

  • Read Mary Had a Little Lamb book to class.
  • Review Mary Had a Little Lamb pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Mary Had a Little Lamb song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.

Day 5:

  • Read Mary Had a Little Lamb book to class.
  • Review Mary Had a Little Lamb pocket chart. Have one student come to front and point to the words while whole class says rhyme.
  • Sing Mary Had a Little Lamb song, show the book and turn the pages as you sing the song.
  • Act out rhyme with entire class.

Mary Had a Little Lamb Activities

Story Sequence
Materials: Mary Had a Little Lamb sequencing pictures, construction paper, crayons, scissors, glue.
Using 3 or 4 scene sequence pictures is a great way to check for understanding. Have your students color the scenes, cut apart, and glue in the correct order on a piece of construction paper.
*TIP: 4 year olds may have difficulty sequencing 4 pictures until later in the school year, I try to choose only 3 scene sequencing activities when working with 4 year olds. Just cover up the 2nd or 3rd picture in the 4 picture sequence reproducibles and then copy.

Act Out the Rhyme
Materials: backpack, lamb headband.
Select one student to be “Mary” and another student to be the “lamb”. The student who is Mary can wear a backpack to show that she is on her way to school, the student who is the lamb can wear the headband. As the children are acting out the rhyme have the whole class say the rhyme out loud with you. Continue acting out the rhyme until all students have had a turn to be one of the characters in the rhyme.
To make the headband you will need one sentence strip and two black pieces of paper cut into the shape of sheep ears. Glue the two pieces of black paper to the sentence strips and staple the two ends together to make a headband.

More Nursery Rhyme Resources

Download the Printable Nursery Rhyme Books, Charts, and MP3 Songs from Dr. Jean

Printable Nursery Rhyme Packet includes mp3s from Dr. Jean

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