Adventist Adventurer Awards/Wooly Lamb
Listen to a book about lambs.
Adventsource offers a book just for Little Lambs on this subject - LAMBS ARE BABY SHEEP
Say three things you learned about lambs.
- Baby sheep are called lambs.
- Most lambs are born in Spring
- Lambs are most often born as twins. Even though some ewes have single lambs or triplets, twins are the most common.
- Lambs will drink their mother's milk until they are around four months old. They begin nibbling on grass, grain and hay starting at two weeks of age. Lambs can be bottle fed if they are orphaned or their mother had several at one time and cannot feed them all.
- Lambs are born with long tails.
- The lamb is shorn for the first time when they are between seven and nine months of age. Lamb's wool is of premium quality and may be in high demand for spinning into yarn. This yarn can then be used to make scarves, hats, sweaters and other garments.
- Up to 20 percent of newborn lambs can die soon after birth unless they are given improved conditions.
Play a game about lambs.
Some ideas for lamb games and crafts
Here are a few good ideas:
Sing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” including a verse about a lamb. And on his farm he had a lamb, had a lamb, had a lamb... baa baa here and a baaa baaa there
Bring in some sheep’s wool (fleece) to touch and feel. Grow some grass from seed (lambs’ favorite food) in small dishes. Frolic to music like little lambs in the pasture. Call out a number and then the kids can “Baa” that many times.
Make a lamb craft.
Lamb Pencil Holder: Cut out shapes for the front, back, and face for a lamb. Color face of lamb black if desired, adding eyes, mouth, nose. Attach to an empty can. Decorate with cotton balls pulled looser. A fun, easy and useful craft.