Baa Baa Black Sheep Printable: Lessons and Activities

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have heard kids playing this on YouTube! This is a childhood favorite and it’s a song that just sticks in your head kind of like the “Song that never ends.” Kids love it which makes it an incredible resource for helping kids with literacy. Below, you will learn some ways you can incorporate this classic Baa Baa Black Sheep Printable into teaching basic reading skills.

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Learning Objectives

If you are working in a classroom, it is important to know what your learning objectives are. Here are some learning objectives that would go perfectly with this song.

  • Students will be able to identify the letter B and its corresponding sound.
  • Students will be able to understand reading from left to right.
  • Students will be able to identify rhyming words within the song.
  • Students will be able to identify alliteration.
  • Students will be able to build confidence in repetitive reading/singing.

Lessons and Activities

Below, are some lessons and activities you can do to encourage literacy skills for each of the above objectives.

  1. Talk about the letter B and the sound it makes. Take a walk around the school or outside looking for other things that may begin with the letter B.
  2. Use the printable to have students follow along as you sing the song with the class. This will help them to understand the concept of reading left to right.
  3. Give students the opportunity to read the song to you individually. This encourages reading and makes students feel confident in the fact that they can already read.
  4. Discuss alliteration (same sound in 2 or more words in a line). Have students come up with an alliteration for their name such as silly sally sings, silly Steven smiles, or Susie saw sad snakes.
  5. Talk about words that rhyme in the song such as full/wool and Dame/lane. Create rhyming word note cards that students can match up at centers or in a small group.
  6. If you want to incorporate a little math lesson, consider using this count the sheep printable.

Words For Baa Baa Black Sheep

Here are the words for the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Baa, baa black sheep

Have you any wool

Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full.

One for my master

And one for my dame

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.

baa baa black sheep nursery rhyme printable

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