Cotton Ball Sheep Craft and Game

Cotton Ball Sheep Craft

Hey guys and welcome  to another  Playful  Preschool  Wednesday  post. This is the time we’re a group  of fabulous  bloggers share with you all some great themed activities. Last week we shared Snowmen and this week we are sharing Nursery  Rhymes.

My preschooler and I had a difference of opinions about what nursery rhyme we wanted to focus on so we compromised and touched on a few. That’s  when questions were raised about some of the words and we quickly  scrapped our first idea and went with this Easy Crafts for Preschool of Little Bo Peep.

Little Bo Peep Nursery Rhyme

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t  know  where  to  find  them.

Leave them alone and they’ll  come home wagging  their tails behind  them.

cotton ball sheep craft

For this nursery rhyme we made sheep. This was a craft that was easy for my preschooler and my toddler to complete. To make the sheep

We used:

  • Cotton balls
  • Large circle  cut from white construction  paper
  • Small circle cut from black construction  paper
  • DIY Glue Pad (glue works just as well)
  • Wiggly eyes


  1. Glue the black circle onto the white circle, something like a head
  2. Glue the wiggly eyes on the black circle
  3. Let them glue in all the cotton balls to make full sheep
  4. Let dry and that’s it


This was simple and both my girls were really impressed  with their sheep, even if one has cotton ball eyes or a cotton ball nose.

The next morning I hid the sheep and called to my Little Bo Peeps to go and find them. For my preschooler I gave her a word number and told her to find the spot with that many cotton balls and there she could find her sheep. Every spot with cotton balls she had to tell me how many cotton balls and show me the correct word number.

For my toddler I left pink and red hearts down and she had to follow the pink hearts, picking them up and placing them in the right colored heart cup to find her sheep.

The girls had so much fun looking for their sheep and saying the nursery  rhyme over and over again. Hey, and I got some time to prep lunch without hearing mommy I’m hungry.

Well I hope that you all enjoyed this share. If you would like to try some more Nursery  Rhyme activities  then check below to find some from some of my team mates.



The Playful Preschool Team has even MORE Nursery Rhyme Activities for Children.

19 Responses to Cotton Ball Sheep Craft and Game

  1. LOVE the craft and gross motor activity with it! Crafts don’t just have to be crafts – they can be so much more =) You could even print the words off to encourage print awareness too.

  2. Theresa says:

    I love that you had your girls find their homemade sheep in the morning. How fun!
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  3. Danielle says:

    Very cute craft!

  4. Devany says:

    What a cute craft and counting activity!
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  5. Deneen Smith says:

    I love this game I will be using this project with my grandkids when they come to visit. Thank you.

    • Natasha says:

      Aww granny! You can’t use this game with them, you have to come up with your own. BTW The 2 year old has been asking about you and and of course her Pop Pop.

  6. What a fun way to expand on a craft – I think some of my students would love hiding and finding their sheep this way.
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    • Natasha says:

      Now you know I can’t just do a craft. I have to add something else to it just so I can feel better. The find the sheep part was super fun to watch.

  7. Nursery rhymes are great just by themselves, add an activity and it’s even better!
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  8. I see your kids love sticking cotton as much as mine does! So much fun
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  9. Cotton balls are such a fun sensory experience for kids!
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  10. Jill says:

    This is such a cute craft to accompany a favorite nursery rhyme!
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