Mary Had a Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Mary Had a Little Lamb Nursery Rhyme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities


  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring & writing supplies
  • Review material list for crafts suggested

Activity > Presenting the rhyme >

Print, or read directly from the screen, and sing from the nursery rhyme poster. Here is an external link to background music and lyrics, or Appuseries YouTube video.

The coloring page version is a nice at home, take home activity for child care or preschool. Make sure child understands the meaning of all the words. Point to the rhyming words. Identify colors in the picture.

Tell the children they are going to make a special craft about Mary and her lamb. The Handprint Lamb is very easy for young children 18+ plus to 3 years old. The stand-up display is more challenging for children 4+ and older.

Note:  Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets, stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.

Activity > Craft - Mary Had a Little Lamb Stand-up Display  (Ages 3+)
This an easy cute craft and homemade toy with a movable figure of Mary and a lamb to dramatize the nursery rhyme. Use it to introduce the lamb theme, school theme, and to prepare children for their first kindergarten experience or just going back to school.

Activity > Alphabet Letter L is for Lamb >
Review and present the alphabet materials that you would like to use for addressing letter L.

Discuss some simple facts about a lamb -- is a baby sheep. A female lamb is called an ewe. Discuss some products derived from the lamb:  wool for example. Where does a lamb live?  A farm. What sound does the lamb make?  BAA, BAA.

Activity > Coloring page activities >
Various lamb and sheep coloring pages:  Color, cut out and decorate with cotton balls, make a hand puppet with a craft stick.

Activity 5 > Online Jigsaw Puzzle >
Back to School and Mary had a Little Lamb Theme
back to school and mary had a little lamb online jigsaw puzzleSkills: Problem Solving

Six piece online puzzle, click on the shape button to increase number of pieces.

Mary Had a Little Lamb color poster
Color poster w/text

Coloring page
with/text | no text

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Related nursery rhyme:
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Mary Had A Little Lamb Craft
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Stand-up Display Craft

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letter l lamb printable activities
Letter L lamb activities

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