Sheep Fences Nursery Rhyme STEAM Activity

Explore engineering with this fun Sheep Fences Nursery Rhyme STEAM Activity. Your little kids will have a blast problem-solving how to build fences to keep their sheep safe. Check it out! 

collage of sheep activity images with text: Sheep Fences STEAM Nursery Rhymes Investigation StationToday’s topic was definitely a favorite and this Nursery Rhyme STEAM Activity is a great way to encourage your little kids’ creative thinking and problem-solving skills! 

We did a really awesome STEAM Investigation Station from this month’s Teacher Guide, but because baby girl is only about 18 months old, we had to adapt things just a bit for her. Are you interested in how we started with a preschool activity and made a wonderful toddler STEAM experience instead? 

toddler making sheep fence using blocks
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

toddler stacking blocks to make sheet fences
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

toddler placing sheep manipulative on blocks
This rhyme, about a young girl who loses her sheep, invites children to discuss problem-solving and what strategies they use to find something when it is lost. 

toddler playing with sheep manipulatives and wooden blocks
Sheep Fences STEAM Investigation Station

Set Up

  • Set out sheep counters in the block area.
  • Encourage children to build fences to keep the sheep safe.
  • Set out additional building materials, if desired. 

toddler lining up sheep manipulatives on wooden blocks
Big Questions

  • Where might you see sheep? 
  • How can you keep sheep safe?
  • How could you build a tall fence? 
  • What might happen if you build a short fence? 

toddler putting green sheep manipulative on wooden block
This seemed like the perfect activity to do with my toddler! Because the sheep manipulatives that we received from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) were a bit small for her, I grabbed some other larger counters that we had on hand. 

toddler stacking wooden blocks
Talk about a great impromptu way to explore colors! 

toddler building fences using wooden blocks
Baby girl definitely had a blast playing with the sheep and building enclosures for them. She made both short and tall fences and enjoyed our wonderful sensory blocks in the process. 

toddler exploring colorful blocks
She also had lots of fun building structures and balancing sheep on them. 

toddler exploring water-filled blocks in bright colors
This preschool curriculum has become such a huge part of our everyday lives. And I’m beyond thrilled that she gets to experience it right alongside her big brother. After all, seeing your little kids create and learn is one of the best parts of being a homeschool mama and Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) makes it easy to provide opportunities for your toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergartners to explore STEAM concepts in fun and unique ways! 

toddler stacking blocks to make sheep fences
We seriously can’t wait to get started with next month’s At the Pond theme! 

toddler playing with sheep manipulatives and wooden blocks
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger

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collage of sheep activity images with text: Nursery Rhyme STEAM Toddler & Preschool Sheep Fences Activity

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