Flat Aggie: All About Sheep

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from Uptown Farms to bring these Agmazing Adventures to life!

Classroom Activities & Resources


  • Farm Animals: Sheep by Rachel Bell
  • Hooray for Sheep Farming by Bobbie Kalman
  • Your Sheep: A Kid’s Guide to Raising and Showing Paperback by Darrell L. Salsbury and Paula Simmons
  • Heart of a Shepherd by Roseanne Parry (ISBN-13: 978-0375848032)
    Heart of a Shepherd lesson guide from Illinois Ag in the Classroom

Web Resources

Clothespin Sheep Activity (full lesson – The Story Behind Team USA’s Uniforms)


  • One pattern (see pattern below)
  • Two regular size clothespins
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker or crayon


  1. Cut out sheep’s body and ears (the oval).
  2. Fold ears (the oval) in half. Open and apply glue to the inside.
  3. Fold ears over the sheep’s head and press to adhere ears to head.
  4. Pin on clothespins as the sheep’s legs.
  5. Cover one side of the body – up to the ears – in glue and press on cotton balls. It may be easier to pull the cotton ball gently apart in order to cover more space.
  6. Turn sheep over and repeat #5.
  7. Finally, use the black marker or crayon to make an eye on the sheep’s head.
This pattern will make four sheep. Each pattern includes the sheep body and one oval (the ears).

This pattern will make four sheep. Each pattern includes the sheep body and one oval (the ears).

2 responses to “Flat Aggie: All About Sheep

  1. Excellent! The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture modeled a new Sheep AgMag after the American Sheep Industry’s “Sheep Reporter” newspaper for kids the year Cat Urbigkit’s “The Guardian Team” was Book of the Year. See more about sheep farming at youtube.com/bristollamb.

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