The Little Lamb {learning through literature}

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My son loves all of the books written by Judy Dunn with photographs by Phoebe Dunn.  These books were written in the 1970s and I remember them from my childhood.  The photographs are stunning and simple.  They always include a cute and believable storyline about a young child and their journey with a lovable little animal.

The Little Lamb by Phoebe and Judy Dunn


Making crowns out of dandelions like Emmy and her lamb.



Brushing our hair like the lamb had his wool coat brushed.


May joined too and played with her little lamb ♥


I made a simple sensory bin that only included little lambs and tractors.  The base was ground corn, found in the pets department, and I included some spoons and bowls for John to use.  I think this was his absolute favorite sensory bin.  I loved watching him play and explore and imagine.
Driving his Gator in the corn.
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  1. I’ve never used corn in a sensory bin, but it looks so cool! I think my kids would love it! And your crown’s held together so well! Thanks for sharing this at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!

    1. wildflowerramblings says:

      Thanks Carla — He LOVES the corn! It’s so simple, but it has been BY FAR his favorite :)

  2. You’re pictures are beautiful and I love the literature unit. I’ve been browsing your site and love all your ideas. Next on my list, a baby board…so cute!

    1. wildflowerramblings says:

      Thank you so much Tara! I will be checking yours out too :) -Amy

  3. I love the simplicity of your bin and your ideas!

    1. wildflowerramblings says:

      Thanks Sarah — sometimes simple is best — it has been his favorite, so we will use it this week too!

  4. Sweet ideas to share with the book – I love the dandelion crowns!
    (dropped by from the kid lit blog hop)

    1. wildflowerramblings says:

      Thanks for stopping by Marie-Claude!! Hope you’re doing well. -Amy

  5. Those pictures of your babies with the dandelion crowns are beautiful! And this little lamb themed sensory bin looks like so much fun. I know my kids would spend hours playing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom’s Library.

  6. Great ideas here. I really like the corn. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Cheryl, Hop Hostess.

    1. wildflowerramblings says:

      Thanks for hosting, Cheryl, and for visiting!! -Amy

  7. What a fabulous idea. I have a sand pit, that has water one side, but you have just inspired me to make a sensory bin. Thanks so much for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop, cheers Julie

    1. wildflowerramblings says:

      Thanks, Julie, I’ll have to check out your site :)

  8. Such a nice post! What a lovely way to learn through Literature!! Thank you for posting at Family Fun Friday at HappyAndBlessedHome.com.

  9. Love these ideas. SO much fun! (Also love your header by the way – fantastic photo!)

    Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I’ve pinned to our board.

  10. Very sweet book. What’s not to love about lambs? I remember begging my mom to get one when I was little. :-)
    Great activities to go along with the book! Fantastic for little ones. Thank you for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I’m a new follower by email, Pinterest, FB, and Twitter to your great site!

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