Warm as Wool


Saturdays is pancake day at our house. This week, I made “sheepy-cakes” in honor of our new book, Warm as Wool.

Story Disk:

Jordan colored our story disk.

He placed the story disk on Ohio.

Cover Art:

I normally ask the kids to draw something inspired by the illustrations in the book.

This time I let Bub draw his own sheep, because I knew he wanted to draw Minecraft sheep. I don’t know why they love Minecraft sheep, but they do.


Memory Verse:

I created a Bible Verse Printable Pack for this book.

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store. There’s a bonus FREEbie tracer in the preview.

Jordan traced his verse and we glued it inside his FIAR Notebook. He recited it by heart at the end of our row.



We read Celebrating Ohio which was full of wonderful facts about this state.

We talked about the Ward family’s journey to Ohio as Bub located the various places on our map.

Using his Warm as Wool Story Review pack, Jordan mapped out the Ward family’s journey from Connecticut to Ohio.

Log Cabin Life:

We read The Inside Story Log Cabin together on the couch.

We made log cabins with graham crackers, pretzel sticks, chex, and peanut butter.

Pioneer Life:

We read excerpts from American Kids in history Pioneer Days.

Bub found a soda recipe in the book and headed to the kitchen.

Bub gathered all his supplies and checked out his recipe.

Bub created the soda syrup and we set it aside to cool.

Bub mixed the lemon juice and baking soda and it started to bubble like soda. Bub tried it, but the taste was off.

We used our soda stream to make club soda and he added the syrup. Bub said it tasted delicious!

Covered Wagons:

Jordan and I read a Prairie Day and A Little Prairie House from the little House series.

I set out our Parts of the Covered Wagon (Fiddlesticks Ed) with a rough sketch for Jordan to color code using watercolors.

Packing the Covered Wagon:

I created a Packing the covered Wagon to accompany a Little House Covered Wagon printable.

You can download your FREE copy here at our TPT Store.

The kids read through the list and selected the items they wanted to pack on their wagon.

They copied their items onto the booklet inserts and made illustrations.

We glued it in our FIAR notebook, next to our Ward family journey map (in Story Review).


Story Review:

I created a Warm as Wool Story Review Pack.

You can click HERE to purchase your copy from our TPT Store.

The boys worked through the questions in their Story Review pack.

Poetic Prose – Similes:

We reviewed similes and I gave the boys a copy of the Sheep Simile worksheet in the Story Review.

The boys completed their simile worksheet.

Sheep Vocabulary:

I added a sheep vocabulary words worksheet in our Warm as Wool Story Review.

Many of the words they knew and the rest we reviewed together.

Sheep Stories:

Parker and I had fun reading all the sheep-themed nursery rhymes.

Jordan also read The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Charlie Needs a New Cloak.


Calendar Math:

I printed copies of our February calendar worksheets.

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.

The boys completed their February calendar sheets.



We read about sheep in our Farm Anatomy book.

I created an On the Farm Sheep Pack for this row. You can purchase it here at our TPT Store.

The boys worked on their packets and Jordan used his to help with his creative writing research project on sheep.

From Sheep to Sweater:

Jordan and I read From Sheep to Sweater together.

Jordan completed the Sheep Shearing Day worksheet from our On the Farm Sheep Pack.


Sheep Drawings:

The boys drew sheep pictures to add to their notebooks.

Sheep Grahams:

I found this pin, but mine didn’t turn out the same. They looked more like baby birds perking out of the snow!

Even though they didn’t really look like sheep, the kids loved them.

The sheepy grahams were gobbled up after dinner.

Jingle Bells:

I had a special Jingle Bell activity planned for our Snowflake Bentley row, but we never got to it.

Parker and I read Jingle Bells together.

The boys LOVED this activity. They immediately began practicing “Jingle Bells”.

They even had their sister play a part. I love when they work as an artistic/creative team!


Pinterest Board:

You can find most of the activities, ideas, and printables from this post on our Warm as Wool.

Youtube Playlist:

As with our other rows, we created a Warm as Wool playlist with read-alouds, music, science, and other clips.

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