Little Bo Peep

Let's have fun with "Little Bo Peep"! Sing along to this beloved nursery rhyme, learn the charming lyrics, and explore sheep-themed activities for children.


Little Bo Peep song lyrics

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep And doesn't know where to find them; Leave them alone, And they'll come home, Wagging their tails behind them.

Little Bo Peep fell fast asleep And dreamt she heard them bleating; But when she awoke, she found it a joke, For they were still a-fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook, Determined for to find them; She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed, For they'd left their tails behind them.

It happened one day, as Bo Peep did stray Into a meadow hard by, There she espied their tails, side by side, All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye, And over the hillocks went rambling, And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should, To tack each again to its lambkin.

Little Bo Peep

About the Little Bo Peep song

Our dear Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. But instead of fretting, she’s got a trick up her sleeve: patience! The tale promises a fluffy reunion that tickles the heart and teaches us that sometimes, things have a way of working themselves out.

What can your child learn from it?

It’s not just a catchy tune; “Little Bo Peep” is a shepherd’s basket of life lessons. As your children follow the tale, they’ll learn about problem-solving, the value of patience, and even a bit about responsibility. It’s also a perfect springboard for teaching them words like “sheep”, “meadow”, and “tail”, expanding their vocabulary with a skip and a hop.

And it’s a fantastic tool for practicing English speaking!

Want to make “Little Bo Peep” come alive? How about a game of hide and seek with your little one’s stuffed animals to represent the sheep? Hide them around the room and celebrate as each “lost sheep” is found!

Unleash your inner artists by drawing or crafting sheep and their meandering tails. It’s a great way to blend art with storytelling, and it helps develop those fine motor skills.

Discuss the meaning of patience and problem-solving with your child. What would they do if they were Bo Peep? Such conversations are goldmines for developing critical thinking.

And there you have it, the tale of Little Bo Peep, wrapped in the melody of a nursery rhyme that’s as endearing as it is wise.