Let children choose to be Little Bo Peep (you can have more than one) or a sheep. Have children act out the first verse of the song as they sing it. Then let each child name something else Bo Peep has lost. Children can act out each suggestion as they sing the song changing words as necessary. For example:
Little Bo Peep has lost her cat,
And doesn't know where to find it.
Leave it alone and it will come home
With its kittens meowing behind it.
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