We made these after learning the parable of the Good Shepherd. The kids used cotton balls to make the sheep all cute & fluffy. It tied in perfectly with yesterday's field trip to the farm, where we got to pick peanuts, popcorn and cotton.
And here's a pic from the farm. This is what a cotton plant looks like. There's a whole branch of unopened bolls in my classroom now. We're observing it every day, and once they open up, the kids will take some cotton home.
Hooray for hands-on learning!