Preschool Chicks Theme





Books

The Egg - Gallimard Jeunesse
Here a Chick, Where a Chick - Suse MacDonald
Cluck, Cluck Who's There? - James Mayhew
This Little Chick - John Lawrence
Dora's Eggs - Julie Sykes
The Happy Chicks - Julie Sykes



Songs, Poems, Stories, & Fingerplays

I'm A Little Chick - sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little chick inside an egg
I'm always's sleeping - snoring away
Soon you"ll hear a pecking, pecking sound
the egg will crack and out I'll pop.

~Submitted by Yolanda in KS

Five Hungry Chicks

Said the first little chicken
with a queer little squirm,
"I wish I could find
A fat little worm."

Said the second little chicken,
with an odd little shrug,
"I wish I could find
A fat little bug."

Said the third little chicken'
With a sharp little squeal,
"I wish I could find
Some nice Yellow corn meal."

Said the fourth little chicken
with a sigh of grief,
"I wish I could find
A little green leaf."

Said the fifth little chicken,
With a faint little moan,
"I wish I could find
A wee gravel stone."

"Now see here, said the mother,
From the green garden patch,
"If you want any breakfast,
Just come her and scratch!"



Arts & Crafts

Make a Chick Mask

Make Chicks in a Basket

Make a Nesting Hen

Egg Carton Chicks

To make these adorable Easter chicks, you need one egg cup (cut from a styrofoam egg carton) and two cotton balls for each child, powdered tempera paint, a large Zip-Loc bag, a hole punch, scraps of blue and orange construction paper, blue, scissors and markers.

1. Cut individual egg cups from an egg carton. Make V-shaped notches the top of each to resemble half of a cracked eggshell.
2. With markers, have child write their names on the bottom of the cup and an Easter message on the front if you so choose.
3. Put 2 teaspoons of powdered paint in a Zip-Loc bag with two cotton balls. Seal carefully and shake vigorously. Shake
off any excess paint. (You can substitute Yellow Cotton Balls) 4. Cover the inside bottom of the cup with glue.
5. Place 1 cotton ball in the cup for the chicks body. Place a drop of glue on top and add another cotton ball for the head.
6. Punch out two blue dots and glue on for eyes.
7. Cut a small diamond shape from orange paper and fold in half. Glue on for beak.

~Submitted by Amanda

Hatching Chicks

If the cartons are styrofoam (I know I know bad for the environment) you can cut them out individually and then make the edges jaggedy and put a small dab of glue in the bottom of one of them an put a yellow pom-pom (glue on googgly eyes and a small felt beak) inside then you put another one on top it looks like a little chick hatching from an egg (cute).

~Submitted by Heidi in UT

Chick Puppet

Yellow Cotton ball or Pom-pom
Glue
Popsicle Stick
Construction Paper Scraps

A Cute stick puppet or decoration for Easter. Start by gluing a yellow cotton ball or pom-pom onto a Popsicle stick. Punch hole with a hole punch out of black paper for eyes, and a diamond shape of orange for a beak fold the diamond in half. Glue on eyes and beak. Make a bunch of them to fill a basket and read the little red hen



Theme Ideas

Chicken Dance - sung to "The Chicken Dance"

Play the music and have the children do the classic dance: Make your hands like talking four times, flap arms like wings four times, wiggle bottom four times, clap Four times, do it again faster!!

Hatch a Bird

Use an incubator to hatch a baby chick. You can order an egg from several Internet sites or ask a local hatchery (most will be happy to help out a school)



In The Kitchen

Chicken Muffins

Use a muffin mix and prepare according to directions; pour into round muffin tins. When cool, allow each child to place raisin eyes on for the chicken, fruit tape comb, and candy corn beak.

Chicken Coop Nest

Chow Mein Noodles
Hard Shell Topping
Marshmallows (eggs)

Children spread their chow mein noodles at the bottom of a paper bowl. Squeeze the hard shell over your noodles and put into refrigerator until stiff. Add marshmallow (eggs) and enjoy!



Links

Chickens at Enchanted Learning
Chicken and Hen Theme - First School
Chicken Coloring Pages - First School
Pratt's Educational Resources




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