Week 3 * Day 3 * Easter

Wednesday: Chicks
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From all things eggs to now an animal that hatches from them!  Let's have some fun with learning about baby chicks.

You can begin with sharing with your child some basic facts such as:

  • Baby chickens are called chicks.
  • A male chicken is a rooster.
  • A female chicken is a hen.
  • A chicken is a bird.
  • Birds hatch from eggs. 
  • Birds have feathers.
Exploring pictures and videos can also be a fun way to spark your child's interest.  The youtube link below is a short 'learn about chickens' video for kids!

Sing along to this 5 Little Chicks song 
*to the tune of 5 Little Ducks

5 little chicks went out one day (hold up 5 fingers)
Into the barn and around some hay
Mother Hen says cluck, cluck, clack!
4 little chicks came wandering back. (hold up 4 fingers)

Repeat with 4 little chicks...3 little chicks....2 little chicks...1 little chick...

Mother Hen went out one day
Into the barn and around some hay
Mother Hen said (this time be loud!) CLUCK, CLUCK, CLACK!!!

5 little chicks came wandering back!

For a sensory experience, check out this recipe for chick slime at:  https://www.steamsational.com/chick-easter-slime/ 
This chick Easter slime is adorable and oh-so-perfect for Easter! Add it to an Easter basket or play with it just for fun!

You can create your own hatching chick craft similar to the examples below or come up with your own! 

Handprint Chick: Easy Spring and Easter Craft for Kids-perfect to make for spring, Easter, or while enjoying farm themed activities.Looking for easy crafts for preschoolers? This Hatching Chick craft activity is perfect for spring and uses simple materials. It is easy to modify for a toddler craft activity too.Easter chick handprint card

Here is one of the children's favorite books this time of year, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick, read aloud https://youtu.be/V16TPipnvBA 

And a few other great reads:
  1. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
  2. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
  3. Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds


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