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Chicken Little and other feathered friends
Submitted by: Cindy Hoffart-Watson, Cy-Fair
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Chicken Little by:Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Chicken Little, who has an acorn fall on his head and runs in a panic to his friends Henny Penny, Lucky Ducky, and Loosey Goosey, to tell them the sky is falling.
Red Hen by:Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Red Hen finds a recipe for a Simply Splendid Cake and asks her friends the cat, the rat, and the frog to help with the preparations. But it seems as though her friends want no part in the cake until it's ready to eat. Will they decide to pitch in, or let Red Hen do all of the hard work?
There is a Bird on Your Head! by:Mo Willems
Gerald the elephant discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-- two birds on your head! Piggie will try to help her best friend.
Songs
Robin Red Breast
Way up high, little robin flying just so (put hands up as high as possible)
Quick down low for a worm he must go (put hands low, almost touching the floor)
With a wing on the left and a wing on the right,(extended arms one at a time)
Fly to your nest for soon it will be night (flapping arms like flying)
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/birds/songs.htm
Humming Birds Finger Play
Five humming birds flying in the air (Hold up five fingers)
The first one landed in my hair (Grab little finger)
The second and third were a pair.(Touch index finger and thumb together.)
The fourth humming bird didn't care. (grab ring finger.)
The fifth humming bird hummed everywhere (Touch middle finger and hum loudly)
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/birds/songs.htm
Craft
The Sky is Falling Chicken Little Visor
Materials
Yellow construction paper
Orange construction paper
Yarn
Wiggle eyes
Tacky glue
Feathers
Small brown pom-poms

For this project, visor is worn upside down and on top of child’s head, using yarn to secure. (Visor will be worn in the manner of a crown rather than a traditional form of visor wear)
Cut 1 Ellison Die visor out of yellow construction paper.
Attach yellow yarn on each end of visor for securing around child’s chin or behind ears.
Cut 1 triangle out of orange construction paper and glue on visor for beak (placement of beak will be towards child’s forehead)
Glue wiggle eyes on visor.
Glue pom-poms on visor to represent acorns.
Glue feathers to top of visor.
See link below for general idea. I added pom-poms to represent acorns. http://www.makingfriends.com/spring/visor_chick.htm
Other
Falling Acorns -Chicken Little The sky is falling activity- Counting
Seat a child in the middle of your large-group area. Have him close his eyes. Then drop large brown pom-poms (acorns) on his head as he counts the number of acorns out aloud. Encourage him to name the number of acorns that were dropped. Then prompt him to say “The sky is falling!” Repeat the activity with a different youngster and number of acorns. Acorns will be used for craft.
http://www.theeducationcenter.com/tec/afc/learning/go.do


Sorting Activity: Feather find activity.
Gather large and small craft feathers in various colors to represent Chicken little, Goosey Loosey, Ducky lucky and Cocky Locky. Place feathers around the room. To begin, tell youngsters that Chicken Little and some of his friends have lost several feathers. Have students find the feathers and place them in a pile. Have youngsters help you sort the feathers by color. Then help them re-sort the feathers by size. Feathers will used for craft.http://www.theeducationcenter.com/tec/afc/learning/go.do