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Eggs and Chicks
Submitted by: Rosemarie, Cy-Fair
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Big Fat Hen by:Keith Baker
Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.
Daisy and the Egg by:Jane Simmons
Daisy the duckling eagerly awaits the arrival of a new brother or sister, even helping Mama Duck sit on the egg while they wait for it to hatch.
Five Little Chicks by:Nancy Tafuri
Five chicks and their mother peck in the corn patch in search of breakfast
Ollie by:Olivier Dunrea
Ollie is an egg that does not want to hatch until Gossie and Gertie sit on him and use reverse psychology.
Whose Chick Are You? by:Nancy Tafuri
Goose, Duck, Hen, Bird, and the little chick itself cannot tell to whom a new hatchling belongs, but its mother knows.
Hurry!, Hurry! by:Eve Bunting
All the animals of the barnyard community hurry to greet their newest member, who is just pecking his way out of an egg.
Songs
Five And Five Eggs
Five and five eggs
Hold up hands
That makes ten
Sitting on top is mother hen
Fold one hand over the other
Crackle crackle crackle
Clap hands three times
What do I see
Fingers around eyes
Ten fluffy chickens
As yellow as can be
Hold up ten fingers.
I'm a Little Chicken
I'm a little chicken, Ready to hatch,
Pecking at my shell, Scratch, scratch, scratch.
When I crack it open, out I'll leap,
Fluff up my feathers and cheep, cheep, cheep!
THIS LITTLE CHICK
This little chick got into the barn
Hold up index finger
This little chick ate all the corn
Hold up middle finger
This little chick said he wasn't well
Hold up ring finger
And this little chick said he'd go tell,
Hold up pinky finger
But this little chick said "Peep, peep, peep!
Hold up thumb and wiggle it
Please be quiet, I'm trying to sleep!“
Wiggle thumb
Countdown at the Henhouse
Five little eggs all snug in a nest.
Five chicks inside are all at rest.

Peck, peck, peck, -- what’s that I hear?
One little chick will soon appear!

Four little eggs….
Three little eggs….
Two little eggs….
One little egg….
Craft
Chicks in a Nest

Materials for one project:
half of a 9" brown circle with a zigzag cut across the top (nest)
three 2 ¼" circles (birds)
9" x 12" construction paper
small piece of construction paper (beaks)
3 craft feathers (optional)
newspaper
cotton ball
shallow container of brown paint
glue
black marker

Steps:
1.Place the nest on a newspaper-covered surface. Dip the cotton ball in paint and then make prints on the nest. Allow the paint to dry.
2.Glue the nest on the sheet of paper, leaving the top edge of the nest free.
3.Draw two eyes on each circle.
4.Fold a small piece of construction paper in half. Cut three triangles on the fold to make beaks. Glue a beak to each bird.
5.Glue the birds in the nest. If desired, tuck a feather under each bird and glue it in place.