Chickens – Preschool

Introduction Welcome
What’s in my Egg Styrofoam Egg filled with different animals
– Had the kids guess the different animals.
Book Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
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Flannel Five Little Eggs
There are five little eggs
And what do we see
They’re about to crack open
“My goodness me,”
said Mother Hen.The first egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a snappy little alligator
Looking at me.The second egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little purple dinosaur
Looking at me.

The third egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little green turtle
Looking at me.

The fourth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a pretty little bluebird
Looking at me.

The fifth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little yellow chicken
Looking at me.
“My baby!”
said the mother hen,
as happy as can be.

“Mommy!” said the chick.
“Did you meet all my sisters and brothers?”
“What!” shrieked Mother Hen,
“My goodness me.”
Source:Kids Blog

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Book Chicken Butt by Erica S. Perl
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Action Rhyme If You’re a Chicken and You Know It
(to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a chicken and you know it flap your wings: flap flap!
(hands near armpits, elbows out, flap “wings” twice)
If you’re a chicken and you know it flap your wings: flap flap!
(hands near armpits, elbows out, flap “wings” twice)
If you’re a chicken and you know it, and you really want to show it
(hands near armpits, elbows out, flap “wings” twice)
If you’re a chicken and you know it, flap your wings: flap flap!Other Verses:
Fly up high: fly fly (jump up in air)
Scratch with your feet: scritch scratch (drag one foot along ground, then other)
Go peck peck: peck peck (Make a beak with hand, tap it on the other hand)
Say bok bok: Bok! Bok! (say bok bok)
Settle into your nest: settle settle (sit down and wiggle bottom)
Source: Jen in the Library 
Action Rhyme This Is the Way the Chicken Moves
This the way the chicken walks, chicken walks
The chicken walks, the chicken walks.
This is the way the chicken walks so early in the morning. (Bob the head, chin in front) 

This is the way the chicken stretches (flap wings)
This is the way the chicken dances (move your tail feathers)
This is the way the chickens sits (act like your sitting on a nest)Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year’s Worth of Ready-To-Go Programming by Carol Garnett Hopkins

Action Rhyme Shake, Shake, Shake
(Tune: Do your ears hang low?)Can you shake your egg up high?
Can you shake your egg down low?
Can you shake it side to side?
Can you shake it by your toe?
Can you shake it really fast?
Can you shake it really slow?
Can you shake your egg?

Source: Storytimes and More 

Dance Song Put a Chicken on Your Head by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael
Dance Song Chicken Dance
Cool Down ABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye Song  It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Craft: Chicken headband! Source of inspiration.
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