Our new chicken life cycle craft is a fun way to teach preschoolers how chickens change and grow over their lives.
This life cycle activity for preschool features a hands-on way to demonstrate each phase of the chicken’s life from egg to adult.
Plus, preschoolers will end up with a fun activity that they can proudly show off to their favorite adult!
Celebrating Chicken Month with Preschoolers
September is Chicken Month. Chicken Month is a wonderful opportunity to engage preschoolers in fun and educational activities centered around our feathered friends.
Here are some ideas to help you celebrate Chicken Month with preschoolers:
Feathered Friends Storytime: Gather the little ones for a special storytime session featuring picture books about chickens. Encourage active participation by making chicken sounds and flapping their wings.
Egg-citing Science Experiment: Teach preschoolers about the life cycle of a chicken by conducting a simple science experiment. Provide eggs, an incubator, and let them observe the process of egg hatching. Discuss the stages of development and encourage questions from curious minds.
Feather Crafts: Get creative with feathers! Set up a craft station where children can make chicken-themed crafts. They can create paper plate chickens, feather collages, or even design their own feathered headbands.
- Weaving with Feathers from Fun-a-Day
- Feather Christmas Ornaments from Stay at Home Educator
- Fine Motor Turkey Math from Fun-a-Day
Chicken Dance Party: Let the little ones wiggle and dance with a special chicken-themed playlist. Play popular songs like “The Chicken Dance” and encourage them to mimic chicken movements and clucking sounds. This activity promotes gross motor skills and coordination.
Farm Field Trip: Organize a visit to a local farm or petting zoo where children can interact with live chickens. They can learn about feeding, caring, and even petting these adorable creatures. Ensure proper supervision and follow safety guidelines.
Remember to always prioritize the safety and well-being of the children during activities. Enjoy celebrating Chicken Month with preschoolers as they learn and have fun exploring the fascinating world of chickens!
Chicken Life Cycle Craft
Our free cut and paste chicken life cycle accordion fold craft is an engaging activity that allows children to explore and understand the stages of a chicken’s life cycle in a fun and interactive way.
You’ll receive the following:
- 2 pages – one color copy and one black/white copy
Life Cycle of a Chicken Craft Supplies
To get started, gather the materials you’ll need to prepare the activity. I suggest the following:
- Glue Stick
Now that you have all of your supplies, let’s get started with the prepwork.
- First, scroll to the very bottom of this post and enter your email address to request the file.
- Save the file to your computer.
- Open and print the worksheets making as many as you need for your students.
That’s it! Now, you’re all set to use this activity with your preschoolers.
Completing the Activity
This is a fun, hands-on activity for little ones. To complete the activity, students will start by coloring the images on the page.
Next, cut and paste the pictures in order on the base of the life cycle of a chicken craft.
Cut around the chicken template and fold accordion-style on the dotted lines.
This activity not only enhances children’s fine motor skills but also promotes their understanding of the life cycle concept.
It provides a visual representation that can be used for further discussions and learning opportunities.
Life Cycles for Kids
If you’d like to delve deeper into the fascinating world of life cycles with your preschoolers, we’ve got a great list of engaging and educational activities specifically designed for preschool-aged children.
From hands-on science experiments to creative arts and crafts, this guide will help you enhance your preschool curriculum with interactive and fun learning experiences centered around various life cycles.
Get ready to inspire curiosity and ignite young minds as we explore the wonders of nature together!
- Watermelon Life Cycle Printable
- Sunflower Life Cycle Activity
- Butterfly Life Cycle Sensory Bin
- Apple Life Cycle Printable Booklet from Stay at Home Educator
- Pumpkin Life Cycle Printable Book from Fun-A-Day
Incorporating life cycle activities into your preschool curriculum not only engages young learners but also nurtures their curiosity about the natural world.
By providing hands-on experiences, sensory play, and opportunities for exploration, children can develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the different stages of life.
By integrating these engaging activities into your preschool theme, you are empowering children to become lifelong learners who appreciate the beauty and interconnectedness of nature.
So let’s embark on this exciting journey of discovery with our little ones, as we explore the wonders of life cycles together!