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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Chicken or the Egg?

Today I combined out two present themes. We are still discussing spring and all it's wonders, but of course, Easter is right around the corner. We made our "chick in an egg". To add that Easter flair I had eggs in different colors so they looked like Easter eggs.

To begin our day we finally got to take our "spring" walk outside to look for the signs of spring. We found daffodils, hyacinths, violets, buds on the trees, and robins. We were freezing, but spring is there!

I also had added some eggs to our green rice bin. We had egg shakers all around.

I didn't get to make these eggs last year--somehow time got away from me, but they are always a big hit with the children. When they open the egg and see the little chick looking at them they are all smiles.

For the project you will need:

an egg pattern
a chick pattern
paper fastener

I had run the egg pattern and the chicken pattern off on some construction paper. I actually cut the chicken pattern out and the children cut out the egg pattern. The eggs a bit tricky so that's why I cut the chick out. Children proficient with scissors can cut both patterns out.

After the egg is cut out I have the children draw a face on the chick, place glue on his "belly," then glue him to the back of the bottom of the egg. If you have any feathers around, I'm sure the chick would look cute with those on too.

I then put the paper fastener in so that the egg will open and shut. Ta-da, smiles all around.

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Marina said...

Absolutely lovely idea to share with the little ones.

Andrea said...

Wow! I'm sure the kids really enjoyed working on this craft work.