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You are invited to download the chicken pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on science activities for your students. Children will learn the stages of the chicken life cycle, and parts of a rooster, learn about daily stages of chicken embryo development, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. Are you planning to bring a chicken egg incubator to your classroom to demonstrate how little chicks hatch from eggs?
This is an excellent resource if you want to teach your students about the bird life cycle. This resource will be helpful when exploring the farm unit, learning about birds, or setting up your spring, summer, or autumn activities. This resource contains a chicken life cycle diagram, worksheets, 3-part cards, parts of a rooster and bird egg, and chicken embryo daily development charts.
Here is what’s included
- Chicken life cycle poster
- Chicken life cycle 3 part cards
- Chicken life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet (color and blackline)
- Chicken life cycle tracing strips
- Chicken life cycle information cards
- Parts of a Bird Egg diagram
- Parts of a Bird Egg student activity page
- Parts of a Bird Egg labels
- Parts of a Bird Egg student booklet (independent writing)
- Parts of a Rooster diagram
- Parts of a Rooster student activity page
- Parts of a Rooster labels
- Parts of a Rooster tracing & independent writing worksheet
- Parts of a Rooster student booklet (independent writing)
- Parts of a Rooster 3 part cards
- Daily Cycle of a Chicken Embryo picture chart
- Daily Cycle of a Chicken Embryo information chart
- Daily Cycle of a Chicken Embryo line art chart
How to use this printable
3 Part Cards
Children who are learning to read: use control cards, picture cards, and label cards.
Lay out control cards side by side.
Invite the child to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.
Read the information cards and invite the child to place them below the corresponding cards.
Invite the child to retell the life cycle to you or their peer/sibling.
Confident readers: use description cards, control cards, picture cards, and label cards.
Lay out picture cards.
Read and find the matching label for each picture card. Use control cards to self-check.
Read the information cards and place them below the corresponding cards.
Retell the life cycle to their peers/siblings.
Cutting and coloring
Print poster on cardstock and laminate.
Place on display for children to examine and observe.
Print cutting and coloring worksheets on printing paper.
Gather scissors, glue, and colored pencils.
Invite the child to:
describe the life cycle then
color, cut and paste stages into the life cycle worksheet.
Print posters. Cut label cards.
Laminate and attach velcro (optional).
Invite the child to:
read each word and place it next to the corresponding part on the poster with blank spaces OR
match label cards to the labels on the original poster.
Print booklet pages on printing paper. Cut pages.
Invite the child to:
Label each card or dictate for the educator to write down labels.
Color in parts of a bald eagle.
Life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.
Tracing/labeling and coloring strips – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and invite the child to trace or label stages of the life cycle.
Daily Cycle of a Chicken Embryo – Print the color picture and description posters on cardstock. Bind with metal rings and place on display for children to observe the progress. Alternatively, cut description cards and glue them on top of the picture cards making sure the picture can be seen. Invite the children to follow the progress by flipping cards once each day.
Thank you and happy learning!
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