Egg & Chick Theme Page
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of egg & chick ideas, links, books, printables, and
Update March 14, 2003
PREPARE IN ADVANCE:
1.) Read the story Seven Eggs by Meridith Hooper to your class.
2.) Once the story is finished start a discussion on eggs and the animals that hatch from eggs.
3.) Have a student tell you a name of an animal that hatches from an egg.
4.) Write the students response on a sentence strip.
5.) Have that student pick a friend to tell you the sound that animal makes.
6.) Write the students repines on a sentence strip.
7.) Repeat steps 3-6, three-five more times.
8.) Now call on a student to come up to the hanging chart and place two of the strips in the corresponding places.
9.) Next, take down the students response and place the used strips aside.
10.) Call on another student to repeat step 8.
11.) Repeat until all the strips have been used
An Egg Craft
Cut giant Easter eggs from 12x18 sheets of construction paper or tagboard. Mix sweetened condensed milk with food coloring to create several colors of "egg paint". Paint this mixture onto the eggs and let dry thoroughly. The eggs usually take 24 hours to dry! When dry, the eggs sparkle!
You need to make one or
This is how it works:
Dye eggs the natural way, kids think this is neat. Explain that the earliest Easter eggs were died this way. Here are some ideas for colors:
Green: Frozen spinach (the block that comes in a box)
Tan: Onion Skins
Peachy color: Carrots
You will need to boil the
colors till they are the color you would like. This
project takes awhile but it is worth it.
Students will make cotton
ball chicks in real egg halves.
Writing Center Idea!
Sentence Strips - It Started as an Egg!
Eight Excellent Eggs Mini Book
ABC ORDER CENTER
THE TALKING EGGS
The activities below can be used with the above book. This book may be a good idea to use with the theme of eggs.
Reading the Book
1.) Show students the cover and ask them to predict what they think it might be about based on the title and the pictures. 2.) Write three-five predictions on the board and have the class vote on which prediction they think will be most accurate. 3.) Tally the votes next to the predictions. 4.) Read the book and pause at appropriate moments and ask children to predict will happen next. 5.) Allow the students to examine the details in each picture, and discuss them. 6.) When you reach the middle of the story look back over the predictions. 7.) Have the class add more or take away some. 8.) At the end of the story, discuss which prediction was most accurate. 9.) To encourage critical thinking discuss the following? -Do you think you would of done what Blanche did? Why or why not? Why do you think Blanche was able to control herself so well? -What about Rose? Did not following orders make her a bad person? Why or why not?
1.) In The Talking Eggs, the author uses similes to create pictures in the reader's mind. Discuss the term simile with the class. Tell them that similes use the words like or as to compare objects or people in order to show similarities. 2.) After the above discussion, hand a piece of paper to the students. 3.) Have the students fold their paper to make four squares. 4.) Tell the class that you a re going to read a sentence from the book that is a simile. 5.) Tell them that you want them to picture in their mind what they see when you say the sentence. 6.) Once they have written the sentence you dictate and write on the board they need to draw a pictures of what they see. Here are some sentences from the book you may choose to use... *They lived on a farm so poor; it looked like the tail end of bad luck. *Blanche was sweet and kind and sharp as forty crickets. *These chickens did not cluck, but whistled like mocking birds. *A Cow with two heads, and horns like corkscrews, peered over a fence... 7.) Have students share their drawings and explain the picture they saw.
Egg Book IDEA
Have each student bring in an egg recipe from home. Have each child draw a picture of their recipe. Type up the recipes and bind them with copies of the other projects done. Allow the students to take the books home.
Egg-stra Special File Folder Game
Use egg patterns and write halves of compound words from the story on egg halves. Have the students match the words to form complete eggs. Suggested Words: +afternoon +cakewalk +matchbox +underbrush +handsome +breakfast +tonight +woodpile +corkscrews +mockingbirds +anything +backwoods +something +anywhere
The Magic Wishing Well
1.) Reread the part of the story where Blanche meets the old aunt at the well. 2.) Tell the class to close their eyes and imagine that they have come across a magic wishing well. 3.) Discuss the following questions and record the students responses. >What wish would you want granted? >Why do you want it? >Why would getting your wish make you happy? >Who would you share your wish with? >How would you life change with your wish? 4.) Now show the class a premade wishing well. The center (wall) of the well should have lines on it. 5.) Tell the class that now they will write a story on the wishing well about what they would wish for and how it would come true.
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