Digraph Ch Chicks, Chicken
Animals > Farm
Yellow or any color the craft is made
Crafts > Chick or Generic
and Events >
5th > National Bird day
* March or April
4th > Bird Day
National Chicken Month
World Farm Animals Day
Number/Math Activities: Counting, Sizing, Sorting
Shapes > oval
(egg shape), star, triangle & heart
Ages 2.5 + to 6
The chick is a fun baby animal to introduce for various themes listed
in the theme column. Visit the chick,
chicken section or bird
section for various related learning activities that tie in
with the craft activities below.
The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a chick or
a generic bird entirely assembled with basic shapes and during the process many skills can be addressed.
The main body and head
are an egg shape
(a sort of oval). This emphasizes that birds hatch from eggs and
invites discussion about the spring season and/or Easter festivities.
Many other printable support materials and links to related
activities are provided. Let's get started.
Activity 1: Easy Shapes Chick Craft (or generic bird) Ages 2.5+ Greeting
Card Option below
Tell the children they are going to have fun with activities
related to a chick and learn about birds.
Review your options for printing the craft that best meet your needs.
Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
greeting card option below.
Option 1: Print craft color template, cut out,
conduct learning activities below and
Option 2: Print black and white template. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Option 3: For large groups and/or to recycle left over
Print black & white template on card stock and use as a master
template. Trace the patterns directly on construction paper,
left-over paper such as wrapping paper or wallpaper, fun foam, to obtain pieces needed in coordinating colors.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
1. Greeting Card Option - Follow this diagram to create a greeting
card with the egg template first. Proceed to assemble the rest
of the pieces with the folded egg card.
1. Use wiggly eyes over the printed eyes.
2. Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back of head to use as decoration
3. Glue a few craft feathers to the wings to emphasize that only
birds have feathers.
4. Puppet: Glue or tape a craft stick for an instant puppet.
Learning Activities to conduct before craft
Choose those activities you feel are appropriate on the ages of children.
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
template if using the color template. Ask the children to
identify the colors they've used to color/decorate the template.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the
shapes in groups and if applicable by size (smallest to largest)
2. Counting: Count how many of each shape there
are. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint
the children with printed numbers. In this activity you may want
to also count the eyes. How many pieces are in total to assemble
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image
provided in the template to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. After
completing the craft the children can hold their finished craft while
conducting some of the activities below.
Alphabet Activities >
Consonant Digraph Ch Chick | Chicken
Introduce or review consonant
digraph Ch with this lesson plan.
Birds > Chicken
Visit this lesson plan for information and resources to present the
basics about chickens: eggs, hatching and more.
Chick Craft or Generic Bird Craft
Available in colors (featured) and
coloring page format
(Yellow & Gold)
*Black & White
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with