Chick Craft or Bird Craft |
Spring | Easter | Farm Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Alphabet > Consonant Digraph Ch Chicks, Chicken
Animals > Farm > Chick, Chicken
Colors > Yellow or any color the craft is made
Crafts > Chick or Generic Bird Craft
Holidays and Events >
* January 5th > National Bird day
* March or April > Easter
* May 4th > Bird Day
National Chicken Month
World Farm Animals Day
Number/Math Activities: Counting, Sizing, Sorting
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 below:
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Note: See greeting card option below.
Option 1: Print craft color template, cut out, conduct learning activities below and assemble.
Option 2: Print black and white template. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed as above.
Option 3: For large groups and/or to recycle left over materials.
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.
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.
*Glue or glue stick
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