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Chicken Facts and Nutrition Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Activity: Science and Social Studies > Learning about Birds and Chicken >

Encourage a discussion and dialogue: Ask the children what do they know about chickens. Proceed to discuss some basic facts for young children:

Animal facts: A chicken is a bird. All birds have feathers. Birds hatch from eggs. Birds lay their eggs on nests. A rooster is an adult male, a hen is the adult female over one year old. Baby chicken are called chicks. Watch this Chicken for Kids video.

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Chicks and eggs | Chicken / Hen | Rooster
Skills > Problem solving. Computer skills. Bilingual English and Spanish.
Have fun with these online puzzles that can be adapted from 6 pieces to more.

Activity > Nutrition > Food Group > Protein Food
Print > Healthy Eating for Preschoolers Daily Food Plan poster courtesy of choosemyplate.gov

Eggs and poultry (generally chicken and turkey) are a source of nutritious food. Eggs are rich in protein, minerals and vitamins.

Resource > Eggs, hatching, chickens - Incubation and embryology: Kindergarten to Grade 3 Suggestions, lesson plans, on how to use classroom incubation and embryonic development projects to enhance programs in science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and art.

Animals -- Birds -- Farm -- Chicken >