Who doesn’t love chickens? We have always wanted to have our own chickens just for the eggs. They’re everywhere and they’re the most common form of birds on earth as they have been raised for meat and eggs for thousands of years.
Since they’re so common, it makes it really easy to study them. Why not learn what you can about them and then you can visit a farm or petting zoo to observe them in person. Use these chicken life cycle worksheets for kids to see how they grow through each stage.
You can dissect a whole one as you’re preparing dinner, nothing will go to waste. You can do some fun egg experiments to show how strong their shells are or what they’re made of.
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Life Cycle Worksheets Supplies
- Printer (I have this one)
Learn about the different life stages of chicken and label the parts of a chicken too.
Recommended chicken life cycle books for kids
Read these great chicken life cycle books to see how a chicken grows from an egg to an adult who can lay eggs herself.
To extend this activity, add in your favorite life cycle books, and watch a video of a chicken hatching out of an egg or of it developing inside the egg. Create a sensory bin if you have the life cycle of chicken toys to show how they progress through each stage.
You can talk about how we eat unfertilized eggs and discuss how eggs are fertilized when there’s a rooster around.
My daughter enjoys updating her notebook with drawings from the topics we’re learning. She drew this chicken laying eggs. I think this allows her creative side to shine in science which can be more technical or straight forward.
More life cycle worksheets
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