I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, but Monday morning I realized we needed to started getting ready for our baby chicks, and hey! why not learn about chicks for school too?! So that morning I scrambled about for a few minutes (thanks Google and Pinterest!) and came up with this baby chick theme unit!
The best resource I found was this one from Missouri Farm Bureau. It is an online Egg to Chick Web Quest which shows pictures of chicks developing in the egg! It also had a chart to fill out, which Brett loved doing since we printed pics from one of their links instead of drawing. He loves glue, drawing– not so much.
The Web Quest also provided an egg to print and label, which Brett did with a bit of help.
Sorry about that last photo. Please excuse the mom in me…
We also made chick cookies.
We discussed “habitat” and what a baby chick needed to survive. We set up a real brooder, but you could easily make a “brooder” in a shoebox!
We watched many YouTube videos of chicks, chicks hatching, eggs incubating, and whatever else YouTube provided. Seriously though, who videos some of this stuff? You can watch OUR chick video we made last year– it really is stupendous 😉
I found this pic on Pinterest with no valid link, so if it belongs to you let me know and I’ll give credit where credit is due :-). We haven’t made ours yet; hopefully we’ll get it done today!
This baby chick craft from Rockabye Butterfly also looks like fun, but alas, Brett isn’t into art and doesn’t want to make crafts. But I’ll post it cause I really want to make one!
We also wrote in our journal, checked out chick books from the library, colored a Little Red Hen page, and welcomed real baby chicks! So overall the thrown together baby chick theme unit turned out to be one of Brett’s favorites. Go figure, right?!