Chickens

Submitted By

Charity
Maud Smith Marks
Theme:
  1. Animals & Birds
Audience:
PreSchool
Toddler

Story Books

  1. Fancy That
    • Pamela Allen
    Little Red Hen hatches her chicks to accompanying barnyard noises. Good for toddlers and pre-school.
  2. The Rooster's Gift
    • Pam Conrad
    Young rooster thinks his gift is making the sun rise, until one morning when the sun rises w/out him.  Too long for toddlers.
  3. Bob
    • Tracy Pearson
    While looking for someone to teach him how to crow, a rooster learns to sound like many different animals and finds that his new skills come in handy.
  4. The Chick and the Duckling
    • Mirra Ginsburg
    A chick tries to do the same things a duckling does. Good for toddlers.
  5. Zinnia and Dot
    • Lisa C Ernst
    Zinnia and Dot, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about who lays better eggs, put aside their differences to protect a prime specimen from a marauding weasel.  Too long for toddlers.

Story Songs

  1. My Old Hen

    on CD: Animal Folk Songs for Children and other people
    My old hen?s a good old hen
    She lays eggs for the railroad men
    Sometimes one sometimes two
    Sometimes enough for the whole darn crew

    Chorus:
    Cluck old hen, cluck I tell you
    Cluck old hen or I?m a gonna sell you
    Cluck old hen, cluck I say, cluck old hen or I?ll give you away

    My old hen cluck and scqua
    She ain?t laid an since way last fall
    Cluck old hen cluck and sing
    She ain?t laid an since way last spring

  2. Los Pollitos

    on CD: Lirica Infantil con Jose Luis Orozco vol.4
    Los Pollitos
    Los pollitos dicen ?pio pio pio?
    Cuando tienen hambre, cuando tienen frio
    La gallina busca el maiz y el trigo
    Les de la comida, y les presta abrigo.

    Baby chicks are singing ?peep peep peep peep peep
    Mama we are hungry, Mama we are cold.?
    Mama looks for food, Mama looks for corn.
    Mama feeds them dinner, Mama keeps them warm.
    Hand motions for the song:"cuando tienen hambre" (rub your stomach)"cuando tienen fr?o" (cross your arms and shiver) "la gallina busca el ma?z y trigo" (move your head up and down)"les da comida" (extend your open hand)"y les presta abrigo" (hug yourself)

  3. The Hens in the Coop

    sung to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"
    The hens in the coop go cluck, cluck, cluck,
    Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck
    The hens in the coop go cluck cluck cluck
    All around the farm.

    The chicks in the yard go cheep cheep cheep?

    The rooster on the fence goes ?cock a doodle doo??

  4. Ten eggs

    Five eggs and five eggs (hold up fingers)
    that makes ten
    Sitting on top is mother hen (fold one hand over other)
    Crackle crackle crackle (clap)
    What do I see?
    Ten fluffy chicks
    as yellow as can be

  5. Over in the Barnyard

    sung to the tune of "Down by the station"
    Over in the barnyard
    early in the morning
    see the little chickies
    standing in a row
    See the busy farmer
    Giving them their breakfast
    Peep, peep, peep, peep
    Off they go.

Other: 

other books to display and/or read:
Chicken Little Count to Ten (Margaret Friskey)
This Little Chick (John Lawrence)
Dora's Chicks (Julie Sykes)
The Little Red Hen (John Escott)
The Chicken Book (Garth Williams)