Storytime Theme: Chicken Storytime "The Chicken and the Egg!"

Freedom Chickens!

*See Chick and Eggs! folders for additional crafts.

Books --

Little Red Hen Flannel board
Five Hungry Chickens Flannel board

Mrs. Goose's Baby by Charlotte Voake
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
The Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme heine
Zinnia and Dot by Lisa Campbell Ernst
The Chicken Sisters by Laura Numeroff
Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
My Friend Chicken by Adam McCavley
Lottie's New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers
Henny Penny by H. Werner Zimmerman
Charlie the Chicken by Denchfield and Parker (Pop-up/ lift the flap)
*More are in the folder

Audience Participation Stories/Characters for Act-out Stories

The Little Red Hen from Do Me! Stories from Around the World by Susan Pagnucci

Story Extensions

  • Fingerplays:

    • This Little Chick
    • Here is a Hen
    • Five Little Eggs
    • Whose Little Chicks are These?
    • Higgledy, Piggledy
  • The Chicken Walk
  • Songs
    • Just Hatched Melody I'm a Little Teapot
    • In the Egg Melody Eensy Weensy Spider
    • Chicks and Ducklings Melody Oh, Susanna

Arts and Crafts

Chicken paper plate craft
Paper plate
Chicken head and wings (already in folder in individual envelopes)

Chicken on a Nest
One small size milk carton or any container about 2.5' across
White or yellow egg carton (each kid needs a cup)
Lid from egg carton or white construction paper
Jelly beans or scraps from carton lid or white construction paper
Cellophane grass or strips of colored facial tissue
Brown construction paper

*See folder for specific instructions

Busy Chicken Yard
one green foam meat/fruit/vegetable tray
Yellow and white construction paper
1" wide white strips of paper

*See folder for specific instructions

Charlie the Chicken Nametags (pattern in folder)
Paper Plate Pecking Chicken

Hatching Chick


Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills