Baby Chick Craft, Math and Writing Lesson March 01 2010

Your students will love creating and writing about their baby chicks.

Appropriate for Grades: K-2


  • free baby chick beak, feet and box template
  • free My Baby Chick writers' workshop book (black & white or color)
  • yellow yarn
  • wiggly eyes
  • paper towel or toilet paper roll
  • pen
  • crayons
  • pencils
  • plastic green grass, hay or real grass and leaves

Instructions for the Chick's Body:

  1. Write the student's name on the paper towel roll with a pen.
  2. Student wraps the yarn around the roll at least 100 times. (Counting to 100 is a required math skill for Kindergarten.)
  3. Tie a knot around one side of the loop of yarn. (Adult help may be needed. Student can help by pressing a finger into the knot as the adult ties the knot a second time.)
  4. Student cuts the yarn to make round ball. Turn the ball of yarn in a circular motion while cutting to make it even.
  5. Student glues on the wiggly eyes.

Instructions for the Basket, Beak and Feet:

  1. Color the basket, beak and feet.
  2. Cut on the solid lines.
  3. Fold on the dotted lines.
  4. Glue the beak and feet onto the baby chick's body.
  5. Tape the sides of the basket together.
  6. Fill with grass.
  7. Put your baby chick inside.
  8. Write a story about your baby chick inside the My Baby Chick writers’ workshop book.

Helpful Writers' Workshop Free Printables:

Click on the baby chick to get your free, printable My Baby Chick writers' workshop book.

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