Cotton Ball Chicks on the Farm
light blue construction paper (1 piece per child)
farmhouse template (1 per child)
green crayons (1 per child)
orange crayons (1 per child)
red or brown crayons (for coloring farmhouse)
yellow cotton balls (4-8 per child, depending on number of chicks)
black marker (for teacher use)
1) Give each child a piece of construction paper and a farmhouse cutout. Ask the students to color the bottom of their papers with green crayons to make grass, and then glue the farmhouse on top of the grass. The preschoolers can then color their farmhouses.
2) Pass out yellow cotton balls to each student (two cotton balls per chick, one for the head and one for the body). Instruct the children to glue their cotton chicks on top of the colored grass.
3) When the glue has dried, give the children orange crayons so that they can draw chick feet and beaks (pointing sideways from the heads). The chicks can face one another, or face opposite directions.
4) Use a black marker to draw an eye on the heads of each chick.