Chickens {Fun & facts about chickens & other domestic poultry!}

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Green Grubs
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2nd - 4th
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32 pages
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Is your class lucky enough to be waiting for some chicken eggs hatch? Or maybe your Enviro/Garden club is celebrating getting a chicken hutch at school! Either way, this 40 page mini booklet is designed to support your classroom discussions around chickens and other domestic poultry…perfect for keeping them busy while waiting for the big 'hatching' day to arrive!

Please check out the preview for a closer look at the resources in this pack!This resource includes:

• 8 ‘Chicken life cycle sequencing cards (in color) Print, laminate and cut before using to support the children to demonstrate basic ordering skills
• Several full sized worksheets based on the life cycle of the chicken

40 page Fabulous Fowls Booklet ~ page topics include:

• What aredomestic ‘fowl’ and ‘poultry?’
• What do these Chicken themed homophones and homonyms mean? (e.g. fowl/foul; flew/flu; cheep/cheap etc.)
• Write some sentences to match the illustrations of the chicken’s life cycle
• A chick Can/Has/Is graphic organizer
• 6 true or false poultry themed questions (plus answers)
• A selection of poultry themed coloring pages
• Facts about ‘combs’ and ‘wattles’ – what are they and why do some birds have them?
• When were chickens, ducks and turkeys domesticated?
• What creatures like to prey on poultry in the area you live in?
• Translate these key words into another language (chicken, egg, nest, hatch etc.)
• Find 3 people who….can tell you a book that features a bird as the main character; Who can make the sound of a turkey; Who have seen a peacock; Who can tell you their favourite chicken recipe or dish etc.
• Compare and contrast 2 different domestic fowl. (e.g. a chicken and a turkey). What is the same about them? What is different?
• Things to think about….Animal welfare is a hot topic right now. How are most of the chickens in your country bred and raised?
• Domestic birds are divided into 2 groups – the landfowl and the waterfowl. Can you sort out these birds?
• Label the diagram of a chicken (basic external anatomy)
• Add the vowels to complete the poultry themed words
• Peck, peck! Chickens have a ‘pecking order’. What is a pecking order and can you see this happening with your birds?
• What’s happening with this fertilized egg? Add some keywords to match the illustrations.
• A poultry themed word find (plus answers)
• Use a magnifying glass to study a feather. Draw what you can see
• Poultry facts! Did you know the scientific name for chicken is “Gallus gallus domesticus?” Or that approximately 74% of the worlds estimated 50 billion chickens are raised in factory farms and 68% of eggs are also produced that way? Did you know that scientists have discovered that the chicken is the closest living relative to the great Tyrannosaurus-Rex?!
• Onomatopoeia – did you know that chickens make up to at least 30 different sounds? What sounds do your birds make? How would you spell that sound?
• Who’s who? Learn about the scientific groupings for domestic fowl.
• Complete the fact file about your bird
• Collective nouns – can you match these domestic birds to their correct collective noun?
• Silly bird jokes
• Color in the artist’s palette to show the colors you can see on your birds feathers
• Use a magnifying glass to study your birds feet! Draw and write about what you can see
• Poultry facts in numbers (e.g. How many days does a fertilized chicken egg take to hatch? How many different breeds of domestic chicken are there?)
• What do chickens eat? What’s a gizzard?
• Mini facts: Read the mini facts and add a little illustration to show your understanding.
• 10 poultry themed challenges (e.g. create a bird mask to wear! Learn how to make the perfect boiled or scrambled eggs. What’s the trick? Find and watch some video clips of an unusual domestic fowl. Take notes and record some interesting facts.)
• Poultry themed acrostic poem template

Looking for other animal resources? You might want to have a peek at these!

Bats! {A fun & facts booklet celebrating bats}.
Goldfish and Guppies! {A booklet of activities celebrating your fish tank}.
Spiders! {A booklet of activities celebrating spiders}.


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