Grade: Elementary

#3740. Look Who's Hatching!

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Wed May 17 14:46:52 PDT 2006 by Kirsten Chapman (
Huntington Seacliff, Huntington Beach, CA
Materials Required: the book Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller, writing paper, construction paper, brats,
Activity Time: 45-60 minutes
Concepts Taught: Writing complete sentences, using correct captitilization and punctuation


Out of 8 by 11 white construction paper, cut a large egg shape for each student. Using different pastel colors, cut large eggs shape out of the same size as the white eggs.

Read Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller. Discuss with students what other animals hatch in the spring and make a list. Have students finish the sentence individually, "Chickens aren't the only ones who hatch, ________ hatch too." Then they can write whatever else they know about the animal that they selected. Once they are done writing, they draw their animal on the white egg cut-out. Then have them choose a colored egg and draw a pattern on it with a black crayon. Once they have made their pattern, and finished the drawing of their animal, have them cut the patterned egg in half, put the white egg behind it, and attach it with a brass brat. It can then be displayed by their writing, with their animal looking like it hatched.