Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi
Book: Stuck in the Mud – Jane Clarke
Flannelboard: Hens of a Different Color
This little hen is BLACK (hold up black hen)
She stands in the barnyard by a big hay stack.
This little hen is RED (hold up red hen)
She is very tired and won’t get out of bed.
This little hen is BROWN (hold up brown hen)
She likes spinning round and round.
This little hen is BLUE (hold up blue hen)
She lays eggs for me and you.
This little hen is YELLOW (hold up yellow hen)
She’s shakes like a bowl of jell-o.
This little hen is WHITE (hold up white hen)
She dance’s and plays, oh what a sight.
This little hen is PURPLE (hold up the purple hen)
She spends her day running around in circles.
This little hen is GREEN (hold up green hen)
She is the silliest hen I’ve ever seen.
This little hen is PINK (hold up the pink hen)
She goes down to the pond to get a drink
(Paused before naming each color, so the kids could shout it out.)
Book: The Chicken of the Family – Mary Amato
(A bit wordy, but went over okay. More appropriate for a sligly older age group.)
Song: Clucky Clucky Chicken –
(Did a little dance around the room...this wasn't my favorite but it worked fine.)
Book: Chicken Little – Rebecca and Ed Emberley
Flannelboard: The Most Wonderful Egg in the World
(from the book by Helme Heine)
Three chicken friends go ask the king which is most wonderful.
They lay eggs in a contest, and each becomes a princess for their skills.
Book: Chickens to the Rescue – John Himmelman
(Delightful illustrations, and very cute story.)
Song: I Know a Chicken –
from the CD Whadda’ Think of That by Laure Berkner
(used shakey eggs, and did as the song told! If you don't have shakey eggs, you could put beans or rice in plastic easter eggs.)