These chicken science activities help kids learn about the life cycle of a chicken. They’re a fun addition to science centers in Pre-K, Preschool, Kindergarten or First Grade.
The following chicken life cycle activities are great if you’re planning to hatch chickens in your classroom or just want to teach the kids about the chicken life cycle.
Science Center Resources
I love creating bulletin boards! The following bulletin board is an engaging way to introduce kids to the life cycle of a chicken. I’ve included real photos along with signs, labels and banners. So you can set up your science center like a pro. 😉
Chicken Science Center
I found this artificial ivy trellis from Kmart (Australia), which makes a really great backdrop for science centers. Below is an example of how you can set up a display to teach kids about chickens. I created a banner and then attached some labels below with small clothes pins. Then I used a binder to create a class book which details each stage of the life cycle. It’s useful to read to students when you’re introducing the topic.
Science Observation Activities
I made a variety of observation activities that kids can use to record their observations of the chicks or chickens. The kids can either draw or write their observations.
Life Cycle Activities
I created a variety of different chicken life cycle activities, so they can be adapted to multiple year levels. The life cycle wheel is fun for younger students and older students will have fun with the interactive notebook activity. Kids can either paste the description below the flap or write it – I’ve included both variations.
Chicken Life Cycle
Below are a few of the life cycle resources. There’s the class book, a life cycle wheel and an example of the interactive notebook activity up close.
There’s a reference poster included to help kids learn to label parts of a chicken. I made it so it’s not too complex, but still interesting for young learners.
More Chick Activities
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