A few weeks ago, my six-year-old asked me, “Mom, how come some eggs turn into baby chickens and some eggs don’t?” I was ashamed to admit that I didn’t truly know the answer. So we made a trip to the library to find the answer, and I knew I had to create a homeschool lesson over the topic. Here’s what we found when we finally cracked this mystery!
The lesson and activities below are most appropriate for preschool through 2nd grade, but there’s lots of great information for all ages.
The Chicken or The Egg? A Homeschool Lesson About Chickens
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Cock-a-Doodle Oops! by Lori Degman
The Problem With Chickens by Bruce McMillan
Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wall
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Stay tuned next month for another fun homeschooling unit that ties agricultural education in with math, reading, science, and more! In the meantime, find lots more fun homeschooling ideas on my Homeschool Pinterest Board. And don’t miss last month’s lesson, We All Scream For Ice Cream!