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

chicken egg homeschool lesson

Download Lesson (pdf)

Download Activity Worksheet (pdf)

Related Activities

Sarah over at Farm Wife Crafts has an absolutely adorable craft that truly brings this lesson to life. After talking chickens, be sure to make Popsicle Stick Chick Magnets.

Popsicle Stick Chick MagnetsHere are some other fun chicken and egg activities:

Life Cycle of a Chicken

See-Through Egg Science

How a Hen Makes an Egg

Chicken Life Cycle Book

Walking on Raw Eggs Science Lesson

Floating Egg Salt Water Experiment

I’m a Little Chicken

Recommended Reading

Cock A Doodle Oops

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!