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Don't Drop the Chicken Egg - Mother Goose Time

This month we are Down on the Farm with Mother Goose Time.  I love the variety of sub-topics each each month.  For the first week of activities we were looking at Farm Animals, starting with chickens.  In the next couple of weeks we will explore things you find in the barn, food that comes from the farm, and farming. 

For our first day on the farm we were learning about chickens. 

We started with Chicken Eggs.  First Little Guy learned that chickens only lay one egg everyday (he thought they laid two).  After that we used tweezers to pick up "eggs" (cotton balls) and count them as we put them on a chicken nest card.  Little Guy has never used tweezers before, but he did very well. 

We also did Names in the Barn, which was a fun nametag activity for the first day of the month.  I actually messed it up and had him draw his animal on the back of the barn instead of on the front, oops.  He traced his name on the inside, and drew a cow (which he said was his favorite farm animal) on the back.  It ended up pretty cute.


Our last activity was an Invitation to Create called Chicken Feathers.  My son loves art, but he isn't good at it.  His favorite thing to do is cut (which he does upside down unless I am hovering over him correcting him), with gluing being a close second.  For Chicken Feathers he got to do both, so he was pretty happy.  He also got to use feathers and paint. 


Little Guy and I are Blog Ambassadors for Mother Goose Time, which means we get to enjoy free curriculum in exchange for sharing our experiences.  All opinions are my own!

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