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Footprint Chicks

Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: PreK - Gr. 2 | Age: 2 - 8yrs| Written by: Rachel Ward
[Rachel is a teacher from Marine City, Michigan]

Students will use their own footprints to make baby chicks.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Each student chooses a construction paper for background.
  2. Kids take one shoe and sock off. (Giggling will follow)
  3. Have students come up one at a time, to gently dip their foot in the yellow tempera paint.
  4. Help student "hop" over to their paper (which is placed on the floor).
  5. Each will step on their paper, making a footprint.
  6. The heel becomes the chick's 'head'.
  7. As paint is drying, kids may wish to sprinkle on glue to add cornmeal, so their chick has something to eat.
  8. Kids decorate their footprint to look like a new spring chick. Kids can use orange paint to add a beak and black paint for the feet.

Recommended Books/Products:

The Easter Chicks
by Jackie Harland, Caroline Repchuk
Losing her five baby chicks, Mother Hen fretfully searches throughout the barnyard and pursues promising leads that result in many surprises, as young readers are invited to assist in the search by lifing the interactive flaps throughout the story.

Easter Crafts
by Judith Hoffman Corwin

175 Easy-To-Do-Easter Crafts
by Sharon Dunn Umnik
Easy-To-Do Crafts, Easy-To-Find Things

Crafts For Easter
by Kathy Ross
Presents twenty simple craft projects for springtime and Easter that young children can make from everyday materials.

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