The handprint baby chick craft makes an adorable Easter activity for younger kids. It could also be used in a farm animal unit or even a Spring theme. We also read two cute books about little chicks that go perfectly with this craft.
How to make the Handprint Baby Chick Craft
We used a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper for the background. Cut a circle for the chick's head and one for the body using yellow cardstock or construction paper. To make it easier, I traced circular items I found in the kitchen.
The wings were made with my son's yellow handprints and the feet with his orange handprints. He glued on googly eyes and yarn hair. Don't forget the orange beak and the child's name/age!
So cute! I love the way it turned out.
Little Chick Books for Kids
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We also read 2 books to go along with this Spring/Easter craft. The 1st book is Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson. It's an adorable story about a brand new little chick who is small but still stands the tallest, runs the fastest, peeps the loudest, and finds the biggest seed of them all. Mama Hen says she's her wee little chick and she's just big enough! I love the flow of the book and it's such a cute little story.
The 2nd book we read is Little Chick by Amy Hest. I love the illustrations in this book, as does my 3 year old. It's actually 3 stories in one that take place in the morning, afternoon, and night and all 3 involve her Old-Auntie. The 1st story is about Little Chick waiting for her beautiful carrot to grow. The 2nd story is about her trying to fly her leaf kite and finally gets it to fly. The 3rd story is about her trying to reach her star out of the sky. Old-Auntie convinces her that the sky would be dull without her star and to just leave it there.
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