Little Red Hen Craft | Chicken Craft | Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Alphabet > Letter C or
*Consonant Digraph Ch Chicken or Chick
*Letter H > H is for Hen
Animals > Birds > Farm > Chick | Chicken | Hen
Books > Folk Tales > The Little Red Hen (Folk Tale)
Large or Small
Chicken | Hen
or Chick Craft
Ages 3.5 and older
These are two crafts in two size versions that can help introduce the chicken, chick or hen. The smaller version is easier for younger children and can be used for the same purpose or to help children learn a baby animal name: chick. A set of large and small version can be made to make a family. It can be assembled in various ways and the process can be made more challenging and creative depending on the age of the children.
The crafts can stand-up so they make great decorations and dramatic play toys. It is important that the craft be printed on heavy duty construction paper or card stock in order to stand up. The pieces can also be traced onto thin paper plates as well.
These crafts are suitable to enhance related themes in and children's literature: a bird theme, farm theme or holidays and events listed in the themes column.
Both crafts can be made by replacing template #1 (body) for a standard thin (10" to 8") paper plate and the small version can be assembled by using a 6"-5" small thin paper plate.
The feathers are created by doing handprint cut-outs or painted handprints that are later cut-out. Other options for the feathers are: craft feathers, or cut elongated ovals in different sizes of decorative paper and or tissue paper (recycle).
Printing Options for Both Versions:
* Trace or paint and cut out 2 handprints for small plate
Trace or paint and cut out out 4-8 handprints for large plate.
1. Printing option 1: Print all color templates and proceed to assembly instructions below
2. Option 3: Print all black & white templates and proceed to assembly instructions below
3. Printing option 2: Large Version only
Use a thin paper plate instead of template #1 and draw and cut out a head separately.
Print template #2 color version
Paint/decorate the back of the paper plate in the color desired, wait until plate is dry and proceed with assembly as described below.
4. Option 4: Large Version Only - Print Black White Version directly onto color paper
*Print template 1 (black & white version) directly onto your color choice of construction paper or craft paper
*Print template 2 (b/w) onto a complimentary color or print on white paper and color these pieces separately.
5. Option 5: Small Version Only
* Use a small paper plate instead of template #1 black and white. Paint the back in desired color
Print template #2 black and white onto a complementary color or print onto white paper and color these pieces separately.
Children can color and decorate all other templates and pieces proceed with assembly described below.
Assembly Instructions Suggested:
*At this point all template pieces and or paper plate should be decorated and hand prints are ready.
1. Fold template #1 (body) or paper plate in half, color is showing on both sides.
2. Feet and Body assembly: Adult
will have to do most of this part of the assembly - a stapler is
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