The idea for this nifty, reversible flannel comes from Mel’s Desk. I’ve used this multiple times for storytime (see our farm theme) and the kids always get a kick out of it. Flipping the eggs over to reveal the chicks is such a surprise!
Here’s the rhyme that goes with it:
Five eggs and five eggs Add a clutch of eggs each time you say “five eggs”
And that makes ten
Sitting on top Add the hen
Is Mother Hen
Cackle cackle cackle Clap hands as you say Cackle!
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens Flip eggs over to reveal chicks
Yellow as can be.
- Print and cut out the Hen and Chicks.
- Glue chicks and eggs back-to-back.
- Laminate pieces if you like.
- Add white velcro dots to both sides of the eggs/chicks. This allows you to flip the eggs over to reveal the baby chicks!