Ten Fluffy Chickens

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!

Ten Fluffy Chickens

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.

Credit: The Best Kids’ Book Site via Mel’s Desk


  1. Print and cut out the Hen and Chicks.
  2. Glue chicks and eggs back-to-back.
  3. Laminate pieces if you like.
  4. Add white velcro dots to both sides of the eggs/chicks. This allows you to flip the eggs over to reveal the baby chicks!

Click Here for Printable

The clipart used is free, open source clipart: Hen and Chicks & Eggs

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