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Who Hatches from an Egg?


at least 1 plastic egg per child
small pictures of animals to put inside the eggs


* Put a picture of an animal in each egg, some that hatch from an egg (alligator,
fish, bird, chicken, duck, turtle, snake) and some that do not.
* Hide the eggs around the classroom for the children to find.
What to Do
1. During circle or group time, discuss how some animals hatch from eggs and
others do not.
2. Invite the children to hunt around the classroom until they find an egg. When
they find an egg, have them come sit down but keep their egg closed.
3. When the eggs are found and everyone is sitting down, take turns opening
each egg. Discuss whether the animal hatches from an egg or not. If it does,
sing this song:
What Hatches from an Egg? by Sue Fleischmann
(Tune: "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
A ____ hatches from an egg (sing the name of the animal you found in the egg)
From an egg, from an egg.
A ____ hatches from an egg
_____, _____, _____! (sound animal makes, such as "quack" or "tweet")
Consider the following:
* Invite the children to draw a picture of something that hatches from an egg to
make a class book.
* Can the children name something that hatches from an egg? Use this assessment
as a transition activity. Ask each child to name something that hatches from an
egg. Examples include alligators, fish, birds, chickens, ducks, turtles, and snakes.
Book: Learn Every Day About Animals
Center: Group or Circle Time
Topic: Animals
Content: Science
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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