Age: 2 Years +
Set up time: 15 minutes
. Chick template
. Laminator (optional)
. Contact paper and masking tape (optional)
The Set Up.
Print out the template and cut out the chicks. Now separate the chick from the bottom part of the egg shell. If you are laminating them lay them out so they are evenly spaced in the laminating pouch, when you cut them out round off any points so they aren’t sharp. Now use the masking tape to hang up the contact paper so the sticky side is facing away from the wall. set the chicks out how you want them, I stuck the chicks on the contact paper and Ayla matched the bottom of the egg but you can lay it how you like.
How to get the most out of this activity.
Set out the activity and wait for your child to show an interest. Once Ayla went over to the chicks I joined her and showed her the egg shells and asked her if she could find one that looked the same. The chicks that had the same colours but the opposite way (red with white spots and white with red spots) proved to be a challenge! I supported Ayla but I never told her where the correct one was, if she was struggling I would say “Are they the same colour?” Which seemed to focus her attention. Most importantly I praised her for trying.
Use words and phrases like; the same, different, where is this one ect. As well as talking about the colours and patterns.
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