Activities for Kids on Egg-Laying Animals

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Activities for Kids on Egg-Laying Animals
Ask the kids to bring in pictures of their egg-laying animals. (David De Lossy/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Inspire children about the animal kingdom by featuring activities about egg-laying animals. These activities can include anything such as singing songs, watching videos, making crafts or even going on field trips. Host activities that best suit the age group you are teaching. Small children might prefer simple crafts; older kids usually want to see the animals up close.

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Story Time

Teach kids about egg-laying animals by reading stories or educational books about these creatures. After reading, kids can learn to identify animals that lay eggs such as chickens, snakes and turtles. Read fun stories such as "Tillie Lays an Egg" by Terry Golson or "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones" by Ruth Heller. You can also choose a more educational book called "Animals and Their Young" by Pat Stephens and Pamela Hickman.

Visit Live Animals

Take the kids to a local farm or zoo to visit live animals that lay eggs. The kids can see chickens and baby chicks up close at a neighbouring farm. Some farms do periodic tours for the public, depending on your area. You can also take the children to the zoo. Teach the kids about mammals that give live birth and visit several displays featuring egg-laying animals as well. This can help children distinguish the difference. Many exhibits feature snakes and other egg-laying reptiles.

Bring Egg-Laying Animals to School

Ask the children in the class to bring egg-laying pets to school for show and tell. Bring your own animal to show the kids if the children have no frogs, birds, fish or turtles. Encourage the kids to observe the animal and write down any interesting characteristics that they notice. Ask the kids to write a report about each animal that you or one of the other children brings to school.

Crafts

Teach the kids about egg-laying animals by featuring crafts. Help the kids make small bird's nests out of sticks and then paint fake eggs blue before putting them in the nest. The kids can also make paper crafts of different egg-laying animals such as turtles and other reptiles. They might also enjoy painting hard-boiled chicken eggs.

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