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Spring Chicks Craft

Save those toilet paper tubes! This is a great way to have your kiddos use their creativity and learn more about chicks. Feel free to start this activity with a book and then let their imaginations guide them through this interactive activity where they’ll create their very own bird!

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Create your very own barnyard animal!

Allow your child some time on their own to create something fun while exploring different textures. This isn’t a very messy activity but glue tends to travel with kiddos so having them stay in one place is a good idea. Let your child place the eyes, beak and feathers on the tube however they believe a chick looks like. Once finished, they’ll be so excited to learn more about the animal that they just created!

✂️ How do I adapt this exercise for younger kiddos? For the glueing you may need to help with some hand over hand, but let them pick the placements of the feathers and tissues. 

📚 Books to explore: Little Chick by Amy Hest, Chicken in Space by Adam Lehrhaupt, and Chicken Big by Keith Graves.


For this Activity you will need:

  • Toilet paper rolls

  • Yellow feathers

  • Yellow tissue paper

  • Yellow paper

  • Orange paper

  • Googly eyes

  • Glue

Learning Outcomes






Using a variety of materials to build with and express their ideas.


Step 1:

Cut the yellow paper and tissue paper into small squares.

Step 2:

Cut the orange paper into small triangles.

Step 3:

Lay out some yellow feathers and the googly eyes.

Step 4:

Glue the items onto the toilet paper roll to create a chicken. Use the googly eyes as the eyes, orange triangles for the beak and feet, yellow squares for the body (exploring the 2 kinds of paper for different textures), and feathers for the wings.

Step 5:

Set the chick aside until it is fully dry.

Step 6:

Use the chick as a visual aid as you teach the child all about chickens!

🎓 Adjust depending on age and skill. Ask younger kiddos to show you where to glue each item, or have older kiddos glue their own pieces.

🧻 Out of toilet paper rolls? Cut a paper towel roll in half, or use a full roll to create a full chicken!

Playful Questions

  • What does a chick say? 

  • What color are chicks? 

  • What do chicks grow up to be? 

  • Where do chicks come from? 

  • Where does a chicken keep its eggs?

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