It is Day Two in our Duck Week and today we learned that ducks hatch from eggs. We played an egg hunt, hatching, and memory game to expand on animals that hatch from eggs. The boys had a lot of fun with it, and they even planned the egg hunt.
To get ready for our game I found 10 stickers of animals that hatch from eggs. My stickers included a shark, chicken, duck, alligator, penguin, owl, bird, turtle, and dinosaur. I stuck them to paper, and cut them out. Then I went in the basement and found some of our old Easter eggs. I hid one animal in each egg. When I told the kids we were going to play a game with the Easter eggs they asked if I could hide them. Sure! Why not!
|I hid the animal filled eggs and the kids hunted! It was hard to catch an "action" picture!|
|After they collected their eggs, they each got to open 5 of them. We talked about how all of the animals in the pictures hatch from eggs.|
|They had a couple of minutes to look at the pictures and try to remember them. Then we put the pictures away and started our memory game.|
|We sat down at the kitchen table and had to write down as many egg hatching animals as we could remember. It looks like my kindergartner had quite an idea in his head!|
|My three year old drew pictures on his own and then I wrote down the animals that he remembered. He remembered 6!|
This book follows a duck from the time it hatches from an egg, to the time it is 6 weeks old. This book is a great non-fiction book for little ones. The photographs are not only adorable, but informative. Stickers are included in the book and my son couldn't wait to use them. I especially like the last page of this book where they include all of the pictures from day one to week six of the duck's growth. We watched the duck learn to swim, eat, and change colors from yellow to white!
Stay tuned! Tomorrow is Day 3 of our "Duck Week"!