For this weeks fine motor activity we made a mama hen and some chicks!
All 3 kids rather enjoyed this activity even if my 4 year old just inspected the feathers and threw them into the air! My 2 year old and 5 year old had a blast sticking said feathers to the actual chicken.
For this craft you will need:
- Craft foam in white, yellow, orange and red.
- googly eyes
- Craft stick or two spread the glue
Start by drawing the outlines of the chicks and hen on the white (hen) and yellow (chicks) foam. Cut little triangles from the orange foam for beaks and a head crown for the hen from the red foam. Also cut a flap that resembles a wing from the paper.
Gather all your crafty items and let the kids begin!
My 5 year old is already a pro at using the glue and quickly put his hen together.
Stick down the wing flap.
Add some eyes and beaks to your chicks!
Spread the glue on the body of the hen and chicks using the craft sticks and begin adding feathers.
You might even need to cut the feathers which is also great practice with scissors usage.
Once all the sticking was done I put the hen and chicks on a tray on a high shelf to dry for the day.
Once dry the wing flap will lift up and the chicks can be placed under the wing.
One chick, two chicks, three chicks. This makes a great counting game too!
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