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Head to the farm for some homeschool science with our free Chickens Lapbook.

Thanks to Cindi Fry and Wende for creating this lapbook.

Chickens Lapbook Lessons

Here are some sample lessons from the Chickens Lapbook:

The Making of a Chick
How are chicks made? First, a rooster mates with a hen. This fertilizes the egg so a chick can grow. Then the hen prepares her nest. The hen lays an egg about every 24 hours. The hen gently sits on her eggs. The hen turns her eggs to keep them warm all over. This is called incubation. A baby chick hatches from the egg in about three weeks. The mother hen gives some food to the baby chick.

Chicks Growing Up
Within a few weeks of hatching, chicks have feathers. In just a few months, the chicks will be full grown chickens (and roosters). By the time they are five months old, they will be laying eggs.

Chicken Jokes
This Chickens Lapbook even includes chicken jokes!

  • Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side
  • Why did the monster cross the road? It was the chicken’s day off!
  • What do you get if you cross a chicken with a cement mixer? A brick layer
  • If a rooster lays an egg on the middle of the roof, on which side will it fall? Neither! Roosters don’t lay eggs.
  • Which side of the chicken has the prettiest feathers? The outside!
  • What do you get if you cross a chicken with a cow? Roost beef!

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Chickens Lapbook Printables

In addition to the research lessons, the file includes these mini-books for your student to create a Chickens Lapbook:

  • My Book of Chicken Words
  • Why Do People Raise Chickens? Petal Book
  • Chicken Senses Flap Book
  • The Making of a Chick Egg Shaped Book
  • Group Names Tri-fold Book
  • Chicken Names Flap Book
  • Chicken Predators Simple Fold Book
  • All About Eggs Layer Book
  • Chicks Growing Up Mini-Book
  • Egg Diagram
  • Chicken Diet Simple Fold Book
  • Chicken Diagram
  • Chicken Lifespan Simple Fold Book
  • Chicken Jokes Flap Book
  • Chicken Classification Accordion
  • Chicken Size Simple Fold Book
  • Egg Production Matchbook
  • Shell Strength Matchbook
  • Chicken Breeds Matchbook
  • Pecking Order Matchbook
  • Chicken Life Cycle Puzzle
  • Chicken Coloring Page

How to Get Started with Your Chicken Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Chickens Lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about chickens. You can read these throughout your chicken study.
  2. Print the Chickens Lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the mini-books you want to use with your student.
  4. Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about chickens!

Lapbook Example

This lapbook sample was made with two file folders. If you need more instructions on how to make a lapbook, see this post.

First File Folder
Second File Folder
Life Cycle of the Chicken (on the back cover)

Download Your Free Chickens Lapbook

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