Friday, April 22, 2011

Five Eggs

One of my favourite fingerplays for this time of year is called 
"Five Eggs and Five Eggs."
It goes like this...

Five eggs and five eggs,
That makes ten.
Sitting on top is mother hen.
Crackle, crackle, crackle.
What do you see?
A fluffy little chick 
As cute as can be!
A couple of years ago I found fluffy little chicks at a dollar store.  I put a fluffy chick inside a plastic Easter egg, enough for each child.  After teaching the fingerplay I ask the children to make a little nest with their legs to keep the egg safe till it's ready to crack.
We then sing the song again but this time when we sing "crackle, crackle, crackle" we pick up the egg and crack it open.
 Every time the children are thrilled to see the little chick.  Doesn't matter if we sing it two or three times in a row, the pleasure is always there.
 This time, because we were on a field trip and it was the day before Easter weekend, the children could keep their egg and chick to take home.  I hope they'll be playing it for their families.
Happy Easter

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