Students will create a nest out of a paper bowl. Then will make a chick hatching out of a shell in the nest.

Lasting Ideas & Results:

Students will learn about hatching chicks.

Essential Question(s):

Can I create a 3-D nest with chicks hatching from eggs out of everyday objects?


Desired Learner Outcomes:

Students will be able to...
Students will know...
Create a 3D nest.How real chicks hatch from eggs.
Make eggs with chicks hatching from them.


Creation & Performance: 2.1, Elements & Principles: 3.1

Daily Engagement Activities:

Lesson Number Description of Activities
Day 1Students will create a nest out of a paper bowl.
Day 2 Students will add the cracked eggs and the baby chicks to their nest.

Summative Assessment(s):

Describe Performance Tasks Explain &/or Reference Criteria
Creating a nest with hatching chicks.Creation of nest and chicks, creativity, craftmanship


Pre-Requisite Knowledge & Skills:

Student are getting eggs in their classroom that will hatch into chicks in a week.


  1. Students will glue strips of hay colored paper all around and inside of a paper bowl to look like the hay of a nest.
  2. Then they will each get 2 styrofoam egg holders from an egg crate and will cut around the top to look like a cracked egg.
  3. They will glue their 2 "egg shells" in the nest and glue a pom-pom into the shell to look like a chick.
  4. They will be given googlie eyes to glue on the chick and a small diamond shaped paper that they should fold in half and glue on to look like a beak.

  • Small strips of construction paper in browns, yellows and oranges
  • Paper bowls
  • Glue
  • Styrofoam egg crates
  • Pom-Poms (large)
  • Orange paper cut in small diamond shapes to be beaks
  • Googlie eyes
Modifications, Adaptations, & Accommodations:

This is a basic lesson and works best with kindergarten. Will work one-on-one with students who need extra help.


I like to integrate this lesson with the kindergarten teachers when they get their eggs to hatch in the classroom.

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