In Acorn Class we were Lucky enough to look after some real chick eggs and watch them grow and hatch! This allowed them to explore the real wonder of nature. The children had a real hands on experience from start o finish with lots of learning opportunities.
The hatching part was really exciting and the children were super observant, noticing every crack that appeared.
We hatched 10 beautiful chicks in Nursery. The children were fully involved from when we received the eggs and incubator, to watching them hatch, to transferring them to the brooder with food, water and heat and even cleaning them out.
We talked a lot about a chicken’s life cycle and the children showed their knowledge by creating fantastic life cycle art work.