Pajama Storytime: Chickens and Hens

Stories we shared

Five Little Chicks by Nancy Tafuri
Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardham-Quallen

Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack by Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb

Flannel board story:  Little Red Hen

Red Hen Flannelboard


Chicken Little


Ren Hen and Yellow Chick cups
chicken hen craft

This version is appropriate for kids ages 3-8.

Supplies you’ll need:

glue sticks
plastic cups
color tissue paper (red for hens, yellow for chicks)
color paper (yellow for hens, orange for chicks)
white paper (for drawing eyes) or preprinted and pre-cut paper eyes


You might want to pre-cut all the eyes, beaks, and feet for the younger children, and possibly divide the amount of tissue paper as well.

Craft it!

Rip pieces of tissue paper and glue them to the cup; neat or messy, it’s up to the artist!  Next, glue eyes, beak and feet.

Remember that arts and crafts improves dexterity, perseverance, and inspires creativity!

Pajama Storytime Hastings Branch 5/13/13

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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