Are you thinking about getting chickens? Or maybe you already have backyard chickens or even a homestead or farm. Whatever the case, these 21 free kids chicken printables, activity sheets, lapbooks, and crafts are a fun way to get talking about chickens with your kids!
Homesteading and Homeschooling Lessons Together
As a homesteading and homeschooling mom, I know just how hard it can be to fit chores and schoolwork into my day. So if I can make homesteading a subject for our homeschool, it’s a win-win. And since we recently acquired 20 Western Rustic chicks, the kids have been fascinated by chickens.
Our Chicks Came by Airmail!
Since we live, work, and homeschool off the grid in Canada’s subarctic, (and since the borders between our Northwest Territories and British Columbia and Alberta are now closed), I wasn’t sure how we’d get our hands on some chicks.
Luckily, a fellow homeschool mom had a connection with a hatchery down near Edmonton, Alberta. Along with a few other families we placed one order and shared the shipping costs.
The chicks were born last Thursday night. They were then flown up to Yellowknife. We picked them up Friday afternoon.
They are now six days old and doing well. The girls are monitoring their food and water and cleaning the brooder daily. They also took a one-time class on Outschool to learn about caring for chickens.
Next week my ten-year-old will start taking a regular weekly chicken class on caring for backyard chickens.
Not Just for Farming and Homesteading Families
Learning about chickens isn’t just for farm kids or families living the country life. You might homeschool in the city or the suburbs. Don’t let that stop you from trying your hand at homesteading where you are.
Learning to grow your own food to feed your family, baking bread, making butter, and raising chickens or rabbits can help your family and children become more self-reliant. And some of the easiest vegetables for kids to grow do well indoors in containers!
If you do decide that you’re interested in getting chickens, please check your local by-laws first. Some municipalities and homeowners associations have strict laws about keeping chickens, rabbits, or goats in-town.
Grab Your Free Kids Chicken Printables & Resources Here
If you’re anything like me, you look for opportunities to turn anything into a homeschooling lesson! And these chicks proved the perfect opportunity.
It didn’t me long to find these 21 free kids chicken printables and resources. And I know this list will help you find printable activities about chickens for your own family!
It includes 21 links to free resources for learning about poultry farming and backyard chickens.
Or take a break from your regular homeschool work. And try a chicken unit study!
Some of the resources included are
- Virtual Poultry Farm activities(for older middle schoolers and high schoolers
- Chick Lifecycle Mini Book and Posters
- 5 Little Chicks Literature Study
- 38-Page Chicken Lap Book
If you’re ready to get access to this great big list of free chicken printables and resources, head over to An Off Grid Life now. See you there!
Sarita Harbour is a busy mom/step-mom, and grandmother blessed with seven kids ranging from age 32 down to seven. She lives off the grid with her family in a lakefront chalet in the beautiful wilderness of Canada’s far north. She spends her days teaching, writing, and learning the ropes of homesteading off the grid. Visit her site, Off Grid Life, for free printables and resources on homesteading, homeschooling, and self-reliance for the whole family.