Help your child pick out a handful of yellow and orange pom-poms.
Glue one pom-pom on top of another one of the same color.
While waiting for the glue to dry, have your child use scissors and construction paper to cut out a small triangle beak and feet for his chick. If he has used yellow pom-poms, he’ll want to use orange construction paper for contrast, and yellow construction paper if he used orange pom-poms.
Have your child pick out a pair of wiggle eyes and carefully apply glue to the backs of them, then place them on the front of the pom-poms.
Glue the triangle beak underneath the eyes and glue it on. Then place the feet shape underneath the pom-poms. Glue the chick on top of the feet.
Have your child position a feather on the back of the pom-poms, either horizontally or vertically, whichever he prefers. Glue the feather on the back of the chick.
Place his creation on the mantle, on top of the TV, or as a centerpiece to celebrate springtime!
Beth Levin has an M.A. in Curriculum and Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She has written educational activities for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill and Renaissance Learning publishers. She has a substitute teaching credential for grades K-12 in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.