Fun Chicken-Related Activities for Kids

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PepsNick, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    My feed store needs me to host a chicken event at our Farmer's Market on Saturday morning for kids and want some fun chicken-related games or activities. Any ideas? One of the employees suggested that they make chickens out of popsicle sticks. Sound fun?
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    what about the chicken dance?
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Get a big box, like what appliances come in, cut one side out then set up an egg candler inside. Kids love candling.

    A few chicks still in fuzz they can hold and pet (under proper supervision of course) also draws them in.
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Chicken races: set the bird at one end (hold in place), lines drawn for their "lanes" and another person at the other end to call them on using voice, treats, etc. once the green flag "drops."

    Dress-up contests

    Breed ID contest

    Colouring book pages of chickens that can be coloured or have sequins, beads, feathers, etc. glued on.

    Candling is great, but I think chick handling to too much for the venue--just too hard to adequately supervise.

    Raffle off "chick care packages" (feeder, waterer, small bag of feed--~5#) and donate the $$ raised to a local charity

    Egg decorating.

    And definitely the Chicken Dance.

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